Word Has It… Monday 13th March 2023

Good morning! We’ve had lovely blue skies and bright sunshine over Yorkshire today, so I’m feeling as though spring might be on the way at last. (By the time you read this, another Beast from the Freezing East will probably have arrived, but hey ho!) As you may recall me mentioning, I recorded my very […]

Word Has It… Monday 27th February 2023

I’ve been reading very very short stories this week – 100-words-or-less to be precise. But there were almost 500 of them, so it was no mean feat. As you may have already guessed, I’ve been judging a competition – this year’s National Flash Fiction Day Micro-Fiction Competition. I’ve selected my quota to go through to […]

Word Has It… Monday 13th February 2023

What have you been up to this last two weeks? Everything has been pretty much as normal here at McFish Towers, and that in itself means I have a lot to be thankful for. The highlight of my month so far has been recording a podcast for Northern Gravy with the talented poet and all-round […]

Word Has It… Monday 30th January 2023

Can it be the end of January already? Miserable Monday and Woe-Is-Me Wednesday have been and gone for another year – those dangerous days when our resolve disappears and we either pour a large glass of red or succumb to the online sales to cheer ourselves up. Random purchases such as a Turkish coffee grinder […]

Word Has It… Monday 16th January 2023

Well we’re more than halfway through January already – perhaps a relief to those doing Dry January, but possibly a cause of stress for those of us who planned to hit the ground running in 2023 and who’ve so far achieved very little! My partner says ‘I’m very busy!’ is my catchphrase. He was even […]

Word Has It… Tuesday 3rd January 2023

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all had a great time over the holidays. My festive season was predictably quiet – and the Christmas dinner ended up being quite traditional after all! I devoured several books – including Patti Smith’s beautiful new collection of photographs and wise words, A Book of Days, and the […]