Friday’s Letters


More new discoveries….

Happy Friday everyone!

I haven’t had any creative writing sent in this week, but I did make these new discoveries which fit nicely with our theme last Wednesday:

1. Discovering something old….On Wednesday I visited Guisborough Branch Walkway. I used to play in this woodland as a child and it was so nice to visit again and discover how it has developed and changed. There are gentle walks through the lower woodland along the old railway path and for the more adventurous you can climb all the way up to Roseberry Topping if you fancy a whole day out! The paths are lovely and wide in the lower walkway so perfect for distancing and some great views can be had from higher up the hillside.

2. On Thursday I had a walk around Rawcliffe Lake in York on a distanced visit. I hadn’t ever visited the lake before, it was very peaceful walking around and watching the patterns that the ducks make skimming across the surface of the water. It was also lovely to discover that lots of local residents have been lining the paths with beautiful painted pebbles during lock down. I will definitely be returning here for another walk soon.

3. My final discovery was sent in by my lovely sister. On reading this week’s creative writing tasks she was inspired to research her favourite flowers – Scabious (pin cushion flowers). She stumbled across this amazing website with macro photography of the flowers included.

Pin cushion flower – courtesy of pixabay!

I hope that you have all been making some lovely discoveries too! Look out for the Saturday Art Challenge!

With best wishes,


Published by Emma

Hi my name is Emma! I am a writer and artist. I work for the NHS at Converge ( and I am also an MA graduate in Creative writing and am currently studying for a PhD in Humanities. I have been leading a creative writing class at the beautiful St Nicks in York ( for the last five years. When I am not at work I'm on my allotment or at Base Camp (my home) planning new adventures.

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