Tuesday, 31 August 2010


Did I ever tell you about Cafe Kino? I was involved with setting a dear little vegan co-operative cafe in Bristol. It's a place I love and my visit there today was a perfect way to end my August Break.

For The August Break.

Friday, 27 August 2010


For The August Break.

Thursday, 26 August 2010


For The August Break.

Wednesday, 25 August 2010


I'm back from a lovely break spent by the seaside. There was plenty of paddling in the sea, sandy toes, ice cream cones, beach huts, canoeing and long walks. Even though it rained most days, I indulged in a proper seaside holiday.

For The August Break.

The Handmade Writer E-Course is Back for Autumn

I am excited to announce that the Handmade Writer e-course is returning in the autumn for a third session. You can read what people have said about the course here.

This course has been designed to encourage you to take a craft-based approach to creative writing. You will examine the material of your everyday life and use it to inspire you to write pieces of fiction. You will join a community of fellow writers and I will give you feedback on every word you write. All the course information can be found here. If you have any questions just email me at amy@bringyourself.com

The e-course starts on Monday 20th September and runs for six weeks. Registration is open now and places are limited.

I have had so much fun running this course and am looking forward to meeting more wonderful writers in September.

Monday, 16 August 2010


For The August Break.

Friday, 13 August 2010


I found this wonderful book in the library today. The pages were soft and yellowing and it had that yummy old book smell. I love Dada.

For The August Break.

Thursday, 12 August 2010


Can you tell that I've been in the library all week? I'm trying to catch up on work so I can spent next week playing in the sunshine. I am going away for a week and I can't wait. I am ready to leave the library behind.

For The August Break.

Wednesday, 11 August 2010


I spent the day in the library. When I found myself taking photographs of the ceiling I knew it was time to go home.

For The August Break.

Tuesday, 10 August 2010


Rainy Day

For The August Break

Monday, 9 August 2010


If you are looking for me, this is where you'll find me.

For The August Break.

Friday, 6 August 2010


For The August Break

Thursday, 5 August 2010


My poor little Dahlia is not looking too happy. I blame the slugs.

For The August Break.

Wednesday, 4 August 2010


Tuesday, 3 August 2010


Monday, 2 August 2010

2nd August


For August Break, I challenged myself to take pictures of the patterns that I saw around me. These are a few of my favourites. It is surprising how many patterns you can find in ordinary places. It really challenged me to look closer than usual.

Sunday, 1 August 2010

The Beginning of August

This is what I want every day to be like.

August Break

Phew, July was a busy month. It began with the Handmade Writer e-course (which runs for one more week) and has included more marking than I could ever imagine (from my current teaching job) as well as countless hours of writing and plans for what feels like a dozen new projects. I managed to include plenty of long walks and reading books in the sunshine. It has been a lovely, but tiring, month.

I read about the marvelous Susannah Conway's August Break and it sounded like just what I need. I love the idea of taking more photographs and sharing them here during August. There are so many people taking part in this project. It really is fantastic. I haven't had a camera for a while now, since I broke mine, so will have to use the camera on my iphone until I get a new one. 

During my August Break, I will be working industriously on some changes to Bring Yourself. I am planning a new course and a few bits and bobs to shake things up. I have a feeling that August will be a busy month. I will keep you posted.