Finding my homeland

“Some places make you feel more full than others,” said Palestinian author, Nathalie Handal at last weekend’s third Georgetown Literary Festival in Penang. The theme of the weekend was irresistible to me – Hiraeth – a Welsh word that means longing for a homeland that is no longer there. Undoubtedly, this island is a place … More Finding my homeland

A week down the rabbit hole ­– or how we run our writing retreat Part 1

I’ve been coming to Devon for a few years now and adore it here, as many of you know. In the film, Into the Wild, the reader is left with the unforgettable words: “happiness is only real when shared”. And that is why I wanted to share Devon first with my other immediate family members … More A week down the rabbit hole ­– or how we run our writing retreat Part 1