Butterflies: Fiction and Fact

The Butterfly Magician is a story. It tells of how autumn's leaves are coloured and stitched to form a host of butterflies which parade...

Panopticon!

On the hill above Wycoller stands the Panopticon, a giant pebble with Emmental-cheese windows on the outside, offering a variety of...

Vaccaries!

Is there no end to the fascination of Wycoller? Large estates for feeding and breeding cattle were known as vaccaries and this image...

Fairy Doors

Wycoller is a wonderful place for a writer to live. There are so many things here to fire up the imagination. Amongst the woodland's many...

Wycoller Scarecrow

About a month ago, I leant against my stone doorpost to steady the camera and took this picture of the moon. As I moved to go indoors, I...

Wycoller's Bridges

Wycoller is a beautiful hamlet in Lancashire. It has twelve houses, a craft centre with a wonderful tea room and … three bridges over the...

Honouring Clive!

Our new book, The Butterfly Magician, was written as a tribute to the work of Clive Farrell, the internationally renowned lepidopterist...

Dreaming Up Butterflies

Published today! The Butterfly Magician. Read how Adonis, the "Michelangelo of Jewelled Flight", magically transforms autumn leaves into...

The Wycoller Scarecrow.

# a new beginning # stories to be told # poems to read # discussions to be had # illustrations to follow # coming soon

Molly the Magic Maker

The Magic Makers took shape quite slowly. One day, while stroking my beautiful and devoted cat Molly, I became enchanted by the faint...

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