Wednesday 28 February 2018


You've probably come across the word incorrigible, which means a person is unable to be changed, corrected or reformed. It makes perfect sense that corrigible means the opposite of this, but until I spotted it in the dictionary a few moments ago, I hadn't realised corrigible was an actual word.

I've changed since this photo was taken, so I must be corrigible – or at least, I was once!

Wednesday 21 February 2018


Vegetal refers to plants, or anything which has the nature of plants, or is vegetative.

Wednesday 14 February 2018


A gimmick is a trick or device, used to attract attention, publicity or trade.

Valentine Gimmick is the title of my story in the Valentine's Special issue of Ireland's Own. It's on their website too, so you can read if it you like and find out what Betsie thinks of Valentine's gifts and cards (yes, there could be a clue in the title!)

I've possibly got involved in some gimmickry myself by reducing the price of my short story collection All That Love Stuff to 99p/99c this week.

What do you think – is that a bit gimmicky?