‘The Crystal Lake: Part Three of The Journey’: the trilogy concludes

As children most of us had vivid imaginations, but as we grew up we lost our inner child, our freedom to play and to imagine strange and wonderful worlds: some bright and peaceful, populated with
elves and faeries … others dark and frightening, where ghosts and strange creatures lay in wait. Our sense of adventure became dulled and we lost something of the magic and mystery of our surroundings as we led much more hectic lives. The Journey recaptures some of that magic and sense of wonder in a lyrical tale woven through Mother Nature’s reality, where the narrator, and reader, choose what to see and believe within the unfolding mystery of the landscape.

The Crystal Lake is the third and final part of an imaginary journey through real landscapes with hidden secrets. Take the reality of a beautiful, mystical landscape, weave in words that tease and tantalise the mind: the result can be magical. Imagination has no boundaries as you will soon discover when you follow the mysterious narrator across the deceptively beautiful waters of the crystal lake, through the dark and dangerous haunted vale, towards the elusive Mountains of Eternity that wait at the journey’s end … if indeed the journey ever ends! Words and images come together to bring to a conclusion the fantastical journey that started far away in The Wicked Wood.

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Autumn in Shropshire

Fallow fields, frost-kissed at dawn,
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Where Nature meets Imagination

How much do you really notice when you are out walking? Do you ever let your imagination take you by the hand and lead you into a world where all is not what it appears to be …  Continue reading

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Five Favourite Ways to Create a Better Today

Spring has officially arrived: here are five of my favourite ways to create a brighter, better today: feel free to join me or to share them.


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Books Can Change Your Life

Good books are a passport to many things: a new life, better understanding, fantastic and mysterious worlds ….. places you might never otherwise get to visit. You’ll meet real and fictional characters who you come to love or hate, whose lives and stories seep into the deepest crevices of your mind and remain there long after the last page is turned. You’ll laugh and cry, live and die with them.

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It’s a mad, mad, media-driven world …..

I’m a writer, therefore it goes without saying that I enjoy writing. Yet in this mad, modern, media-driven world it seems that writing has to take a back seat whilst I spend valuable time publicising myself via various media platforms. Wisdom dictates that I need a website, but as I am a writer, not a website designer, this takes up a disproportionate amount of my time as I try to negotiate the path through the jungle of tech-talk, widgets, appearance, images, Search Engine Optimisation …….. AAARRRGGGGGGH, and I’ve only just begun! I could, of course, pay someone to do this for me, but until I have earned enough money from my writing I have nothing with which to pay them!

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