Friday, 18 October 2013


Her name is Irish Gaelic for Hedgehog, it was believed that witches took on this prickly form to suckle milk from cows. Literally, Gráinneog means 'the ugly one' or 'horrible one.' Not that this dear one is either but she does despair of the bristling spines that tear her pretty dress and tangle her hair...


Wednesday, 16 October 2013

A Girl Called Weasel

An ungainly creature, no longer sharp of tooth, she tries so hard to be a 'young lady' but her claws still scratch the parquet flooring.

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Autumn's Child Of Tail And Claw

There was a girl once, she sharpened her claws on trees and ran though field and forest as fast as the wind. When the sun started to drop and tea-time came around she would sigh, hide her bushy tail under a silken frock and claws inside lace gloves...