Category Archives: Creative writing

Story Collection available on Amazon now!

I am delighted to share this good news with you! My short story collection,‘Healer,’ is available for worldwide buyers as an e-book and paperback on Amazon.co.uk Eighteen flash fictions, 9 short stories, and illustrations for your enjoyment. Many new pieces have not … Continue reading

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Central Library, Oosterdok – The Jewel in Amsterdam’s Crown

OBA which stands for Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam boasts in total 26 branch libraries, 177,000 members and has 1.3 million books, CDs and DVDs in its collection. Amsterdam Central Library, Oosterdok is one of my favourite places in the city. The … Continue reading

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The End of the Dutch Golden Age

A Night in the Museum Only last week I was invited to an evening in the Rijksmuseum by a girlfriend who is a friend of the institution. The event offered a chance to speed-date with various experts dotted around the … Continue reading

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A Ghost Story for #Christmas!

The Haunting of Hill House plays with that numinous area between emotional vulnerabilities and supernatural possession suggesting that we are all, like the Crain family, ‘haunted’ in some way; perhaps by family trauma, relationships that went wrong or wishes that never came to fruition. Continue reading

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Celebrate National Flash Fiction Day!

16 June is National Flash Fiction day! Founded by writer, Calum Kerr in 2012, this relatively ‘new’ genre of micro-stories is growing in popularity and there are more and more opportunities for writers to submit and see their work published … Continue reading

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Sing for your supper, or is it dinner, or perhaps even tea?

A Dutch student learning English once asked me when British people have their supper. A deceptively-simple sounding question, isn’t it? One which I could have answered simply enough by telling him that supper is a simple snack of a sandwich … Continue reading

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Hair, it’s our Crowning Glory

Get a glimpse into the global human hair trade and ponder how the type and colour of hair defines or subverts our expectations of fictional characters. Continue reading

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Magical Objects and Hidden Shoes

During a visit to Yorkshire Sculpture Park last year a print by illustrator, Alice Pattullo caught my eye. The picture was entitled, ‘Apotropaic Devices For the Home.’ I wasn’t sure what apotropaic meant, but the mirror-image china dogs triggered a … Continue reading

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