By Teresa Bassett Working from home as a writer, I’m well aware I’m one of the lucky ones under lockdown. I’m used to being on my own (if you don’t count the imaginary people I write about!) and, in theory, I should be able to Get On With Things. With so much going on in… Read More Easy Elderflower Cordial
Excerpt from ‘Silvana the Greening’ by Belinda Mellor: “The woods,” he said. “Would you move away from them?” She regarded him sternly. “You think too much of the woods, when you should be listening to the litigations in the courtroom, inquiring after the latest discussions of the Assembly, studying in the library. Maybe we should… Read More On Moving House …
I can’t remember why I initially chose an ash tree to be the heart of Silvana, unless it was because there was a huge ash growing directly opposite my house at the time and I loved to watch it change with the seasons – something that is reflected in this scene from The Greening, when… Read More ‘the Ash for nothing ill’
After years of planning and preparing, after sleepless nights and hours spent wondering What if?, it’s all change for me and my husband, M. At long last, we are selling up and moving to our plot of family land, which is located in a former tin-mining village. Those of you familiar with my young adult… Read More All Change!
Growing up, my favourite times were spent tearing about in woods and climbing trees, so I’ve always had a deep love and respect for our leafy friends. In fact, if you cut me in half, you’d probably find tree sap flowing through my veins instead of blood! Lately, I’ve been pleased to note that an… Read More It’s official: Trees are good for us!