Hello. I am a Leeds writer, gardener, dancer and teacher. So many things to say. But all that will have to come later. This is just my First Post – and is by way of a cheery initial greeting…My blog space will be about various tiny adventures in my garden and much bigger adventures from the inside of my head! There’ll be some dance and theatre colour, too, as I work down at West Yorkshire Playhouse, and there is always some arty venture bubbling away in that gorgeous place. I have posted a picture of the buddha at the bottom of my garden, as a guiding spirit to the venture ahead. Peaceful. Steady. Ever watchful. He keeps a good eye on me and on the world around him. If you want an initial clue to my writing, look out for ‘A Handful of Earth’, published in 2007, and ‘Old Dog’, published in 2013 (Simon and Schuster). I write about things that I have a passion for – the first book was about my garden and allotment; the second about my beloved dog and soul companion, Muffin! More later. Happy Spring!