Who am I?
I am a wordsmith, a writer, an translator of tales.
I have been writing since I was a child, for me back then the only thing better than writing was to read. I continued that escape as an adult, took Creative Writing at university, joined writing groups to hone my abilities, wrote for pleasure and for business.
Now I have become brave enough to share my words without fear. Create and share words for myself, my entertainment, my self-discovery.
We connect through our shared humanity. We grow through our differences. Be human. Be different. Be kind.read more
I felt I needed to go out and find someone else, someone to replace the *gaping void* that was supposed to be in my newly single life. But that gaping void, like the cake, is a lie.read more
It always amuses me when people talking about guilty pleasures, I mean, why feel guilty about what you find pleasurable? It kinda negates the experience.read more
For the last few years I’ve been poor, not quite abject poverty but almost. Living existing with depression took away my reasoning, it totally tanked my decision making skills – and my life and business suffered for it.read more
Be here now in the moment.
Enveloped by the blanket of poverty.
Not warm, comforting, safe … but smothering and itchy
Woven from worry wool.
I've been so conflicted lately, I have always had an interest in fantasy and fairies and elves and the endless possibilities yet there's also a science-y tech-y side to me which wants to pooh-pooh the woo. But then, journaling out my thoughts the other day I had a...read more
There have been so many changes in myself and my life over the last few years which have brought me to this place of emergence into a new liferead more
We mill around the lobby of a four star hotel, cosplayers looking awesome, geeky tees worn proudly, all our quirks on display ... and we know that there are 'normal' people looking at us and thinking "what a bunch of geeks". Some, not all, will be...read more
Jack Knight is a graphic artist and owner of Knighttime Creations. Here is his story. What successes have you had from being part of the ESTA community? I've made some great connections with other local business owners which has led to a variety of...read more
Jaffa was jostled / squished in the pack / he wanted some space / not a poke in the back He wriggled a bit / he wraggled a lot / the wrapping gave way / he was off like a shot Rolled over the table / stopped short at the edge / bet you just thought / he would fall off...read more
I have had enough. Everywhere I see people (usually men) using their religious beliefs to keep women in their place. It’s disgusting, it’s discriminatory, and it’s despicable. I’verecently listened to a call-in on BBC Radio Oxford (because it’s International Women’s...read more