Tag Archives: Design


At last – here is the cover for JIGSAW ISLAND, my second novel, both a stand alone fiction and a sequel to TERRIBLE WITH RAISINS. To be published this month. Excited and relieved… On a holiday escape to the Greek … Continue reading

Posted in Contemporary Women's Fiction, Fiction, Greek Islands, Leros, Life on the edge, new writing, Refugees, Writers, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

I’ve got the doodle bug…

Well, TERRIBLE WITH RAISINS is re-edited, re-released and the copies are ready to wing out to new supporters of JIGSAW ISLAND – and, not that I have little else to do, I decided to respond to everyone who commented on … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Contemporary Women's Fiction, Design, Fiction, Greek Islands, Humour, Single mother, Single mothers, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Maybe Tuesday will be my good news day…

Struggling to find a pithy title for the post, this is what I came up with – only to realise it had been done before – by George and Ira Gershwin in ‘The Man I Love’ (Ella Fitzgerald’s wonderful version). … Continue reading

Posted in biography, Design, Drama, Education, Humour, Personal, Teaching, Theatre, Writing | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Raisin’ the bar – check out the new jacket

What do you think? (A few people thought the old one was a recipe book…). Click on the image for enlarged version. Thanks to Joanna Cardwell for her expert input on this. Go to Terrible With Raisins on Amazon.co.uk or … Continue reading

Posted in Contemporary Women's Fiction, Greek Islands, Humour, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

e-publishing for the nervous . . .

Good grief!  Now at the point of e-publishing Terrible With Raisins and discover how much there is that I don’t know.  As if I didn’t think I knew nothing about anything anyway… still with me?  I’m ploughing through Publishing E-Books … Continue reading

Posted in Greek Islands, Writing | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Lack of Trust . . . and Life Changing events . . .

Well, my friends, I am no longer employed by the NHS.  Redundancy was not unexpected since the post of Healing Arts Manager, at least on paper, is considered a luxury.  Erroneously. In practice, my days were pretty full-on working in … Continue reading

Posted in Ecuador & Galapagos, Healing Environment | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Healing Environments for Mental Health

A significant part of my work has been in devising a design strategy for healing environments in Mental Health. The bedroom colour strategy can be found at Surrey and Borders website here

Posted in Design, Healing Environment | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment