Wednesday 31 October 2018


We ‘stopped for a bite’ last week on our way home from Charlottetown.  We found that we were in some interesting company.

The spiders were somewhat larger than any that I had seen before.

And some folks looked like they had been waiting for service for too long.

We counted ourselves lucky to have got out of there alive.

Happy Hallowe’en!

Friday 26 October 2018

A Writer’s Life

It has been almost a month since I’ve posted on this blog and the time has flown.  In my last post, I mentioned that I had been following The Artist’s Way and I’m still working away at my morning pages and trying to find time for artist’s dates each week.  This week’s date has been an ‘at home’ one, rather than out and about because the weather here is freezing and we had snow yesterday - yes, snow in October!

I hinted in my last post that there were some exciting developments to share and I have decided that now is the time.  I have been writing a book about a year of life here on the Island and it is heading towards completion - the writing is done and now I’m waiting for my proofreader to start work within the next few weeks.  My original goal was to publish before Christmas, but it now looks like it will not be ready to go to press by then.  I will be self-publishing, so there will be a lot of work still to be done once I get the corrected manuscript back.  

My other piece of news is that I’ve written my first piece of fiction, which I have entered in a short story competition.  The piece is titled, The Letter, but I don’t want to give too much away.  Writing this was inspired by The Artist’s Way - I have always wanted to write fiction, but wasn’t sure that I could do it - reading about a literary festival’s short story competition gave me the push I needed to sit down and write.

Watch this space - I will share more news of my book’s progress in the coming weeks.