I don’t wish to
Promote my lifestyle
Out there
Alongside yours.

I don’t want to
Compare joyful moments
From the mundane.

Right now
It would be a lie
To post frozen smiles
And an inconvenience
To you all
To tell my truth.

I would rather
Sit with you
Drink fragrant coffee and
Breathe clean air and
Talk about what we are



Lovely End of Year Bloggers

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I’ve had the good fortune this year to have been read by several of the bestest chick lit bloggers in the known cyber-verse… And a couple of them have been so kind as to feature me on their End-Of-Year roundups … check em out here 🙂

The Happy Ever Afterlife of Rosie Potter (RIP) was one of Rachael’s favourite reads…

And top 3 in Laura’s humour chart…

And the gorgeous Becca featured me in her christmas special, talking about why MY Christmas is so special

Gorgeous Gals, I look forward to 2016 with you all !

New Year, New Blog

Photo by Colin Gillen/

Photo by Colin Gillen/

It’s a daunting task, starting a whole new blog, when I had a pretty substantial one up and running for several years with WinterWritings. But one day recently, I just felt it was about time that old thing got shut down, so I impulsively hit ‘delete’ (and then, after a moment or two of thought, hit “Yes, I’m sure” … and then, with increasing irritation, clicked the link which re-routed me to click once again through my email, just to be absolutely sure that it was me deleting me and not some nasty bugger impersonating me to delete me because they had grown weary of my crappy poetry).

Anyway. New Year, new blog. I will endeavour only to put up the best of my ramblings. I’ve popped a few of my favourites from 2015 into the poetry and short story pages above already. Thank you for dropping by, and if you follow me, I will do my best to please you much and to make this a better, more beautiful place to spend some time.