Re-imagining the tales they tell us: “Mumma fetch the axe.”

I've been working on rewriting some old fairy tales. I've written my own versions of The Little Mermaid, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, and I'm working on a pretty twisted version of Snow White. This is the latest one I'm re-imagining: Jack and the Beanstalk. I just read this old Ladybird version and came up… Continue reading Re-imagining the tales they tell us: “Mumma fetch the axe.”

How do you link mountain-biking with writing? (Or, Why being part of a group is fucking awesome).

There are four big reasons I love to be out on my mountain bike. The first is being outdoors. Whenever I'm asked if I'm a beach or mountains person, my answer is always I love trees and being in the woods. Add a mountain into that and I'm happy as can be. I love the… Continue reading How do you link mountain-biking with writing? (Or, Why being part of a group is fucking awesome).

Book Review: ‘Jay Loves Lucy’ and ‘Not the Swiss Family Robinson’

'Not the Swiss Family Robinson' by Fiona Cooper. I bought this book years ago when I first fell in love with Rotary Spokes (another character by Fiona Cooper) but it's been on my bookshelf waiting. I finally read it, a few decades later!It is well worth a read. In fact, it's totally great if you're… Continue reading Book Review: ‘Jay Loves Lucy’ and ‘Not the Swiss Family Robinson’