Benedict Stone has lost his sparkle. He's stuck in a rut, business at his jewellery shop has dried up, and his beloved wife Estelle has moved out of their family home. He's desperate to win her back, but doesn't know how.
Welcome to My Creative Notebook, I’ve always been fascinated by the creative process and believe that everyone has their own personal collection of skills and abilities, which just needs time and encouragement to develop.
Finding the time and space to be creative is vital to sustain creativity, one of the most important actions in any day is to seize the moments which sometimes occur when you least expect it; to simply stand and stare, to be inspired by a beautiful view, hear a bird singing, or to watch your family laughing together. Treasure these moments; they form the rich tapestry of living in a creative way.
There are so many amazing sources of inspiration and I hope in this space to share ideas, thoughts, words, books, resources, art, photography, events and interviews, which I hope you will enjoy and find inspiring.
Despite this space being rooted in technology, I see My Creative Notebook as a starting point from which to go and do things!
August Anderson needs somewhere to live. Dumped by her boyfriend who would rather be alone than move in with her, she has almost given up on happiness. Until she notices that the beautiful Georgian townhouse she's long admired (ahem, *obsessed over*) is looking for a new tenant, and suddenly it seems like things might be looking up . . .
What if you fell in love…
… and then he disappeared?
When Noelle and Sam’s lives collide one snowy evening, they spend eight perfect hours stuck side by side believing that they’ll never see each other again.
Home is where the heart is...but what if your heart is broken? When Judith loses her partner, she loses her life in Malta too - including the beautiful view from her sun-warmed balcony of the sparkling blue waters of Sliema Creek.
What was the inspiration behind A Home in the Sun?
A Home in the Sun was originally written in 2004/5. I was on a family holiday in Malta, where I was brought up for several years, and watched a tour bus pull up outside some apartments. A female guide left the bus and shouted up to a second-floor balcony, ‘Allo, Giorgio!’
Romantic and escapist debut fiction from the nation’s best-loved TV presenter, Carol Kirkwood. She can escape Hollywood, but can she escape her past?
Paige might bake wedding cakes for a living but that doesn’t mean she's dreaming about her own perfect day. Far from it. Trusting people is hard after she was badly let down by her family and boyfriend just when she needed them most. And to make things worse, her ex has just walked into her bakery with his new fiancée...
If you want to know the A-Z of love then it starts with Alice and ends with Zach. Alice is a self-confessed cynic when it comes to love. She's never had a serious relationship herself and after supporting her best friend through a devastating break-up, she's not about to let down her barriers anytime soon. Relationships always end badly.
Description: An utterly charming and heart-warming love story and the perfect tonic for difficult times. Daisy is the night security guard at the Manchester Museum of Social History. She takes her job very seriously, protecting the museum from teenage troublemakers.
She’s not lost. She’s just waiting to be found...
Dawn Elisabeth Brightside has been running from her past for twenty-two years and two months, precisely.
So when she is offered a bed in St Jude's Hostel for the Homeless, it means so much more than just a roof over her head.