Can you accept a compliment?

One of the reasons it took me so long to say the words, “I’m a writer” out loud was the fear that it would attract attention. I wouldn’t exactly say I’m a shy person… I can meet strangers easily enough, have conversations at parties, I do okay in new situations. What I don’t like, in […]

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From little things, big things grow.

I love to grow things almost as much as I love to write things. I realised recently that these two passions of mine aren’t actually all that different. As any gardener knows, there is no point planting anything if the soil is rubbish. The soil is the medium, the stuff from which the plants draw […]

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