My Dad loves the sun, he basks in the heat like a great cat and we laugh when we see how 'heavy with brown' as he likes to say, he has become. Which is why it comes as no surprise that he now spends six months in the south of Spain each year. He travels … Continue reading Thoughts of My Father – for the day that’s in it
God, I'm shattered. I've just spent the best part of a day and a half figuring out a new website, also WordPress, for a new organisation I am proud to be a member of - The Independent Authors' Collective - but more of that in a later post. I couldn't sleep last night because I … Continue reading WordPress Wrangling – it’s good to be home
I'm loath to say goodbye to May. It's been a treasure of a month. I always feel this way and if you look back in the archives, you will no doubt find a post written in a similar vein from years past. I always feel that I must write something in honour of this most … Continue reading Ode to May – Fare thee well you lovely month
I have just come back from visiting a friend. We worked together in my last job - a manual, night job I worked for over ten years. It was a position I detested with every fibre in my body - I chose not to work during the day, so that I could look after my … Continue reading Conversations on the couch – regarding writing, feeling the fear and the joys of mindfulness.
Today I'm delighted to welcome writer of fantasy romance - Amanda J Evans to Unusual Fiction. It's always great to meet and greet a fellow Irish author, and a fellow Meath woman to boot! But today just happens to be the publication day of her latest novel - "Hear Me Cry". So not only do … Continue reading Introducing Amanda J Evans- On the Publication Day of her latest novel – “Hear Me Cry”
Last night the moon woke me. I was pulled from tangled dreams to lie motionless under the weight of the covers. For a second I was confused, what had called me from sleep? The walls had a silver sheen in stark contrast to the usual inky black that at times seemed almost tangible. A brightness … Continue reading Bella Luna – Waking to Moonlight
It's hard to pull yourself out of a slump. Physically and mentally. It requires extreme amounts of energy and self-control, all of which are missing because - slump. Often it may take days and in some instances, weeks, to reach the point of action. Much like lancing a boil on your chin (please excuse the … Continue reading A Well Timed Visit from My Stronger Self.
You know for such a god awful grey day, today has far exceeded my expectations. After dropping the girls to school I came home to make my usual scribbled shopping list and gather my thoughts. I'm a big fan of the lists and like to have them as concise and comprehensive as possible. Today's … Continue reading On Getting Things Done and Feeling Pleased With Myself