Hanging It Up

It dangles at the end of the bed. The plastic clips rattle against the bed frame when I walk past it. The straps have yielded to the stretch of my baby’s changing size, the buckles clasped around me in snow, wind and sun. It’s been left there like a forgotten thing – the sling that we […]

Read More

Coming Home

So here we are. Twenty-three weeks, eight countries and four continents later, we’re heading home. It would have been good to coincide our arrival with a France v England final, but that might have been a little too perfect. In the last week we’ve met up with more friends and family than we have in […]

Read More

Managing Expectations

We’ve just got to the end of the third country in our eight-country trip. All of them (apart from the US) are places that neither of us have been before. They’re also places without malaria risk, that need no vaccinations to visit, or that have extremes of temperature, to accommodate a small baby. We wanted […]

Read More

Staying Sane on a Plane with a Baby

If you listen to Mr. Daily Mail, you will not inflict your offspring on anyone until they are capable of being in public spaces without being annoying. When they get to 25, perhaps. If you find yourself longing for a bit of adventure beyond Bognor before then, you’re going to have to get on a […]

Read More

Six Sites That Pay For Flash Fiction and Poetry

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
? by Robert Turner List is current for July 2017. If like a lot of struggling authors you are desperate to get your work sold, why not downscale a little? Try your hand at writing flash fiction or short stories. The sites listed below will pay you for…

Read More

Welcome to My Site

  Welcome to a place for writing, reflection and general musings. If you’re looking for interesting articles and writing tips, some short fiction or maybe just some recommendations on some great books, you’re in the right place. If you like what you find here, you can also find my blogs on the Huffington Post, book […]

Read More

The Glorious Heresies – Book Review

The Bailey’s Prize this year was recently won by the brilliant Naomi Alderman, with her book The Power (you can read my thoughts on that wonderful novel here). So I thought it was about time I caught up on last year’s winner, The Glorious Heresies, by Lisa McInerney. Everything about this book demands attention. The […]

Read More