The Reading Hole

The Reading Hole

I find myself in the weird position of having finished reading my latest book, and also being at the bottom of my ‘To Be Read’ pile. What to do? There are so many new(ish) books I could move on to, of course. But it dawned on me that maybe this is a good...
A New Website is Born!

A New Website is Born!

We have a silly saying around our house:  What is it about time?      It flies. It certainly does, and as it flies away, it takes lots with it. Some of you might have noticed a certain quiet that had descended on my blog over the past few months, and that is because...
A Recipe for Courage

A Recipe for Courage

I woke this morning to an astonishing reminder of a very important anniversary for me. Facebook told me that ten years ago this evening, on April 4 2008, my poetry play, Dreams of May, opened it’s four week run at London’s Pentameters Theatre. Ten...

Hello Vietnam!

The story of this trip starts in Singapore, actually, in the training session I led for Writing Through prospective volunteers in 2016. At that time, a wonderful trainee named Stephanie took me aside and said I had to bring the program to Vietnam, her home country. My...