About

I’m Louise, a writer, poet and photographer who enjoys spending my days out and about along the lanes and in the meadows of my local area. I’ve spent a lot of my time in particular over the last few years following the seasonal changes within a village nature project, as it has developed from an old and neglected farmer’s field into a vibrant wildflower meadow.

A few years ago my sister and I began a website,The Rooter, reporting on positive environmental news stories. I wrote quite a lot of articles for this before I found myself trying to run it on my own when my sister pulled out. Instead of continuing with it on a separate site, I scaled it back and uploaded the articled to here.

Sometimes I create art – watercolour and acrylic paintings, pastel sketches, and embroidered felt pictures, to name a few – inspired by nature.

I also write stories.

Most years I join in with NaNoWriMo and CampNaNo. I have multiple novels that are 1st, and sometimes even 2nd, drafted, and hope to have at least one of these published soon. I love to join in with flash fiction challenges, though I haven’t done so often over the last few years. I do keep getting ideas, however…

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  1. Gorgeous illustrations! What a magical place you have created here. We all need a few fairies and goblins in our life πŸ™‚ I used to love to tell my two sons bedtime stories I would create when they were much younger and shared a room. Sad to say I have abandoned this ritual now that they are teens but hope to write a funny little children’s book, perhaps featuring a naughty, wee leprechaun and bring the tales to life again! Thank you kindly for follow.

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    1. I’m very glad you like them. πŸ™‚ Magic is essential to a happy life! You ought to write your stories down – I’d love to read them. I have several more half scribbled in notepads that I really need to complete! You’re welcome for the follow. I actually thought I’d already followed you!

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  2. You do have a quite lovely blog here. I also write children’s literature and have a book coming out soon that I am excited about. I would like to nominate you for the Infinity Dreams Blog Award, and I wanted to see if you do these awards. If not, that is fine, I am just behind doing this for a friend who nominated me. Thanks!

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I’m very glad you like it. Unfortunately, I don’t accept awards but I am very grateful for the thought. πŸ™‚ I apologise for my delay in replying – I’ve been taking part in NaNoWriMo during November and so was largely absent from the blog.

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      1. No problem, I have moved to no awards also. I enjoyed your blog, and likewise thanks for visiting and commenting on mine also! I have heard about NaNoWriMo, apparently it is rather popular. Hope you accomplished!

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  3. I just wanted to wish you an early Happy New Year. Thank you so much for your words of encouragement this past year. May you find renewed fulfillments in your blogs this New Year and may your blogging families ever increase. Blessings. Roger

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  4. Louise, It’s amazing to know that you write stories for children. I have been reading to my daughter since she is one year old and now she is 5. I’m almost running out of books for her πŸ™‚ Glad that I can now read your stories to her.

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    1. I hope she enjoys them. πŸ™‚ I’m hoping to get a few more written out this year – if I can fit them in with all my other writing (and drawing) projects! If your little girl likes colouring in, don’t forget to check out my kids colouring pictures as well. Many of them feature characters from my stories. πŸ™‚ Thanks for visiting.

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  5. Hi, I just wanted to pop over and say ‘hi’ and thank you for stopping by at my blog and for the “like’ on my Garlic and Herb Bread. I am looking forward in exploring your blog, it looks so beautiful and interesting. Have a great weekend.

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    1. Hiya, Lynne. Thanks for popping over. You’re welcome for the visit – your garlic and herb bread looked delicious. πŸ™‚ It’s nice to meet you.

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    1. It’s always best to keep the magic of childhood alive – even if you’re supposed to be an adult. I’ve even had kids tell me that I’m not a real grown up! I’m glad you like my magical world. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks for dropping in. πŸ™‚ I enjoyed visiting your blog – your picture of the dam for Cee’s b&w challenge was great. I’m glad you liked some of my pictures as well.

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    1. Thank you for the nomination. I’ve been nominated for this a few times now and really ought to do some posts for it!
      Sorry for the delay in replying – I’ve been away on holiday for the past week. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you for visiting, Antonia. I’m very glad you like it. πŸ™‚ I think my mum has mentioned you – the names sound familiar! I’ll hop over and visit your blog sometime soon.

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  6. Hi, thank you for the follow! πŸ˜„ What a wonderful blog you have! It’s clear that you adore children and I wish you the best of luck with your book. I’ll be reading some of your posts soon ☺

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  7. I stopped by to thank you for the follow but got sidetracked reading your last blog! LOL I do hope your endeavor gets off the ground. It sounds absolutely wonderful. I know my grandkids would be wild about it. Have fun on your vacation.

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    1. Thank you for visiting. I’m very glad you like my blog! If your grandkids like colouring in, feel free to print out some of my colouring pictures for when you’re next entertaining them. πŸ™‚

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      1. Thanks, I’ll do that next time they’re here from Maryland. They live on the other side of the country from us. Sure wish it were otherwise. We love to take them to the Children’s Tree House Museum here in Ogden when they’re here. Lots of pretend play things to do there. They’re 6, 4, 2 1/2, and 1. (Yes, my daughter is a crazy woman!)

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    1. Thank you for thinking of me, Sabina. I have come across The Drabble before but I’ve never actually looked into submitting any stories. My stories were mostly over 100 words back then! I’ll have to look at them again now. πŸ™‚

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  8. Nice one on leaving the PGCE. I completed mine and walked into a world of complete and total stress. I admire you for taking that step into the unknown. I intend to take it myself at some point writing fiction > scary! Love your writing

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  9. Hi Louise, it’s a pleasure to meet you! I wanted to stop by to thank you for following my blog and to return the favor. I look forward to exploring your blog. Have a great day! ~Steph

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  10. Dear Lady, Loved Your about statement! I am so supportive of Your work. I think the love of books and reading is a major flaw in society today. Thanks so much for taking this on! Glad to here You are launching into Your own business! Please consider putting Your Voice with Your stories too. There is something Magical about hearing a voice.

    Thank You so much for visiting me and my words! Would love to have You come again!!

    Looking forward to following You!

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  11. Hello and welcome to pensitivity101. Many thanks for the follow. Hope to hear from you in the comments and strike up conversation on anything that appeals. I love the feedback and interaction.

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