Children’s Book Muddy Moos and Midges

I have written and illustrated a new childrens book called Muddy Moos and Midges, which will be released in December 2021

Muddy Moos and Midges

Meet the wonderful animals and characters on the Isle of Skye in this charming rhyming book. Fisherman Tam had his lunch snatched by a seagull and a family of mice who moved into Morag’s wellies. All of the rhymes are enhanced by colourful images painted by the author Sue Wood.

The books will be available from Amazon and local outlets on Skye.

Throughout my career, I have worked with many children and young people with mental health difficulties. Due to the pandemic, these numbers have increased dramatically, which has stretched resources to the limit. I wanted to make a difference, so I wrote this book to make a difference.

All profits will be donated to; Counselling Care Skye and Lochalsh.

Muddy Moos and Midges price £6.00 plus p&p.

Please contact me if you would like a copy

Donald’s House

Donald’s House alcohol ink SW

Donald was our neighbour and friend for fifteen years. He lived in the small croft house next to the river. We spent memorable evenings in front of the fire with a dram laughing and exchanging stories. Happy times.

Here is an excerpt from the poem.

Donald’s house

The luminous walls glowed in the moonlight,

Gable window flickered with orange delight.

Smoke plumes rose from the chimney stack,

As charred wood aroma called us back…

SW

Poetry

Inspired by nature and living on this amazing island.

During an evening stoll on midsummer night and I could hear a snipe flying over the moor. The bees were humming as they foraged for nectar in the fading light. The scents from the honeysuckle and orchids floated through the air. I was inspired to write the poem “Midsummer Night” and here is an excerpt

Midsummer night

To settle and rest and close your eyes,

Absorbing the sweet air with gentle sighs.

The dew is falling with moist delight,

To cool the meadow in the fading light…

SW