Sally C Australia

When the weather permits Sally Pell likes nothing more than to sit in the garden of her idyllic family home in Torbay with her sewing machine whilst she designs, cuts and sews her beautiful range of bespoke childrens clothes.  The …

Artisan Gelato

As you step into the Artisan Gelato shop situated at the bottom of York Street the first things you notice are the frozen displays packed with a dizzying array of flavour combinations; rainbows of iced gelato of every description, colour …

Thank Goodness it’s Friday!

I don’t know about you but this week feels like it has dragged on forever, I am sooo happy it is finally Friday!  I’ve been racing to get my articles submitted to Aurora Magazine before the deadline for the bumper Christmas …

Christmas Reindeer Rescue

The snow drifted over the windscreen and the rusty windscreen wipers stuttered to clear it from the old mans vision as he peered hard ahead. “Are we nearly there Grandad?” the boy asked, and Harry turned and smiled at his …

Gift Your Community – Spend Christmas Dollars Locally

Festive music playing, lights twinkling and the town bustling with Christmas shoppers trying to get those last minute gifts.  The traditional time of giving and receiving is once more upon us and your local shops are stocked up with all …

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

We went to see The Nutcracker and the Four Realms on Saturday night at our local cinema.  Expecting to see sumptuous sets, beautiful choreography and a stellar cast including Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman and Kiera Knightley we were not disappointed. …

Juliette and Sandra – a short story

Juliette reached the entrance to the nursing home and firmly pressed the old brass bell. “Hello, Juliette Spiers to see my mother Sandra Spiers, please” she spoke briskly  into the crackly intercom box to her right and the heavy oak …

November Writing Competitions

So the big one this month is the National Novel Writing Month (#NaNoWriMo).  The aim is to write 50,000 words within the month of November. There’s still time to join in the fun:   www.Nanowrimo.org   Austin Macauley Publishers are accepting …

The Keep by Jennifer Egan – Book Review

This week I will be reviewing: The Keep by Jennifer Egan This modern take on a gothic novel is set in an ancient castle in the wilds of Eastern Europe.  Danny, a 36 year old New Yorker, travels there to help …

What on Earth am I doing now?

Hello and welcome to the first Helen Wright Writes official Blog Post! Taa Daa!  Its so lovely of you to visit me and catch up with what I’ve been so busy doing 🙂 I’m always busy, working as a clinical …