I’m a freelance community writer, workshop facilitator and sometime poet, with fiction, non-fiction and poetry published in print and online media along with many articles and features for a range of magazines. My son supports Sheffield United and I’m a Blade by association more than practise these days, but was inspired to write my first poem for this site for my son’s 25th birthday on 5th July 2020 on the day they drew 1-1 with Burnley and secured a second season in the Premiere Leage. My philosophy on life is taken from mediaval mystic Julian of Norwich: ‘All will be well. And All will be well. And all manner of things will be well’.