Sunday, 12 June 2016

Nothing without my music

For writing and inspiration

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

The Paperback Writer - a few of my favourite things!

writing, books, blogging, olives, spring, reading, country living, champagne, redheads, cooking, reading, london, Jake Bugg, stars, anais nin, strong coffee, chanel, jd salinger, flip flops, espresso, cornwall, daphne du maurier, silver shoes, skinny jeans, tapas, being veggie, tattoos, vintage flared jeans, drinking hot chocolate in the winter, joel pott, manchester, wine, converse pumps, tom delonge, the bluetones, cup of tea, lowry, animals, the countryside, speciality bread and cheese, sociology, drinking beer in Paris cafes, goats cheese, pesto, black framed glasses, selfridges, snow, the body shop, godrevy lighthouse, dresses, log fires, emma bridgewater, tate st ives, cornwall, the cotswolds, ballet pumps, deli's, gwithian, orla kiely, covent garden, classical music, seaside cottages, autumn, woodford reserve, the ocean, richard ashcroft, paris, village life and country pubs, being home...

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Just reading this...


Monday, 11 April 2016

Wednesday, 6 January 2016


OK, so I am a bit late saying it, but welcome to 2016!
I also want to say sorry for taking so long to post. Since my last one I've returned to my paid job full time leaving very little time to write (ouch!), then we had Christmas and now we're already speeding through January.
Anyway, here's to a great new year with plenty of writing and reading and using our imaginations.
Happy New Year!

Monday, 12 October 2015

Jake Bugg and The Beatles

From left: Tom, Jack, Jake, Grant

 Last year to celebrate 50 years since the release of The Beatles' 'Hard Days Night', US GQ took these brilliant photographs of Jake Bugg, his cousin Grant, and Jake's band Jack and Tom. I know this shoot is over a year old now but I still think the photographs and the styling are as amazing and refreshing as ever, so today I just had to share.

Have a great day

Ps. Thanks to GQ for the pictures.

Thursday, 8 October 2015

The Paperback Writer Blog

It's been a while since I've refreshed this blog but after finding this gorgeous and appropriate photo on the Novella Award 2015 website I was smitten.
Writing and Coffee.

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Autumn & Writing

There is something very special to me about autumn.
It features in almost everything I've written as an adult; not just published work but unpublished too.
There's something inspiring about the smell of wood fires, dark nights and cool winds that creates a certain atmosphere in which to cocoon my characters. 
It's the food that inspires too. Hearty stews and soups. Country pubs and open fires. Mulled wine and Champagne.
Bonfire Night.
Clothes too. Cosy socks and coats. Bobble hats and scarves. Snuggling up from the harsh wind outside and anticipating the festive season.

ps. Thank you for all the photographs I have borrowed to create this post x

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Jake and Grant Bugg - What's in a Picture?

This picture of Jake Bugg and his cousin Grant brilliantly captures how deeply music influences my writing.
After seeing it I went on to create characters that have resulted in my current work in progress.
Of course the characters aren't Jake Bugg and his cousin but the image is one that has stayed with me for months and personally I'm really rather glad.

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Always Effortlessly Cool - RIDE

The last time I saw Ride (the band) they looked like this and I was an 18 year old on my way to University and looked like this (I'm on the right) -
23 Years later they look like this,
and I look like this -
and me and my big sis are off to see them again in October for the first time since right back when and I feel just like I did all those years ago.
'Dreams Burn Down' - I can feel my spine tingling already.

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