trite but true

What makes a cliché a cliché?  Partly, the truth within it.  It's just that we've said it so often that it becomes an automatic phrase, more about the words than the meaning.  As a writer I have an inbuilt 'cliché' detector - Beep!  Avoid at all costs! (There's one, right there.)  Trouble is, we strive so hard to … Continue reading trite but true


After a busy but enjoyable Easter weekend, I've given myself permission to abscond to the garden for today.  It's been a productive morning - not always the case when gardening, but I'm pleased with what I've managed.  Granted, there is still plenty to do, and I haven't even touched the front garden, which fills me with … Continue reading digging