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Monday Moments: Spring Beginnings

Introduced By Amber Hall This month, our theme continues to be ‘Beginnings And Endings’ and I wanted to focus on seasonal changes, since springtime is right around the corner. Personally, I never really feel as though the year has started until now, when the days get a little longer and brighter, ...

Thoughtful Tuesdays: Romantic Beginnings

By Eithne Cullen The theme of beginnings and endings carries on in our pages for the start of 2024 and, with St Valentine’s Day approaching, I thought I’d have a look at some beginnings which tie in with February’s romantic theme. If, like me, you watched the rom-com The Holiday this Christmas, ...

Monday Moments: Writing As Literary Time Travel

Introduced By Amber Hall This month, our theme continues to be ‘Beginnings And Endings’. I’ve been thinking about how we, as writers, have the power to play around with structure and turn the idea of beginning, middle and end on its head. Writing gives us a lot of freedom and it’s easy ...

Thoughtful Tuesdays: Beginnings And Endings

By Eithne Cullen It’s great to be starting the New Year with the theme of Beginnings And Endings, and my January page is, naturally, looking at beginnings. Some of you may know I love a quiz. There’s a round I particularly like to show off in and that’s the opening lines of ...

Thoughtful Tuesdays: Christmas Thoughts

By Eithne Cullen Welcome to my Thoughtful Tuesday page for December. It’s hard to think about December without thinking about Christmas. Even people who haven’t grown up with the religious or festive nature of the Christmas season, see the lights, the decorations and the fuss going on all around them. So, thinking ...

Monday Moments: New Perspectives On The Year

Introduced By Amber Hall This month, our theme continues to be ‘Reality And Perspectives’, which is an especially relevant topic to explore as the year draws to a close. I’ll be honest, I find this last hurdle difficult. No matter what’s going on in my life, I get pulled into 'should' thinking; ...

Thoughtful Tuesdays: Realities And Perspectives

By Eithne Cullen Welcome to this Thoughtful Tuesday page, where I’m taking a look into the realities and perspectives of November days and cold winter nights. This month, I have some wintry pieces for you: from thoughts on curling up with a good book on a cold night, through poems to ...

Thoughtful Tuesdays: Reality And Perspectives

By Eithne Cullen Welcome to October’s Thoughtful Tuesday page. Our new theme for the autumn months is ‘Reality And Perspectives.’ It’s also Black History Month, a time that encourages me to think about the good fortune I had discovering some of the diverse writers and writers of colour who contribute to ...