Farewell, Faithful Friend

Marmite, most beloved of hounds, has taken her last walk. She has been with me, faithful and true, for 13 yrs 7 months and I will miss her more than words can say. You were the best dog a girl could be blessed with, darling one, and you will live in my heart forever.  

Notes on creativity

Originally posted on Druid Life:
Those of you who have followed this blog for a while will know I’ve had ongoing struggles with creative work. The creative industries are a mess, austerity means many people can’t afford books, art or music. It’s really hard making a living at the moment. There’s only so much time…

Tips for angry arguments

Originally posted on Druid Life:
Politics doesn’t bring out the best in people, and angry political exchanges can put strains on otherwise viable friendships. What to do if someone you thought was ok starts spewing hate, insults and what looks to you like madness? Don’t respond in kind. You’ll just cause them to dig in…

How do I procrastinate, let me count the ways!

Hmm, I’m supposed to be finishing off my penultimate short story for my creative writing course so obviously I have just spent the evening putting together the first chapter of another Merlin fan fiction.  Honestly, sometimes I despair of my myself and my seemingly endless ways to do anything other than what I should be … More How do I procrastinate, let me count the ways!