Creative writing: The Car Boot Sale

Car boot sale stock image (Snappy Goat)

Bargain-hunters encircle Mike as he opens his car boot and begins setting up his stall, like vultures around a young wildebeest in the Serengeti.

Here is fresh blood, unlike at the neighbouring pitch where George is laying out the same old ornaments he brings – and takes home … Read the rest

Story: What’s in Store?

Today is National Writing Day – a celebration of the pleasure and power of creative writing – so I’m sharing a short story I wrote a while ago. The challenge was to write a story within a certain word limit, using dialogue only. I hope you enjoy it.

“Good afternoon, Mrs Fletcher. How are you … Read the rest

Date Night Ideas for Couples at Home

The coronavirus pandemic has affected us all in one way or another and it’s important for our mental health to stick together and keep our spirits up.

When you’ve spent all day around each other, a date with your partner might be the last thing you feel like doing, especially if you’ve been looking after … Read the rest

Top 10 movies for dog lovers

A Dog’s Journey, the sequel to the heart-warming film A Dog’s Purpose, is released in the UK on Friday (May 3). Unsurprisingly, it looks from the trailer like it’s going to be pretty similar to the first film. Watching it will undoubtedly be a popular choice for people looking for something to do over the … Read the rest