I took this the other week from the very top of Birmingham’s new library, just outside the Shakespeare Room. Quite a sight.
A couple of weeks ago I had a phone call-my brother in law called to say that we had been offered a plot on the local allotment. We’d been waiting for a while. We were really rather excited. My husband and I used to have a plot on this allotment years ago, way before having(…)
This week I’ve been planning and writing. Having spent a lovely day on Saturday at Blogcamp and meeting up with lovely friends, I came away with ideas as well as having fun. I’ve committed to a one day publishing advice course (eek!), and I’m going to submit the first 8000 words of a story I’m(…)
I feel this beginning of this post should be accompanied by the Hovis Advert music (for those of you who remember that!) Many moons ago, before children arrived, my husband and I shared an allotment with some friends. It was a great spot-smack in the middle of the city but whenever you were there it(…)
Some of you may well have read my post about the lovely The Boy who lost his bumble by Trudi Esberger last week. A book about a boy who loves bee’s and is troubled when they disappear. If you like the look of it and want to find out what we thought of the book(…)
I’ve got to the place in my middle grade manuscript where I need to start developing the peripherals a bit more. I have lots of things swimming around in my head, but I need to get them down on to paper and make more prescriptive notes. I’m now well over 11,000 words, and the story(…)