Suffragettes and Fame

Suffragettes and Fame

Submitted Under the challenge theme of “Fame”, my story of Emily in the Park has been published on the Funnypearls website: Susan Dawson: Emily in the...
Heritage open day 2

Heritage open day 2

I couldn’t resist a second trip out with free access, this time to Cragside House gardens, enjoying a long walk to the Power House, Pump House and Archimedes screw. Pelton water wheel, on museum display, taken with a Lensbaby lens Pump House, in the distance,...
Heritage open day

Heritage open day

We chose to visit Vanburgh’s Seaton Delaval Hall as our free Open Day visit, which included a hard hat tour of the grounds with the project manager for the major renovations being carried out, and a scaffolding climb up to the roof . Built by Sir John Vanburgh,...
Every 3 seconds

Every 3 seconds

Not my image, but a photo prompt for writing from “Creative Writing Ink” website, which requires the use of a blog page for submission. https://creativewritingink.co.uk/writing-prompts Photo by Reuben Juarez on Unsplash Every 3 seconds At last; that’s...
Writing prize

Writing prize

My prize for winning a short story competition this week was a pair of cashmere hand warmers. I don’t suppose I will be writing in the cold, but useful for taking photos and needing access to the controls. Of course the main prize is having a story published,...
Alnwick steam weekend

Alnwick steam weekend

Paid a brief visit on Sunday to snap some folks in 1940s costume at the Aln valley Railway. A brand new railway station and visitor center has been constructed by volunteers on the outskirts of Alnwick from where the railway follows the original trackbed towards...
STORY – “THEY NEVER LEARN”

STORY – “THEY NEVER LEARN”

Not my image, this one, but a photo prompt for writing from “Creative Writing Ink” website, which requires the use of a blog page for submission. Photo by William Felker on Unsplash  They never learn For the mother, this day hadn’t gone according to...
THE COLOURS OF BAMBURGH

THE COLOURS OF BAMBURGH

I drink dew for wine, and hearken to The voices of the birds, and dance To the rhythmic swaying of the grass. I am the lover’s gift; I am the wedding wreath; I am the memory of a moment of happiness;  ...