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No more wriggling out of writing · 3W ago

Passchendaele and the management of shell shock

It is 100 years since the notorious battle of Passchendaele. We now know much more about the trauma experienced by thousands of troops during the Great War and we recognise that, even into t...
No more wriggling out of writing · 3W ago

Dunkirk – a war film on a different scale

A review of the Christopher Nolan film 'Dunkirk'. Continue reading →
No more wriggling out of writing · 3W ago

Guest post: The evacuated teachers of the Second World War by Gillian Mawson

  As many of my regular readers know, I have recently written about the loss of my mum. I have delayed publishing this wonderful guest post from historian Gillian Mawson because it is a stor...
No more wriggling out of writing · 1M ago

“The door we never opened”- how poetry heals past and present for a better future. by Vivienne Tuffnell

Today on Nowriggling I am thrilled to have a guest post by Vivienne Tuffnell. Viv has written for me before, not least as part of Dandelions & Bad Hair Days (I have to thank her for that tit...
No more wriggling out of writing · 1M ago

‘After great pain’…On loss and grief and working my way through it…

On the death of my Mum, with a little help from Emily Dickinson Continue reading →
No more wriggling out of writing · 1M ago

Memories of Murder – A Victorian Supersleuth at work once again…

New on my blog - Memories of Murder - more #Victorian true #crime from the Victorian Supersleuth @amebuckley Continue reading →
No more wriggling out of writing · 2M ago

Sharing Shelley’s moonbeams…

My poor neglected blog – again. There are no excuses, but there are reasons, this time anyway. My mum died two weeks ago now. The funeral was less than a week ago and frankly, it is all stil...
No more wriggling out of writing · 3M ago

‘Delicious drowsiness’ – John Keats on the importance of sleep…

To Sleep by Keats and its relevance to those of us having trouble sleeping in the 21st century Continue reading →
No more wriggling out of writing · 4M ago

My fundraising challenge – The Ullswater Way ‘Hike for Hospices’.

On the 22nd and 23rd of May 2017, I am undertaking what is a significant challenge – for me anyway. I will be attempting to walk the 20 mile ‘Ullswater Way‘ in the Lake District, over two co...
No more wriggling out of writing · 4M ago

On struggling with the writing life – again

I still seem to get a fair few hits on this, my blog. Not that I deserve them. No wriggling out of writing has been sorely neglected of late as I struggled with the first edits of my forthco...