“…written from the heart.”

Hey guys!

Well what can I say other than horrible, awful week! That was until this little spark of joy brought me back from the darkness, a 5* amazon review for my short story Senghenydd.

The 14th October 1913 is a date that should be burned into the national consciousness just as is the sinking of the Titanic. On this day 440 men lost their lives in an explosion in the Universal Colliery Senghenydd, an event that graphically underlined the human cost of coal. Hardly a household in the village was left untouched. This short and moving account as seen through the eyes of one of the survivors should be compulsory reading. It is certainly compulsive and obviously written from the heart. Thankyou and well done Elise for Senghenydd (Historical Short Story)


To the writer of the review, whoever you are, I would really like to say thank you! After a very long and tearful week this really put a smile on my face. To all of my readers, thank you so much for your continued support.

Eilise xxx

99 Years

Today marks 99 years since the worst coal mining disaster Britain has seen, on the 14th of October 1913 439 lives were taken when there was a series of explosions that ran through the underground mines at Universal Colliery, Senghenydd. It took weeks to recover the bodies of those men and the entire town spent endless weeks in mourning for their lost loved ones.
Almost a century has now past and we still remember those lives that were so tragically lost that day. In an attempt to keep their memory alive and to remind generations to come here is the short story I wrote about that fateful day.

Eilise xxx

Denying the cold

I know shocking I’ve actually been around two days in a row, well it’s part of my plan to get on with things a little more now that winter and dark evenings are on their way.
Unfortunately along with those peaceful evenings the usual winter cold has started to rear it’s head today in the form of a sore throat and far too much sneezing! So I’ve been consuming copious amounts of lemon and ginger tea with lashing of honey to try and ease off the sore throat. Anyone have any lovely remedies they find that work on a cold, I am determined not to let this one slow me down now 🙂
Morning off work tomorrow so am going to begging writing my next short story, Christmas in the south Wales mining valley am looking forward to writing this one a lot!
Night for now I’m off to hide under a blanket and maybe have an early night.
Eilise xxx