December 10, 2018

I’m catching up with what has been a very busy autumn- this blog is mainly about World Kindness Day which takes place on November 13th each year, but it seems timely to write about what happened this year now we’re approaching Christmas as it is the time of year people...

December 7, 2018

"The Little Book of Wonder" is my latest non-fiction book for adults, which was published 1st November 2018. It is about re-discovering your curioisty, creativity and imagination, full of inspiration, provocations and exercises to try, to help you experience wonder. De...

June 13, 2018

I haven’t had a chance to write a blog for a long time, and hope to write a bit more this summer, but I really wanted to write in support of the 999 club’s Summer Shelter Appeal. There’s still some time to donate- please read on and help out if you are able.xxx

The Camp...

January 4, 2018

On Evelyn Street, Deptford, on the A200 towards Greenwich, stands our ordinary house. Its windowsills are gritty black as if there’s a secret volcano nearby spewing sulphur. We try to keep our windows clean on Evelyn Street but it’s a losing battle. The black dust come...

December 31, 2017

I have followed the advice from a very wise woman with silver hair and twinkly eyes, and written down what I did this year so that I can better decide what I’d like to do with the next one.

Sincere and hearty thanks to everyone who helped me and supported me through thi...

November 18, 2017

Last Monday 13th November was World Kindness Day and it seemed a perfect day to launch my book, do a fundraiser for local charity the 999 club, get a few friends together and celebrate kindness.

I was delighted to have this party at Arts Admin, where we have been hostin...

October 24, 2017

The power and responsibility of storytelling

I love stories, all kinds. I love the stories that a stranger tells you, unexpectedly*, I love volumes of short stories (every autumn I re-read Angela Carter's “The Bloody Chamber”, and I am currently reading collections by L...

October 9, 2017

This Saturday I had the pleasure of storytelling alongside Vanessa Woolf Hoyle at Kensal Green Cemetery as part of London Month of the Dead. The cemetery is packed full of lives and stories, most reduced to faded names and numbers on lopsided headstones in the long gra...

September 21, 2017

Today is the International Day Of Peace. I found out at the last minute that there was a walk so I joined in at Borough Market.

I chatted to people, met some amazing women who had given out hundreds of roses after the Finsbury Park mosque attack, a man who is walking 1...

September 7, 2017

I had such good fun today, with a great start at Wandsworth Radio with Christopher Taylor and Iain Wilson, then treated to champagne by the LOVELY Sarah P Corbett and to almond coffee by lovely Deborah Hughes,  and I didn’t finish even half my missions so I’ll have to...

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