Writing Poems

Did you know that writing is a good way to help yourself to find answers? Did you know that getting out of your own way and writing what wants to be written can be therapeutic as well as insightful? Did you know that writing poetry can be an inspired creative outlet, a wonderful tool for … Continue reading Writing Poems

Announcing Translation!

Guess what??!! You can now read my blog in any language! This is the greatest discovery of my almost six years of blogging with WordPress. There are so many languages to choose from and most of them are represented!! It is such a pleasure to see that any language - from Afrikaans to Zulu, from … Continue reading Announcing Translation!

Why “The Holly Tree Tales”?

Someone asked me recently why I had called my blog “The Holly Tree Tales” and whether it had some special meaning. I was pleased to be asked, as I had been meaning to write about this ever since setting up the blog on 1 January 2015! If you have ever seen a holly tree in … Continue reading Why “The Holly Tree Tales”?

A Writing Fundraiser Story

    Dear Readers, Today I have set up a fundraiser on the JustGiving crowdfund platform.  I am raising funds to support the writing that I do on a daily basis and to help fund daily life, while I am getting various projects off the ground. Writing is a wonderful way to convey thoughts and … Continue reading A Writing Fundraiser Story

May Catching Up With April ~ A Newsletter

Dear Readers, A Catch Up It has been a while since I wrote one of my 'chatty' posts and so I thought it was time to have a catch up ~ this time, a letter of sorts. With Spring, in the northern hemisphere, came a sudden rush of visible activity outdoors - leaves popping open, … Continue reading May Catching Up With April ~ A Newsletter

Authenticity Is A Key

  What if I told you that authenticity is a key to a sustainable lifestyle and that being the real, most loving You is what helps others the most? I once cracked under the strain of trying to meet others' demands and expectations, in some cases people who had never ever gone beyond their own comfort zones in … Continue reading Authenticity Is A Key

An Accidental Writer

  I am an Accidental Writer. Since childhood, I have scribbled, shared, and taught out of what I've learnt. Never ever did I intend to be "A Writer" ... not consciously anyway ... although many encouraged me to get some story down in books. This is yet to be acquiesced to and I'm sure will … Continue reading An Accidental Writer

Why Do I Write ~ Revisited

  Asked: “Why Do You Write?” Answer: “I write because I can’t draw …   No, that is not entirely true. I write because it is the music I make without a keyboard with sounds. I write because I have written since I was a little girl, learning to spell, standing in line to have … Continue reading Why Do I Write ~ Revisited

Thank You for 1,000 Likes

Congratulations on getting 1,000 total likes on The Holly Tree Tales. Your current tally is 1,010.   Dear Readers, WordPress recently sent me a notification to say that 1,000 Likes had been received by The Holly Tree Tales' site. I just wanted to say a big ... THANK YOU and how much I value your … Continue reading Thank You for 1,000 Likes