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Why Knot?

It’s June! I was invited to my first Zoom wedding, and wrote a love poem! This is for my friends Chris and Rosie, who got married this summer. It’s about Tying the Knot! It’s about love, freedom and constraint! It’s…

Joking in the Bible…

Here’s me with James Cary – BBC sitcom writer (Miranda, Think the Unthinkable, Bluestone 42), occasional preacher (Christian) and author of “The Sacred Art of Joking.” In this episode of James’ excellent podcast, we discuss the bible story where Jesus…

Cockle-warmers

Like most writers / creators / human beings, my confidence can go from sky high to furrow-low and back again a good number of times in a day. The smallest things can make a difference to how secure I feel…

Between Me and my Cup of Tea

This week my youngest turned seven (Minecraft birthday cake, complete with chocolate ‘earth’ and fondant Wither – tick!).  My oldest is going to secondary school in September (own phone, beginnings of mature conversation, increasing frostiness towards parents – tick!).  I…