Of Fables, Flora and Freelancing

Welcome to the Fables, Flora and Freelancing blog!

It seems appropriate to commence this blog when the signs of spring and new beginnings are all around us. The sights of budding daffodils, snowdrops and crocuses make me, Vanessa Lee Thomas, want to spend all day outside with my camera and also to write.

So what’s in the name? It centres around the things I love doing storytelling, taking photographs of flowers and my journey into the world of working as a freelancer.

Fables of course pertain to those short fictional tales often including animals that can speak or some other mythical creatures that provide a moral or life lesson. Now that I have embarked on a career of writing I plan to write some tales to distribute via this blog and take some time to reminisce about the old favourites.

My photographic skills leave a lot to be desired at this stage but I am hoping that my enthusiasm carries me through the learning process. The technical detail and techniques I encountered when I first bought a digital photography magazine were rather daunting but at the same time very exciting. The lessons I learn will be shared and you can judge the outcome based on the content of my Flickr photostream. Comments and tips would also be appreciated.

Working from home as a freelance writer fits in nicely with being the mother of two small children with busy schedules but also has its challenges so finding ways to stay motivated is key. Snippets on freelancing and writing will therefore also appear from time to time.

I hope you will enjoy this journey with me and will leave you with these famous words by William Wordsworth:

‘Daffodils’

I wandered lonely as a cloud

That floats on high o’er vales and hills,

When all at once I saw a crowd,

A host, of golden daffodils;

Beside the lake, beneath the trees,

Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

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