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Making Hay While the Sun Shines (or How to Act on your dreams….).

So this year I actually went to some literary festivals, hoping it would fire up my creativity.

I wasn’t as optimistic as Tara Sparling who actually tried to WRITE something at  the Galway Arts Festival  – you can read her account of how… 796 more words

Hay Festival 2014: Heather Widdows - Perfect Me! & Laura Bates - Everyday Sexism: The Project That Inspired a Worldwide Movement

So! It’s been a while, but it’s time to begin the Hay Festival posts! What a cool weekend it was. Literally and figuratively – it tipped it down, which wasn’t ideal as it meant the grassy sunbathing spots were out of bounds, but the talks were as interesting as ever and I bought a hell of a lot of books. 1,638 more words

Hay Festival

Hay-on-Wye, here I come!

Hello everyone. Today is Tuesday and I bring you something a little special. I don’t  know if you remember but a few months ago I told you I had left my job and I was going to be trying other things. 503 more words


Sunday Salon catch up

 I had good intentions of writing this update yesterday but candidly I was too tired by my day at the Mondrian exhibition in the Tate in Liverpool. 399 more words

Sunday Salon


Because I’m currently reading, no : absorbing – or trying to – Mary Paterson’s book “The Monks and Me”, I’m paying careful attention to peeling carrots, the rasp of the peeler, and… 723 more words


Drawing at Hay Festival!

We’ve just returned from running our Pop Up Drawing Studio at this year’s Hay Festival, where an amazing number of festival goers queued up to draw with us every day, come rain or shine. 84 more words