The art of beating demons

Lumb_Bank_woodland_Steps_CC-non-commercialOn Monday 13th July, I am off up to Yorkshire, my homeland. I’m feeling both nervous, and rather optimistic. I will stay at Lumb Bank with the Arvon Foundation, not for the first time so at least  I know the ropes.

This time it’s the course itself that really stirs my trepidation. If it’s to do me any good, I have to engage with it – and those ‘demons’. Continue reading

Feeling fruity

fruit-salad-morguefileI keep a tiny book-themed B&B – and I offer my guests fresh fruit salad every morning. Our raspberries are just ripening, and there are only a few home-grown blueberries. I had sliced an apple but felt it needed a bit more interest – so I had a rootle in the depths of  the fruit bowl. Out came a passion fruit – and that got me to thinking about characters… Continue reading