Blog of Oonah V Joslin -- please visit my Parallel Oonahverse at WordPress

where I post stories and poems that have not been seen elsewhere - also recipes and various other stuff.

and see me At the Cumberland Arms 2011

Sunday, 28 February 2010

St David's Day

Welsh cakes are traditional:
8oz SR Flour
4oz butter
2oz sugar
1tsp mixed spice
1 egg
a little milk
1-2ozs sultanas mixed in before cutting...
Make as you would scones but cut in 1/4 inch thick rounds. These are baked on a dry griddle or non-stick pan over a low heat. Each side takes 5 minutes roughly - don't ry to rush it - do preheat the griddle and don't turn over too soon. If you turn the heat up they'll burn. Sprinkle with sugar when done. Makes about 14.

Saturday, 27 February 2010

An over-view of my work

You might like to look at some of the stuff you missed first time round and you can find it all by searching here

Friday, 26 February 2010

Experimental Oonahverse

I have launched a site to publish some of the good old 'stuff' that's - good but rather old and just sitting around going slowly out of date.

So if you'd like to read what no one has read before :)
Please drift over to my Word Press Blog and take a look at the latest. I'll try to upload at the rate of one a week.

If you love Haiku

Here is a website you might enjoy. If you subscribe (it's free!) a haiku by Issa pops into your inbox every morning!

Sunday, 21 February 2010

Haiku Afternoon

I just spent a wonderfully enriching afternoon with the Newcastle Haiku Society, discussing the works of masters like Basho, Buson, Issa and Shiki - and Peter Mortimer :) who is never going to forgive me - punctuation-wise and I don't blame him... Nice hat, Peter :)

Thanks to Chris for inviting me along. Morden Tower is also a wonderful venu. What a privilege.

The only Haiku I ever wrote is in The Shine Journal here:

so Peter can get his own back.

Friday, 19 February 2010

Friday, 12 February 2010

2010 Anthology The Best of Every Day Fiction

I have a story in there, K C Ball has 4! but really it's just such a good read. Do buy a copy. Also a good gift idea!

Monday, 8 February 2010

Crunch Time

Have you ever wondered how it all came about? Why? Who invented weekends? This should give you the answers ;)

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Meat the Family

Yesterday tweetthemeat today meat the family over at Micro Horror. Valentines is next week but don't be deceived by appearances

Saturday, 6 February 2010

150 hits

this one is doing well :)


I like writing really short things but writing to a theme in only 140 characters including spaces is SHORT and let me tell you difficult! So I'm proud of this medieval themed story. It took longer to tell you about it than the story is...

Monday, 1 February 2010

Two new poems at The Shine

Natural Enemy and The Coldest Heart are up in the February Issue. I'm particualrly fond of The Coldest Heart