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Always time for tea

On reading that it's Hot Tea Month, my first thought was: Hooray! I know exactly how to celebrate that. My second was: Hang on, when isn't is it? To me, you see, every day of the year is the perfect day for the everyday magic of tea. A mug of tea is a smile (the bigger the better). It is feeling at home. Tea is knowing you’ll feel better in a little while. It is steam clearing from your spectacles. It can be a celebration of now, a kindness, a daily act of love. Tea is attentiveness rewarded. It is solving that problem while the kettle boils. A sip of tea is a moment taken to really understand and appreciate what you're reading/dreaming. Tea is warming your hands around the mug, just to warm


Reading, writing and smiling

I live in Sussex by the sea, writing stories and novels which are speculative, historical and literary. I blog and tweet about inspiration, happy writing and delicious words. My goal is to share a little everyday magic.


You can find my work in the NonBinary Review, Write Like You're AliveTrue Tales from the Old Hill , Hysteria 6, Everyday Epics, Stories for Homes, and Every Day Fiction.

There are also some tiny fictions on this site which I hope you enjoy.

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Book Reviews

My book reviews are over on Goodreads. I'm always delighted to receive requests from authors. If your book appeals to me I'll buy it, read it and review it. I'd love to hear from you.

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