Writing stories from the heart, forming connections through the sharing with you, dear readers, is my burning passion.
Stories of my adventures, hit and miss, as a Brit emigrating to America and raising my three, now grown children in California. Of my growing up years with an alcoholic, jail-bird dad, and as Mum and Carer to my youngest child, diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome at eighteen.
Of travels; of history; of my garden; of wildlife and nature’s beauty; of creatures great and small. Of the love of family and dear ones and of all that stirs my soul.
Through memoir, creative non-fiction, personal essays, articles, poetry and flash fiction, I write about the funny, the sad, the beautiful and the ugly; the heartening, annoying, and often peculiar things that happen during the course of an apparently normal day while navigating this thing called life. All very unpredictable, challenging and, if we let it, so wonderful.
Weaving stories from the past; making sense of the present;
giving hope for the future.
Story-telling through photography challenges, taking part in blog hops and guest posts, I hope to share updates about my writing progress, especially my memoir, ‘Stranger in a White Dress‘.
I use all my own photographs to illustrate my blog posts. Ever since using my very first 35mm Kodak Instamatic camera (remember those square flash bulbs?), I’ve enjoyed snapping away. From my trusty Sony Cyber Shot digital camera to my mobile phone, and now my latest Fuji, I pursue another passion.
Barring technological problems and other unseen events, my aim is to post twice usually, sometimes three times a week. I am yet to form a set schedule, but perhaps I need to work on that.
Most importantly, my sincere hope is that you will enjoy reading my blog.
Thank you so much for your visit.