Thank you for visiting my writing website.
In early 2015 I lost my dear husband of nearly 30 years. This horrible and unexpected bereavement drove me to write down my feelings, in the form of letters addressed to him. These have become a book; A Widow’s Words. It expresses my grief and is also a record of his life and of our relationship. Maybe it will resonate with others who have lost a loved one.
As I have been made more aware of my own mortality, I feel driven towards creativity and expressing myself, so I have set up this website as a way of presenting (some of) my writing to the world.
I have also produced a non-fiction book about overeating problems, Foodfight, and a free children’s story, Mountain Magic, the Wild White Horses of the Alps. I am also including on this website various other short stories and poems.
I was writing a ‘Bereavement Blog’ here, and have included the early part of this, and also ‘John’s Blog From Heaven’, within A Widow’s Words. I have now started a ‘General Blog (with Photos)’ which I will add to on occasion.
I invite you to explore this site and hopefully enjoy my writing. It is my legacy, my (eventual!) epitaph. Comments and feedback very welcome – thank you. (Happy to send out review copies on request.)
Here are some quick links to selected pages on this site:
Old Sarum – a piece describing a particular place which made me think about writing again and led to People and Places
The Guernsey Underground Hospital – another special place
Old Father Thames – encounters Queen Elizabeth I
The Meeting – a rather cynical short story commenting on the world of work
The Ghost Horse of Hyde Park – a poem inspired by a horse statue in the park
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