I’ve loved plants and gardens all my life, but since I devote as much time as I can to my writing, I don’t generally have time to mollycoddle them. To a large extent, they need to be able to fend for themselves! Also I don’t use pesticides, since I want my garden to be a… Read More Make Your Own, part one: Six of the best plants for easy Herbal Remedies
As some of you might know, the journey of my novel The Time Crystals towards publication has been something of a novel in itself—a story of twists and reversals, defeats and triumphs, despair and elation. I’d been writing on and off my whole life, often combined with other things. In 2011, conscious that my obsession… Read More “The Time Crystals” has a New Publisher
Although I come from a traditional Cornish family, I gave up meat at the age of eight. This was unusual at the time (I didn’t even know there was a word for it!) and there was far less choice in the shops than there is now. No veggie burgers, no quorn products … All I… Read More Family Recipe: Cornish Cheese and Onion Pasty
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!