Annual review 2019

Annual review 2019

My goals for this year were: Publish a least six things Stick to schedule Finish the house renovations I’ve published four things in 2019: the last of my individual short stories in January, my two non-fiction books in June and my collection of short stories at...
Time passing

Time passing

It’s funny how time works. Days go by without you realising, and suddenly it’s nearly five years since we moved here. Nearly ten years since we got married, and we’ve spent nearly half of that time in the Netherlands. The children have both now spent...
Feeling my age

Feeling my age

This is me from about ten years ago, more or less. Dressed as Pippi Longstocking for some reason. All day no-one could keep a straight face when they looked at me. And yes, it was a work day. I had to be careful not to turn my head too quickly, in case I poked anyone...
On metamorphosis

On metamorphosis

I am struggling at the moment – I know what I want to be (an author), but though I have a plan for how to get there I’m not there yet. I feel like I’m in an extended period of metamorphosis. It’s nearly five years since I last worked in an...
What do you regret?

What do you regret?

My biggest childhood regret is that I never learned how to cartwheel properly. My legs never go straight over me and I end up in a heap at the end, as I don’t land on my feet again. Not that I’ve tried in years.¬†Why didn’t I learn to cartwheel? Lots...

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