Colours and Gravy

MIDDAY Is it just me? Am I the only one who feels rather excited (yet just a teeny, tiny, weeny bit guilty) at the thought of having lunch ‘sans children’? I, of course, do have company in the shape of my latest main character staring wide-eyed at me through my friendly and familiar computer screen,…

Reflections on Connections…

11 AM Now that I have finally been able to ignore the need for my house to be given some much needed TLC in the form of general and quite frankly tedious, never-ending chores, I have found my creative flow. A bit of red here, a bit of blue there and a character, with whom…

Walking the Path…

10 AM The bathroom is calling out to me: ‘CLEAN ME! Clean me quickly, before I self-implode under the pressure of your offspring’s liberal and carefree use of my once white facets!’ Although I can feel every part of my being yearning to scrub until the sheen of the mirror cannot be separated from the…

To Plan Or Not To Plan..?

            9 AM Only 9am? Really? It feels as though a day’s work has already taken place. Surely by now I should be ready for my evening meal and winding the day down? Evidently not! “Don’t be so ridiculous!” Time itself tells me. “Of course you can squeeze a thousand and twenty-seven tasks into the…

Catching Rainbows

8 AM Child one. Check. Child two. Check. The supposedly responsible adult that is myself. Check. A paraphernalia of bags, bottles, lunch boxes and coats. Check. I can hear my inner voice being torn between wanting to take a moment to congratulate myself on the huge achievement of loading up the car, in time, with…

A New Day…A New Beginning

7 AM A medley of ‘Let It Go’, ‘Happy Birthday’ and ‘Baa Baa Black Sheep’ emanates from my youngest’s bedroom, whilst my eldest lays silent in slumber. Another day begins. I know that the ensuing hour will be crammed with the same calls of ‘BREAKFAST!’, ‘TEETH!’, ‘SHOES!’ and ‘COATS!’ as every other school run morning,…

Author Fair Fun!

Dorset Libraries Author Fair What a wonderful day was had at Christchurch Library Author Fair!  I met so many lovely people and talented authors.  It was great to see the smiles as I sold copies of The Owl Who Lost Its Twoo.  Amongst the visitors were many young people and children who showed a great…

Instagram Challenge!

March has seen me trying hard to post daily on Instagram for the challenge #Marchmmeethemaker.  Its purpose is to show the ‘behind the scenes’ of many creative people and businesses. It has been fabulous to ‘meet’ so many very talented people and to see such an array of beautiful products. I have surprised myself in that…

Sitting Alongside The Classics!

What a thrill to see my book recommended in the top 50 for 6/7 year olds alongside many classics, including my all time childhood favourite ‘The Magic Faraway Tree’ by Enid Blyton! Before embarking upon the author/illustrator journey, I could only have ever dreamt of being on the same list as amazing authors such as Roald…

A Little Sculpting

I am currently having fun sculpting a little model of the main character for my next book. So far, he is looking rather cute!  As soon as he is finished, I can make sure that I draw all of his angles correctly…including his best side of course! I shall keep you updated with all of the progress on book…

Essential Reading !

I am so pleased to have seen The Owl Who Lost Its Twoo recommended by a well known educational website as essential reading for young children.