I’ve just realised that this week marks a year since I started blogging.

Things have changed quite a bit in that time. When I started blogging I was hoping to post something once a week, and mostly about writing. Now I try and post two or three times a week, and have expanded my focus to encompass more of my life and who I am.

I also had no followers. Now I have quite a few but, more importantly, I’ve connected with a wonderful group of people who read and comment regularly, which I really enjoy and appreciate. And some of you have even been kind enough to buy a copy of my book! I love to write, and it’s been a real pleasure so far to be able to share my ideas and work with you all.

I’ve also published my first book, Oak and Mist. Part one of a six part series, it’s the culmination of nearly three years’ work. A lot of people contributed to the process, including some generous bloggers out there whose advice and encouragement have meant a great deal.

To celebrate, I thought it might be fun to look back at some of my most popular posts over the last year. And here they are, in no particular order:

Making Salad With Anais,



Clearing My Mind


The Joy of Reading

Treasure Hunting

A Mystery From the Sea

It’s been a wonderful year! Thanks to everyone for visiting, reading, following and commenting 🙂