Writing

Wild Words Solstice Competition

I was delighted to win the Wild Word’s Winter Solstice Competition with my piece (a snippet of Memoir) Fox. It seems like a lifetime ago that I met Bridget Holding when she was facilitating a writers’ workshop at Lower Shaw Farm. (It was actually about eighteen months ago, as part of the 2016 Swindon Festival …

Dumb Law

Blackberry pickers, the new criminals

Another dumb law? It seems like another example of dumb law. Last week’s press was rife with a story about the latest assault on our ancient liberties. Council proposes ban on blackberry picking, the Telegraph. Foodies fear Council want to ban foraging for blackberries, apples or mushrooms in case it damages the local plants, the …