The great thing about what I do is that life is very varied and every day is different. It might be a bit of a nightmare to plan at times but at least it’s never dull!
I have been in Hexham this week running another Words and Pictures workshop with Sarah Loveland Photography at Sarah’s fantastic new studio in Hexham. This also involved a tour around the town, looking through the lens for the unusual and unexpected to inspire our creative writing. I certainly saw Hexham anew, experiencing its stonework, doors, gravestones and all its textures and shapes with a fresh eye.
Thanks to Judith and Christine who came along to the workshop and for their positive feedback.
I have also been taking time to work on my latest project The Cowgill letters. I am slowly working my way through 80 years of letters and documents left by my husband’s grandfather Felix Cowgill. I hope to write an audio piece, part creative, part documentary.
What I have come across so far is fascinating, a treasure trove of social history and perhaps of national significance too as Felix was in MI6 during WW2.
Its going to be a long process of research and at the moment I am searching for the right story angle to develop. I hope to share my progress with you in the coming months. Of course, committing to do so will help to ensure that I do actually make some progress!