Thursday 29 April 2021

Monday 26 April 2021

Sunday 25 April 2021

Sunday Sorted


Saturday 24 April 2021

Gobble Progress...

Making good progress with this, the third of 4 interconnected festive folk horror tales. This story, titled Gobble, is an anti-carnist story about a boy determined not to let his farmer father kill his favourite turkey for Christmas...


Friday 23 April 2021

Bottle Garden

A fair while ago, I found this large glass bottle looking neglected in an antiques market. £20 lighter in the pocket, I headed back home with it...

Fast forward a few years and the bottle has now found a use in my home - as a Carnie bottle garden :)

You can see more photos on the construction of this bottle garden on my Magickal Gardening site.


Thursday 22 April 2021

Gobble w.i.p.

The sun may be out but it is still a tad cold outside in the magickal garden. Still, with a nice cup of coffee to keep me warm and a notepad and pen to keep me company, I managed to get a good few pages of Gobble, the third story in the Solstice series, down on paper this morning.

And when the coffee was gone, and the chill breeze ate away at my comfort levels, I managed to continue with the folk horror tale inside...

Sunday 18 April 2021

A Bit of Fun

I am going to let you all into a little secret now. I don't enjoy writing. Like an asthmatic (which I am) struggling to breathe, it often feels like an arduous but mandatory chore putting pen to paper. And so I need an enjoyable and fun project to immerse myself in for a while...


 Watch this space for further details...

Friday 16 April 2021

Sunrise over the Bottle Tree

My garden bottle tree this morning. It's coming along nicely, but I need more coloured glass bottles...

Bottle Trees have a rich history in folklore. They are meant to bring good fortune to the garden by attracting bad spirits that prowl the earth and trapping them inside their bejewelled glass walls. The bottle tree is already sparking an idea for a short story some time in the future...

Thursday 15 April 2021

Mindful Adjustments

The Mindful Garden is definitely my favourite spot in the Magickal Garden at the moment :)

I have moved the pixies as they conjure all kinds of interesting thoughts and detracted from the peaceful nature of the Mindful Garden. I think they look happy in their new location :)

Next up is introducing these carnivorous wonders to the bog section of the garden :)


Wednesday 14 April 2021

Oxwich Church

A Near-Infra-Red photograph of Oxwich Church, the scene of a rather unusual ghostly sighting...


Tuesday 13 April 2021

Sunday 11 April 2021

Amanita published

The second of my four festive folk horror stories is now published and is available both in paperback and for kindle here!


Thursday 8 April 2021

'Tis Done :)

 'Tis done. My second of four festive folk horrors has been sent to the publishers :)

I now need to crack on with the third tale in this series of interconnected Christmas stories. But first...

Wednesday 7 April 2021

Amanita - Last Few Edits

 Working on the last few edits of Amanita ~ a Solstice story before it gets published.

Friday 2 April 2021

Nostalgia #4

My prized memo of seeing Kate Bush live a few years back. These poems were fired out at the audience during the drowning-at-sea middle section of the gig.