Dr Niamh On The Plum Tree

Childhood Imagination Sows Seeds of Future Brilliance

Martin Luther King: Inspiring Children’s Stories

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” Martin Luther King.   I remember crying my eyes out … Continue reading

January 15, 2018 · 5 Comments

Make Your Dreams Come True Day

I simply couldn’t resist the fact that today is: Make Your Dreams Come True Day! What a great day to celebrate. Of course, having dreams is also about imagination. Imagining can … Continue reading

January 13, 2018 · 4 Comments

Show And Tell At Work Day

Today is Show And Tell at Work Day, so I thought I would celebrate Show and Tell in literature. Actually, in literature, the mantra is, ‘show, don’t tell’. So, what … Continue reading

January 8, 2018 · 4 Comments

Do You Allow Yourself A Cuddle Up Day?

All this week, I have been celebrating the first full moon of January by mentioning how it inspires imagination.  As today is designated Cuddle-Up day, I am connecting the moon … Continue reading

January 6, 2018 · 2 Comments

Does The Moon Affect Mood?

My theme this week is the moon. It was full on Tuesday and kicked off the New Year. Poets, painters, musicians, artists, philosophers and psychologists have always been fascinated with our nearest … Continue reading

January 4, 2018 · 6 Comments

Does the Full Moon Inspire You?

Today is the first full moon of January 2018. What a special way to begin 2018. The moon has always been a source of inspiration to poets, painters and writers; … Continue reading

January 2, 2018 · 4 Comments

Words Have A Habit of Misbehaving

When I was a little girl (a very, very long time ago), I used to love learning new, really big words like ‘discombobulate’ or pusillanimous or disconcerted. As I grew, my … Continue reading

December 6, 2017 · 4 Comments