Saturday, 26 March 2016

Guided meditation to sleep

According to NHS Choices, "Insomnia can be triggered by a number of possible factors, including worry and stress, underlying health conditions, and alcohol or drug use.
Sometimes it's not possible to identify a clear cause."

I found this video on YouTube about guided meditation to help me sleep. And it really does. Of course, I do need to give the video and myself a chance - I gotta listen to it mindfully and not allow myself to be distracted by my thoughts. Halfway through this guided meditation I get so relaxed and fall to sleep. I really don't  know if it will work on you guys, but you wouldn't know until you try.

So get yourself in your PJs, in a comfortable position on bed, and listen to this.

Highly-commended in Carers UK Creative Writing Competition

I am so happy to receive my copy of 'No one should have to care alone', an anthology of winning, highly-commended, and chosen poems and stories from Carers UK Creative Writing Competition 2015. My poem, For Ted, is highly commended in this competition which was judged by award winning poet, Cheryl Moskowitz.

The anthology

A note from the judge
This 93-pages book is perfectly bounded and feels quite good in your hands. I'd just had a quick look at some of the  poems and stories and I am still to read all its contents, but so far, it has surely given me a very good impression of what this anthology is like. Some of the writers here are newly published while others are already 'veterans' (and have had won competitions such as Bronte Society Competition), and have publications in magazines like The Rialto, Mslexia, and many more.

My poem, For Ted (highly-commended)

You can get a copy of this anthology HERE

Friday, 25 March 2016

Blakenhall Writers Anthology Launch

So delighted on the success of Blakenhall Writers Anthology main launch on March 12 at The Old School. Thank you to everyone who supported us along the way; a huge congratulations to my fellow editors (Cherry Doyle & Kuli Kohli) and to all contributors. #BWAlaunch #BWA

If you want to order a copy (£2.50 + p&p) please email me on

Our beautiful book

With a little review from Jeff Phelps and Jane Seabourne

Flying to the Philippines

I was quite anxious flying back to the Philippines for my AIDF programme. It was my first time flying alone and I'm not too keen on plan...