Pretty Witty Nell: Our Lady of Laughter

Pretty Witty Nell: Our Lady of Laughter

Of a great heroine I mean to tell, And by what just degrees her titles swell, To Mrs Nelly grown, from cinder Nell. ~ Anonymous: A Panegyric on Mrs Nelly (17th century) There’s something about Nelly …. For centuries, Nell Gwynne has captured hearts and minds. What was...
Fairy Tale Beginnings ~ Your Free Gift

Fairy Tale Beginnings ~ Your Free Gift

We all know how fairy tales end, but do you know the beginning? I held weekly ‘Fairy Tale Fridays’ on my author Facebook page.   I brought magic into my life by posting the first line or two of a favourite fairy tale onto my page. Readers young and old were invited to...
Imagine Horses

Imagine Horses

  Think when we talk of horses, that you see them Printing their proud hoofs i’ the receiving earth For ‘tis your thoughts that now must deck our kings. ~ William Shakespeare: Henry V Once upon a time, I visited Tintagel in Cornwall with my small daughter. Full...
Billiards, Ladies?

Billiards, Ladies?

You said you were familiar with the game,” The Duke said to Calista, as with a slight bow he allowed her to pass before him. “I’ve grasped the rules,” she said. He took a billiards cue from a rack by the door. His fingers brushed against hers as he gave it to her. She...