The story we tell ourselves is the backdrop to our lives.  Transform your story, transform your life.  Maybe it’s time for a change.  Don’t live by default.  On this site I share my stories and my interest in yours and whatever is opening up for you now.

I help people dissolve the past using stories so we free up the future by stretching fully in the present.

My last play was May 9-11th at Brighton Fringe.  ‘Mary Blandy’s Gallows Tree’, gained positive reviews and it was a privilege to perform in front of Mary’s blood relative as I told her story imprisonment of Oxford Castle in 1752.

I go deeper in this  interview where I share my process with acclaimed Artist Tara Roskell

And tell more of my stories in my new 5 star rated poetry collection here .

Some of the places I have shared my work ;

Film Screenings:

The Clod Man – Alvsbyn Film Festival & Hallucinea Film Festival

Brave New Year – London Shorts Film Festival

Ain’t No Female Romeo – Los Angeles Lift Off Film Festival

Holy Cod/Wyre Lady of Fleetwood

Madras International Film Festival, Santa Cruz 8th International Film Festival & Winner of 1st Monthly Festival

Theatre –

I am available for producing readings and workshops and take writing commissions.

Playing to wonderful reviews is Wyre Lady of Fleetwood – enjoy a complimentary ticket here

Enjoy my off West-End work

My recent play featured at the last International Playwriting Festival and my previous plays are kindly listed here

Nothing will lift you up like a good story. Well nothing except maybe great pizza!


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  2. I didn’t know where else to ask you this, so forgive me if I am in the wrong. You may have already been asked into the Blog Tour, but I will ask you again–would you like to join the Blog Tour? If so, let me know. And if you need any details, I’ll be happy to share. You have until June 16th to complete the request of answering 4 questions (1. What am I working on at the moment? 2. How does my work differ from others? 3. Why do I write what I do? 4. How does my writing process work?) and need to ask 3 other bloggers to do the same and they will follow up with their post and questions a week after you.
    Again, let me know.

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    • Hello! This is a great honour to be invited to contribute. I would love this in normal circumstances! I am lucky to be in the middle of putting on a show for early August so honestly speaking I don’t think I could do the tour justice, time wise.

      I am so thrilled you took the time to ask me! I am enjoying reading the blog tour posts of other. Hearty cheers for the tour!

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  3. Hey its me again!
    Okay, this might not be the right place to ask, but have you any experience in fictional writing? If so, and if you’re willing, I am requiring some assistance in maybe guidance or ideas. Whenever you get the chance. I don’t know…you may not have time because you ARE a play-writer, but its something you can consider. And its no big deal if you can’t because this summer is particularly busy, I know at least for me.
    Anyway, thanks so much!

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    • It’s great to be in touch! I have already picked up so many vacation ideas from your site. Your blog is a comprehensive resource for inspired European travel. I look forward already to my next visit. Have a brilliant Summer.

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  4. Hi Lita
    You were one if the first people that I got to know in blog world. I really live your comments and the interaction we’ve had.

    So I’ve nominated you for an award. Wonderful team membership reader award.

    It’s up to you if you’d like it but it’s basically a thank you for your support!

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    • Hi Rewa, thank you so much. Your blog is beautiful, I love your recent post celebrating Diwali. We have had fireworks here in London for the celebrations but your photograph is the most elegant. Looking forward to reading more.

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      • Thank you for these kind words! I’m fairly new to the whole blogging scene, and it’s comments like this that keep me motivated! 🙂
        That sounds nice! We have a lot of fireworks and lights here too! At some places, there are lights put up on the entire street. It really is a pretty sight!

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    • Lovely to hear from you! London based. My last show was Fairfield Halls. I love your reviews. The Donmar’s Coriolanus review was terrific. Reminds me I need to go there more often! It’s often a fight for a seat though. I usually end up with a part of the stage out of sight as I should have booked earlier! 😉

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      • True!! I LOVE Edinburgh. It must be super cool to be living in the most amazing theatrical city. (I’m already looking forward to August!). The way you write about filmed theatre is clever and insightful. I love your Frankenstein review. You pick out contrasts and narrative points that passed me by. You have the eye & perceptions of a director. Such a great read. Looking forward to enjoying more.

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      • Haha, it’s easy to love August when you don’t live there 🙂

        You’re very kind! I’m actually directing a couple things in the coming months, one of which will be going to the Fringe, weirdly enough. And I look forward to more, too, if I had anymore to see. I missed Medea and Electra, along with a few others, annoyingly.

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      • Great news about your shows. Exciting times.

        I remember seeing people in togas queueing for smoothies at Hula thinking, yeah Fringe has started. I love it so much. Have no idea what it’s like to live through the mayhem every year though!

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      • Thank you 🙂 I’d gladly direct more now that I’m no longer in academia, but I probably should be focussing on plays… Has your work ever come up here/future plans for the Fringe?

        Haha, a friend of mine used to get free smoothies there because one of the servers had a bit of a crush. Then she discovered a 7 year age gap. The smoothies stopped pretty quickly 🙂 It’s not that bad, really, you just need to know where to avoid if you’re trying to get anywhere 🙂


      • That has made me smile so much because the smoothies at Hula are sublime but (coughs) a bit of an investment. A fiver doesn’t go far in August!! Lovely though. Shame about the big revelation!

        Yes – I did Hill Street a few times very early on in my twenties and really had a lovely experience. We had a wonderful chap in charge of the building and the whole competitive style of the Fringe just didn’t infiltrate (miraculous I know!). I did Sweet Grassmarket (it’s a hotel in its other life…!) a few years ago. It was a one gal show did good thankfully. It’s always a gamble no matter what you have done in the past at the Fringe I feel. No room for wimps!

        Let me know about your next show.

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      • Haha, you’re welcome!

        Ah, but when August ends… 🙂 If you’re off the Fringe thoroughfare, it’s not too bad. I’ve always found Cowgate and Leith tend to remain relatively sane during the Fringe.

        Awesome 🙂 I’m yet to take any work there. Last few years I’ve either been watching shows, in a show or sming it. Agreed, always a gamble. Likewise, let me know about yours 🙂

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    • Hey I’m so touched! What a beautiful award. I don’t feel I blog often enough to do this prize and participation full justice. I know that it deserves to be celebrated and express my gratitude to you for this lovely thought.

      I am enjoying your work richly on your fine blog and look forward to reading more. Please accept my good wishes and here’s to happy blogging!

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    • I love the way you capture street life over on Canadian Travel Bugs so I appreciate your comment on this shot of a back street in Naples so much. The car just called out to me! It had so much character. Not sure how far it would go though! Looking forward to reading so much more on your blog in the future. Great to connect.

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  5. Hi Lita! Although I am very content in the present I can’t help always looking back to the past because I enjoyed a charmed childhood with the best parents ever, a wonderful high school experience, fun college years than the adventure of living and working in NYC prior to marriage. I know many do not have this and I feel fortunate. I am currently married and a mother of two sons living in suburban CT. I volunteer 2 days a week at a psychiatric/rehab facility which I thoroughly enjoy and am happy in my present life. I love that I am finally writing a blog but of late have become caught up in the photography contests when I have writer’s block and need to get back to my first love (writing). I just can’t help look back at those “glory” days of my youth and the fun I had but I try to realize that I was fortunate to have enjoyed such great times and if I die tomorrow (or today) I loved my life! I am telling you all this due to your mission statement of helping people dissolve the past to live in present. My friend commented to me yesterday that “you so live in the past” and “I live in the present.” She said it with some distain though I am not sure why. I do have wonderful past memories but it doesn’t stop me from enjoying the present. Life is just different in terms of excitement but that comes with age I am afraid. Thank you for the follow! I love to write short humorous stories (many about my wonderful mother who died 3 years ago “Whisked Away” and “Please Mom May I’ve Some More” and my father’s tribute is “Magic Drinks” if you ever have time to read these on my blog. All short. Thank you!!! and have great day. I plan to spend more time looking around your blog as this page was my first glimpse and it looks wonderful.

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    • Lovely to hear from you Kathy. It sounds like you are celebrating all of the joy in your life in the present moment so all is one for you! Great news. I am already enjoying your stories. I love your ‘Serenity’ post. Looking forward to staying in touch.

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  6. Isn’t it a delight to hear your words put on their feet and brought to life by actors? I’ve written..some good..some bad…all produced. I feel the itch to right some more plays. Congrats on getting them produced!

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  7. Thank you so much for following my blog … I’m off to look deeper into yours which has already delighted me, the little I have seen – right up my street and I feel a counter-follow coming on 🙂

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    • Awesome! It’s so great to connect with you. Your blog is exciting and is a beautiful corner of the web to visit. I can’t wait to stay connected to the Massif Central through your sharp story telling and unique images. Your lovely ‘About’ page makes me smile and giggle. Thank you!

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  8. Hi Lita
    Thanks for dropping by my blog, following, and taking the time to leave a comment.. appreciated :-), not sure about the garden, but have to agree with “nothing will lift you up like a good pizza” 🙂

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  9. Thanks for stopping by my blog. And for inspiring me to maybe just maybe clean out one closet. Change is hard! 🙂 I notice you are reading several blog posts of mine about truck safety. The back story is that my dad was killed in 2004 by a sleepy trucker. That’s why you’ll see, from time to time, stuff about trucks. Or it might be about my dog. Or travel. Or stuff in general. I look forward to exploring your blog as well.

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  10. It is amazing to have connected to have connected with another writer and fellow artist here in the blog community. Love how you say, “free up the future by stretching fully in the present.” There is so much we can achieve in the future, and if we can focus in the present we can certainly go the distance and live our dreams.

    I agree with you on great pizza. To me, great pizza is a non-greasy pizza with just the right amount of handmade tomato paste. Not too much cheese. Thin crust. Homemade 🙂

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    • Yes! Home made pizza is the best thing in the world (I believe!). I remember making it in cookery class at school and eating half of it before I got home! I think we like the same type of pizza style too. Great minds think alike!

      I am enjoying your blog and am so thrilled to have found your site. Lovely to hear more about your multi cultural experiences in Australia. You have thoughtful insights and share much wisdom in your writing.

      All my best wishes for living out our dreams as much as possible every day!

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    • Gosh what priceless encouragement! Heartfelt thanks for your kind comment. Thank you for making my weekend not only with your words here but also on your lively, engaging and spirited blog. Your selection of inspiring quotes are still with me. I look forward to reading more of your short stories over my next slice of pepperoni pizza! (I enjoyed reading Ramu’s tale – “Optimism makes life fun,” was a good call!).

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    • A pleasure. I love the tips you offer for travel, especially to always follow your own adventure. It can be too easy to follow the beaten path at times. Thank you for your comment, it’s lovely to connect and I look forward to reading more over at your site.

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  11. Thank you so much for following Oh, the Places We See. I think we have a lot in common with our philosophies and outlooks on life. Best wishes to you for fully enjoying this wonderful spring weather and for continual good writing on your blog.

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    • Such a pleasure to follow your blog. I just had a great time viewing all the delicious photographs that take me to the heart of the Deep South via your website. Here’s to sharing our travels with each other for a long time to come! 😉 Sending all my good wishes to you

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      • Great to hear from you. I wish I could post faster. Seems that we travel and take so many pics and then it takes me weeks to sift through it all. Oh, well. I’m not in any hurry, I suppose. Best wishes for a wonderful spring.

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  12. Thanks for the follow 🙂 this is just an echo of my reply to you. Relax you are not seeing double:)

    Thank you very much Lita. Wow (the Afrikaans) why are you learning it? I in turn due to the “international” reaction now that I have done the photo challenge is tempted to translate a few blogs or write future blogs with 2 language versions but my blogs contains typical “South African-isms” not easily translatable. More comfortable in Afrikaans as you apparently will soon be:)
    I will go wonder about in Any old world as described in (not) any old blog!

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    • Lovely to hear from you Abrie. It is a privilege to connect to your blog. I particularly enjoyed your inspired post on St Georges Cathedral. It’s fascinating to hear this relevant modern history especially after the week we have had in UK. Thank you for this and your kind comment here which encourages me no end ! I have been lucky enough to work with several South Africans and so this opened an interest in Afrikaans. Now I can test my understanding on your blog – it’s a great chance for me ! Currently I am learning through a home study book and audio. I wish you a great weekend and look forward already to my next visit to your blog !

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