Today is National Writing Day

and funnily enough I'm celebrating by writing! Although I'm currently working on a first draft of an Arthurian themed novel that's been bouncing around in my head for years and now has decided its time has come I have also written something else today which I wanted to share. This poem is only on the … Continue reading Today is National Writing Day

Dobby is a Free Elf!

Or rather Carillion has made me redundant, so I am now a free human. I will miss my boss and colleagues terribly as not only were they great to work with but they believed in me at a time when I didn’t believe in myself and their confidence enabled me to find my self-confidence and … Continue reading Dobby is a Free Elf!

Today is a Very Magical Day indeed …

Magical because it’s the first of September. Very Magical because it's 1st September 2017 and thus the day on which the epilogue of the the final Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows, is set. This means that my thoughts started off, this morning, at Kings Cross Platform 9 & 3/4 and are currently slowly … Continue reading Today is a Very Magical Day indeed …

Kizzia Quarterly Volume 2 – April to June 2017

I’m not going to talk much about the last quarter in this post. In fact I’m not going to talk much at all because with everything that’s going on at work and all the other things I’m trying to do at home, I’m pretty much terminally exhausted. So I’m giving you some pictures instead, of … Continue reading Kizzia Quarterly Volume 2 – April to June 2017

Kizzia Quarterly – Vol 1 – Winter/Spring 2017

It is now almost the end of May and this is less of a quarterly and more of a half-ly (if Shakespeare was allowed to make up words, I am too) but I’m not going to let that put me off sharing it with you! I should first say that I wrote most of this … Continue reading Kizzia Quarterly – Vol 1 – Winter/Spring 2017

Monthly Musings – January 2017

Scraping in almost at the last possible minute with this - please excuse any tiredness induced typos! An awful lot has happening in the world this month, and a lot of it has been awful. Part of me thinks that I should be shouting how angry and upset I am about it all from the … Continue reading Monthly Musings – January 2017

Magpie rhymes

While I was walking the dog today I found myself - thanks to the many magpies who live in the woods we were tramping through - thinking about magpie rhymes. More specifically, I found myself thinking this one: One for a death, Two for a life, Three for a husband, Four for a wife, Five … Continue reading Magpie rhymes

Monthly Musings – December 2016 – A Year in Review

On one hand I feel like this year has gone on forever but on the other I’m still quietly convinced that I’m dreaming and I’ll wake up to find it’s still only May. On balance I’d prefer the former because I have absolutely no wish to relive June to December in real time again. Even … Continue reading Monthly Musings – December 2016 – A Year in Review

November’s Monthly Musings … of words, war and a wonderful weekend

Just scraping in on the last day of the month with this one, in three parts …. Words … November was NaNoWriMo month and I, along with thousands of other people have spent all their free time bashing out words in the hopes that they will reach the target of 50,000 words and have a … Continue reading November’s Monthly Musings … of words, war and a wonderful weekend

Welcome to my new home!

Having struggled with the workings of blogger for seven years now I felt it was time to follow a new path. So I've moved myself,over here to Word Press. I've not quite moved lock, stock and barrel, so blogger will continue to host the old version of "Where Kizzia Lives" and "Odds and Ends"  as I … Continue reading Welcome to my new home!