Creative Problem Solving – Part 4

And lastly, make an action plan, break it down into manageable chunks on your to-do list and go to your nearest corner shop to buy a scratch card (just in case you win and do not have to bother with real life and boring to-do lists anymore).  Bye for now – I am off to buy a scratch card…or 101.


Interview with Ellie/BlueBeretMum – Letters to Peanut

Lovely Stephanie from Beautiful Misbehaviour has published an interview with me.  She writes a wonderful blog that focuses on creativity and motherhood so if you have not read it before you are missing out!

A warning – I may be revealing some dark writing secrets 🙂

Interview with Ellie/BlueBeretMum – Letters to Peanut.





Dear Peanut

Summer is here or at least this is what the calendar says.

We have had some lazy sunshine sipping through the clouds which means you could work on your wobbling and stomping in our local park.

Everyday you show more of your unique personality; you are a funny boy. A stand-up comedy star in the making or a mountaineer, judging by your ability to climb the Everest tables, chairs, the kitchen cupboard and the big bookshelf.

Here are some snippets of last week. Something for you to read one day and remember. Taste of your first ever ice cream. Your first magic tent. And your second summer solstice.


Mum x

ice cream Gaping mouth

Soft vanilla, melting stars

Your eyes -two suns

Breeze in my hair h4

You at my skirt

Summer solstice

magic tent4 cushions, 1 blanket, 2 chairs

2 teddy bears at the gate

Welcome to Peanut’s Magic Tent

Inspire Me Monday

Mondays. Dull. Light years away from Fridays. Dreaded by most. Here is an idea. Every Sunday evening or Monday morning I will post something I find inspiring, fun, thought provoking. No interpretations, lengthy explanations – I will leave it up to you to get inspired for the rest of the week. Enjoy and share your Inspire Me Stuff!