Crimbo limbo and TV foraging : Hypnosis beyond the Arctic and It’s a Wonderful Life. Skilbey Blogs.

Crimbo limbo and TV foraging: Hypnosis beyond the Arctic and It’s a Wonderful Life What was I watching Boxing Day evening? The most relaxing, soothing documentary I have ever come across. I believe there is a name for this type of television genre: Slow TV. And it does what it says on the tin.  Reindeer […]

Congratulations! You’ve just pulled…a cracker with a message not a joke, plus a party game inside. Skilbey Blogs,

You’ve pulled the Christmas Cracker and there’s a message instead of a joke, plus there’s a party game, so read on…  The message: I want to be somewhere in the middle regarding Christmas. I want to have a foot in both camps and sit right on the fence, provided a pillow is available for my […]

“Remember…we choose where you end up.” Skilbey Blogs

 “…be good to us, ‘cause we get to choose where you end up”, said my teen daughter pointing to an old people’s home. A sobering thought, I mused and delivered with such breathtaking ease. Aside from the shock at me being resettled in my old age so casually, I suppose I’m thinking her approach is just […]

Embrace ”number five” & light bulb writing. Skilbey Blogs

‘Number Five’? You intrigue me. No, nothing to do with a perfume house, a make-up product and definitely not large sticky ribs in a Peking sauce. And everything to do with what you can do with a pen, a note pad and imagination. Number five. Add a supermarket, a little boy, his father, and stir. Let me explain […]

Cat, dog, shooting stars, the universe and everything. Skilbey Blogs

Cat, dog, shooting stars, the universe and everything. Skilbey Blogs

On the twelfth night of August 2015, at about 11 pm my youngest, decided to head outside to catch sight of the annual Perseid meteor shower. Perseid meteor shower 2015 – With the computer attached and plugged into my umbilical chord, I was otherwise distracted with writing and fine tuning one of my characters near fall […]

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“Oh, the twerks of being a writer- literary tweaking.” To use a famous philosopher’s words: “I get knocked down But I get up again..” (…Or then again, was that Chumbawamba?) Writing a novel is hard. It’s scary. On a par with having children, with slight variations. Creating a baby takes timing, similar to the Goldilocks […]