"It's only words

And words are all I have
To take your heart away."

Those are part of the lyrics to an early hit by the Bee Gees. It has always been one of my favourite songs. It is a song I have clearly felt all my life. I love words. I am what you would call a thwarted writer. I have always wanted to write but opted to survive instead. That meant working at different jobs trying to keep my head above water and ignoring the call to write. I was always writing in my mind and in my journals though.

I am older now and the call to write is impossible to ignore. I need to write. I must write. I also need to survive. I have kids. I have to take care of us. I am not employed. I do lead a charity that deals with food insecurity - we make sandwiches for those in nead. This gives me miuch joy. I love helping the community this way. The thing is that it isn't a paying gig so once more I need to survive. And I want to write. That is why I am here. With your support, I will be able to do the things I love with less worry and keep going.

Here you will find my meandering thoughts, wonky ideas, commentary and maybe even a recipe or two. I want to develop my voice here and connect with those who are trying to do the same.

So here are my words. They are all that I have to take your heart away. Thank - you for reading them.

And thank - you for your support.