May 31, 2023 Donna M Day No comments exist

Happy World Otter Day! Today’s weather has been much cloudier than recent days, but it was nice to get a bit cooler and it definitely made Molly Cat much happier as she has been quite grumpy in the heat. Hot spring days are of course a reminder that our climate is changing every year, and…

May 20, 2023 Donna M Day 1 comment

Happy World Bee Day! It’s lovely weather today, and round about the middle of No Mow May, so it’s a great time to enjoy the garden as our lawn is filled with wildflowers which bees love. Today is a day to remember how important bees are, for all of us, and how vital it is…

March 21, 2023 Donna M Day No comments exist

Happy World Poetry Day everyone. Poetry unites us as human beings and today’s crazy world means this is a great day to remember how wonderful poetry and being united as human beings can be. If you love reading, writing or listening to poetry today is a great opportunity to enjoy verse and even if you’re…

October 29, 2022 Donna M Day No comments exist

Today is RSPB’s Feed the Birds Day which takes place very year on the third Saturday of October. While it’s great to feed birds all year round, both for them and for you, today is a great opportunity to reflect on the colder weather and how we can make the effort to help our feathered…

March 8, 2022 Donna M Day No comments exist

“Beware; for I am fearless, and therefore powerful.”  This year’s International Women’s Day theme is #BreakTheBias, and who better to celebrate with than (arguably) the inventor of science fiction, whose most famous protagonist was the true monster of her famous Gothic horror novel. Mary Shelley was raised by her anarchist father, after the death of…

August 26, 2020 Donna M Day No comments exist

The Queer Shakespeare Project is a new theatre company who “came out” of a global lockdown to create work with the international LGBTQ+ community. Right now, they are creating online work which embodies their core message: you are welcome, no matter where you are in the world or who you are, you will find a safe…

July 6, 2020 Donna M Day No comments exist

And the winner is… What May Come of Our Darkness – Robin Anne Nettles! After all the excitement of The Forgotten and the Fantastical 5 being shortlisted in the Short Stories category of the Rubery Book Award, we didn’t take away the top prize in the end, but it was so lovely to be nominated…

June 18, 2020 Donna M Day 1 comment

Mind-blowingly gorgeous – filled with wickedly powerful girls and women, playing games with words and songs and gender roles. It feels like reading a collection of stories that were expurgated from the Grimm collections for being too radical. Utterly loved it. Cassandra Parkin (author of New World Fairy Tales) The Forgotten and the Fantastical 5 which…

March 15, 2020 Donna M Day No comments exist

Stand Up is a new bittersweet black comedy written by Bernie Winston and directed by Kevin Foott. It tells the story of stand-up comic Mark, played by Mike Sanders, whose private life is no laughing matter. As he spirals ever downwards with gambling debts and loan sharks begin to bite, his ex-wife’s new lover, Fraser,…