It's our last day at Sonora Beach. It's been a surprisingly lovely epoch in our summer. I guess I didn't know what to expect, here I was, heading off into the sun. Beaches and beer, cheap wine and beautiful views - this was a given. This I knew. What I hadn't factored was travelling … Continue reading Last Spanish Days and Moonlight Moments
Overhead is a striated mess of white clouds and blue, blue sky. An unexpected breeze plays havoc with the sand - a large pink and white spotted umbrella races across the beach with unadulterated joy and not a thought for the bikini-clad woman who races in its' wake. The music that carries from the chiringuito … Continue reading A Small Slice of Holiday Heaven
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