S.J.Munday (@s.j.munday)

S.J.Munday

Writer of fiction for children. Poet. Photographer. Published by Indigo Dreams and University of Winchester Press Blog: holidaysindreamland.weebly.com

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Morning all, I hope you have all had a good #bankholiday #Easter weekend. Here is a photograph of me last #april on #stcuthbertsisland in #lindesfarne curtesy of my Georgeous #fiance @sarahpibworth. We had to run across to get this snap and got a bit soggy on the way back as the tide was coming in. Look forward to catching up with you all later! #island #portrait #photograph #northumberland #holyisland #writer #author #poet #childrensfiction #sjmliterature #holidaysindreamland sjmliterature.weebly.com @s.j.munday

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Found these gems in my local #oxfambookshop today. #signed #hardback edition of Cornelia Funke's #reckless and and because I'm a sucker for #myths and #folklore, a book on the myths and legends of #england by #berylbeare. Its been a fruitful day! #bookhaul #bookshop #finds #books #fantasy #corneliafunke @mirrorworlder @cornelia_funke_fan #childrensbooks

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Morning folks! I had a lovely #easter outing yesterday with @sarahpibworth and the inlaws at #mottisfont in #hampshire. Here are a few sample snaps I took with my mobile camera #nofilter. There were lots of dreamy floor-to-ceiling #bookcases and #writingdesks to gawp over. I also snapped up a secondhand book on all things paranormal for research purposes. I hope the #easterbunny was good to you all! #statelyhome #historicalhouse #nationaltrust #house #gardens #secondhandbokshop #s.j.munday #photography #writer #sunday #nofilterneeded @s.j.munday #sjmliterature #holidaysindreamland sjmliterature.weebly.com

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My Easter haul. Thank you to the beautiful @sarahpibworth for my cute bunny jar from #marksandspencer! #easter #eastereggs #cadbury #treats #chocolate #bunnies

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Happy Easter morning! To celebrate I have posted a #seasonal #article on my #blog exploring the rich #history and #mythology behind our Easter #traditions. How many of us know where the first #eastereggs came from, or how #hotcrossbuns are connected to #ancientegypt? Well wonder no more, and let me know what new things you have discovered! Happy egg eating!
Read it here: holidaysindreamland.weebly.com /10-things

#writer #blogpost #eastersunday #author #historicalarticles #easterbunny #ancientgreece #pagans #tudors #cadburys #fryschocolate #cremeegg @s.j.munday #sjmliterature #holidaysindreamland sjmliterature.weebly.com

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Morning folks. The #sun is shining bright today and I'll be getting things ship shape for an #easter visit from the #parrentsinlaw. This is one of the less blurry snaps I managed to get of a couple of stray #deer in #thenewforest. @sarahpibworth and I were just siting on the bank eating our lunch when they were scared into crossing the river. Stay tuned for a special Easter #blogpost tomorrow and have a great #saturday! #photography #photograph #animalphotos #woods #riverbank #green #trees #bambi #sjmliterature #holidaysindreamland sjmliterature.weebly.com @s.j.munday

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This #goodfriday evening is being spent relaxing with a #drink and some #supernatural with the perfect @sarahpibworth. #mythology #horror #season6 @jaredpadalecki #jensonackles #mishacolins #folklore #demons #monsters #fightingevil #brewdog

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I'm playing catch-up with this one, but Just started reading reading #thedreamsnatcher by #abielphinstone aka @moontrugger. I've been eyeing this up for a long while and the art work looks glorious. #childrensfiction #fantasy #adventure #romanygypsy #forest #magic #amulet #oldmagic #caravan #wildcat #startedreading #newbook #middlegradefiction

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Good morning all! For those of you who don't know #mythology Γ nd #folklore play a big part in my #writing, so it's a #dreamcometrue to be able to visit places like this. The #photograph was taken a couple of years back at the palace of #knossos in #herklion #crete where the #legend of the #minotaur originates. The #minoan people worshiped bulls and it's easy to see how its walls must have seemed like a #labyrinth to outsiders, but the truth is that they were built to channel the wind and act as an #ancient form of #airconditioning. Have a good day folks! #greece #temple #palace #ruins #writer #author #poet #childrensfiction #photographer #photography #bulls @s.j.munday #sjmliterature #holidaysindreamland sjmliterature.weebly.com

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Morning guys and girls! I've got a brief shift at my #writersdayjob this morning to pay the bills, then I'll be working on some #blogposts ( including a #seasonal #easter special heading your way soon! ) and #editing some #shortstories. Here is a photograph of some #newforestponies from last #summer, taken in #hollandswoodcampsite #brockenhurst #thenewforest. I love the#composition, #colours, and #textures in this one. Hope you all have a great day! ##writer #author #poet #childrensfiction #photographer #photography #photograph #animalphotos #pony #ponies #writeratwork #sjmliterature #holidaysindreamland sjmliterature.weebly.com @s.j.munday

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A good afternoon to all. I hope you are enjoying the #spring #sunshine, it's so #glorious in #winchester that my favourite #shorts have come out of hiding from under the bed. About this time last year I was staying in a cottage with the #beautiful @sarahpibworth and my parrents in law on #holyisland #lindesfarne. Here is a photograph I took of #lindesfarnecastle from #harbour. I fully recommed this place to anyone looking for a quiet serene getaway with some beautiful wildlife and scenery. Enjoy! #writer #author #poet #childrensfiction #photographer #photography #photograph #castle #s.j.munday #sjmliterature #holidaysindreamland #kiramillwoodhargrave @s.j.munday

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We did it! Over 100 posts and #200followers since my #instagram debute and I owe it all to you guys! There will be lots of exciting things on the way over the summer, I promise! Including more #photographicart, #audiobooks, #readings, #blogposts, #bookreviews, and sneek peaks of some exciting #writingprojects in progress as I continue my #writersjourney. #thankyou so much for your continued #support, and don't forget that in the mean time, if you are hungry to find out more you can hunt me down on my official #facebook and #twitter feed by searching for SJMLiterature or following the link in my bio. Have an amazing day! #writer #author #poet #childrensfiction #childrensrights #sjmliterature #books #imagination #enrichment #creativefreedom #holidaysindreamland #adventure #mythology #shortstory #shortstories #sjmliterature #holidaysindreamland sjmliterature.weebly.com @s.j.munday

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Don't think I'll ever get tired of seeing this on my way to work everyday. #fountain #winchester #spring #sunshine #waterfeature #gardens #periodhouse #periodhouses #writersofinstagram #monday #s.j.munday #sjmliterature #holidaysindreamland sjmliterature.weebly.com

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Good morning ladies and gents! Today is a #deadline day so I've got some last minute #editing to do. Since the #story I'm working on is set in #crete, here is a photograph I took on #spinalonga in #2015. It is an #abandoned #lepacolony on an island near the toen of #elounda which inspired my tale. I hope you all have a great day and I'l catch up with yoy later! Nearly #200 followers! Do you think we can make it by the ens of the day??? #writer #writers #author #poet #writeratwork #amwriting #editing #magicrealism #photography #photographer #photo #landscape #landscapephotography #greece #abandonedbuilding #ruins #history #venitian @s.j.munday #sjmliterature #s.j.munday #holidaysindreamland sjmliterature.weebly.com

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Still on a literary high from finishing the #awardwinning #thegirlofinkandstars by @kiran_mh! The review will be up on my blog soon, but I'm now anxious to get hold of a copy of #theislandattheendofeverything to find out what adventures are in store for Joya. #justread #book #blog #bookblog #childrensfiction #middlegradefiction #fantasy #adventure #maps #cartography #mythology #volcano #ocean #demons #sjmliterature #holidaysindreamland sjmliterature.weebly.com @s.j.munday

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Happy #sunday one and all. It may be the #dayofrest but I'll be doing what I love and going to the #library to work on some #writing because I have a monday #deadline to meet. No pressure! Likewise, I hope you are all spending the day doing something you love with the people you love - why not tell what/who those things are below?! #writeratwork #amwriting #editing #magicrealism #doingwhatyoulove #shortstories #shortstory #author #poet #deadlinesareagoodthing @s.j.munday #sjmliterature #holidaysindreamland sjmliterature.weebly.com

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Had a very eventful lunchtime in glorious sunshine today. Had share my sandwich with a robin, some fish, and a duck in the space of a few minutes. I told the robin how pretty he was. So glad to be able to have the flat window open and to be able to walk around in a tshirt again. #spring #lunchtime #sun #duck #robin #gardenofpeace #martinlutherkingjr #daffodils #pond #nature #fish #writer #author #poet ##sjmliterature #s.j.munday #holidaysindreamland @s.j.munday sjmliterature.weebly.com

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Happy #caturday! It may be the weekend, but I've got a deadline to meet for wednesday so I'll be spending the day doing what I love; #writing and #editing a short #magicrealism piece set in #greece. Got a few treats lined up too... because I'm a #chocoholic. This is a photograph of a #cat that used to follow me around the graveyard where I used to go and write. It was a complete #poser and had the most magnificent #blueeyes. I hope you all have a puurrrrrfect day and I'll see you later! #writeratwork #amwriting #fantasy #author #poet #photographer #photography #photograph #photo #animalphotos #animalphoto @s.j.munday #sjmliterature #holidaysindreamland sjmliterature.weebly.com

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No book post today, but instead I got this newly released album from my favourite band. #deeppurple were the first band I went to see when I was 13 (at #brightoncentre supported by #thunder and #peterframpton) and I've followed them ever since. Now, thanks to my beautiful fiancΓ© @sarahpibworth we're going to see them for the sixth time at #londono2 in November. #infinite #hardrock #rocknroll #cd #newrelease #rockmusic #newalbum #writer #author #sjmliterature #iangillan #stevemorse #rogerglover #ianpaice #donairy #poet @SJMliterature sjmliterature.weebly.com

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Going for the #egyptian theme today as I work on some short stories. #writing #amwriting #editing #fantasy #adventure #mythology #shortstory #shortstories #author #poet #writeratwork #sjmliterature #s.j.munday #holidaysindreamland @s.j.munday sjmliterature.weebly.com

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We had a curious visitor to our tent in #hollandswoodcampsite last summer. Another #writing day today accompanied by a #scifi and#fantasy workshop at #theuniversityofwinchester thus afternoon. Hope you are all very well and are enjoying the same spring sunshine we have here! #writeratwork #amwriting #editing #workshops #photography #photographer #camping #thenewforest #animalphoto #horse #ponies #@s.j.munday #sjmliterature #holidaysindreamland sjmliterature.weebly.com

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Morning all! Hope you're all having a hoppingly good day. Today is a writing day for me. I will be working on a #shortstory for a #deadline next week. Its a magic realism piece set in Crete. Here is a photograph of a little friend we met in #thenewforest. There were hundreds of them hopping around, to the point where every footstep had to be carefully chosen so as not to squish any. #writer #writeratwork #amwriting #editing #magicrealism #photography #photographer #frog #animalphoto #amphibians #green #hollandswood #ribbit #s.j.munday #sjmliterature #holidaysindreamland sjmliterature.weebly.com @s.j.munday

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Good morning all you beautiful people! I had a magnificent time at the Creative Writing End of Year #awardsparty last night and I'm extreamly proud to be the recipient of the prize for 'Best Professional Writing'. I genuinely had a teary moment thinking about all the wonderful people I've met who I won't get to share workshops with after this week (you know who you are.) Its been the best three years of my life and I'm so very greatful for everyone who made it so special and possible, especially my one and only @sarahpibworth. Hope you all have magnificent day! #universityofwinchester #awarfsceremony #awardwinner #trophy #writer #writersofinstagram #author #poet #teary #morningafterthenightbefore #wednesday #sjmliterature #s.j.munday #holidaysindreamland @s.j.munday sjmliterature.weebly.com

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Playing dress-up this evening for the Creative Writing End of Year #awardsparty at #theuniversityofwinchester. I will be reading a few of my poems in a line up of other writers. Excited to celebrate all the hard work everyone has done. Oh, and yesterday I bagged myself a new #dayjob! #dresstoimpress #formaldress #waistcoat #awards #party #poetryreading #writersofinstagram #writer #author #poet #writeratwork #sjmliterature #s.j.munday #holidaysindreamland @s.j.munday sjmliterature.weebly.comq

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Gooood morning ladies and gents. Today is a #deadline day, so a few last minute edits to do. But later on I'll be getting all dressed up for the #creativewriting end of year awards party at #theuniversityofwinchester. Here is one of my favourite photographs of those I took last year. #stmichaelsmount #marazion #cornwall #castle #island #photograph #photographer #photo #landscape #landscapephotography #sea #beach #giants #folklore #s.j.munday #holidaysindreamland @s.j.munday sjmliterature.weebly.com

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