Magical Midwinter

December, the final month. Yule. Christmas and the holiday season. Dark nights and icy mornings. Frost bitten fingers and red noses. Grass that crunches underfoot and trees etched in stark relief against startling bright sunsets. A beautiful month, the red of the holly berry against the shining, moist leaves, the bejewelled fallen leaves on theContinue reading “Magical Midwinter”

Surfboards and Baggy Swimsuits

Two day’s holiday sounds like an oxymoron – how can you call it a holiday when it’s only a couple of days? So, really it was a two day break that felt like a holiday. It felt like a holiday to me. The previous few weeks consisted of endless ferrying of the girls to theirContinue reading “Surfboards and Baggy Swimsuits”

Under a Cobalt Sky

The deck is covered in confetti – miniscule petals of pink and white are scattered across the boards and the corner seat where I sit sipping my first coffee of the morning. A pigeon coos from the large nest in the willow tree and birdsong reverberates all around me. Bank holiday weekend and all isContinue reading “Under a Cobalt Sky”

Mindful Musings

Happiness is a cup of herbal tea on a wooden bench beneath an overhanging rowan branch. It’s the slight breeze rippling down the hill that kisses the back of my neck. It’s in the quiet country road and the cyclist who passes the gate in his own private world. It’s in the stretch of theContinue reading “Mindful Musings”

On Falling Down…And getting up again

Today I’m talking about falling down and getting up again. Multiple times. Life’s a bitch and then you die, they say. Life really can be the most obnoxious, foul-mouthed party guest you never invited, she can abuse you and talk about you behind your back and knock you off your shaky pedestal before slamming theContinue reading “On Falling Down…And getting up again”

Here, Hare, Here – March Arrives and it’s about time.

So, March – it’s about bloody time. I thought we’d never see the back of February! And I’m not talking about the WiHM promotion – that was great, loved every minute of it. No, I’m talking about all those grey, miserable days, when it was hard to tell the difference between twilight and morning. TheContinue reading “Here, Hare, Here – March Arrives and it’s about time.”

Welcome to Women in Horror Month 2019 – Introducing Author of Dark Fiction Kris Weeks

Another dark February day dawns and we continue our daily dose of hellish horror with author of dark fiction, Kris Weeks. Kris Weeks has been writing since she was young with many of her stories published in Hustler Magazine. As well as writing together with her husband, horror writer TJ Weeks, she has published quiteContinue reading “Welcome to Women in Horror Month 2019 – Introducing Author of Dark Fiction Kris Weeks”

Welcome to Women in Horror Month 2019 – My Bloody Valentine

Today just happens to be Valentine’s Day, day of love, romance and…horror! Welcome to another day of Women in Horror 2019 and I’m very happy to announce that today is given over to an author whose love of horror borders on the obsessional – Myself. Yes, today is mine, all mine, I tell you. CueContinue reading “Welcome to Women in Horror Month 2019 – My Bloody Valentine”