Carenza Hayhoe.

Writer and Story Teller

WELCOME to The Shed where writing is my reality and dreams can come true.

I first saw the light of day in a French Convent on the banks of the Yangtze River in Central China. Nine months later as the Japanese troops were coming over the northern border my mother and amah left China with me in the S.S.Rawlpindi. I have learnt to face disappointments and turn them into opportunities and I write because I feel compelled to do so. Some share their inner world with brush and paint, for a writer words are the medium. There is no truth in the saying ‘a rolling stone gathers no moss’. The memories and ideas gathered over more than eighty years are the moss on my rolling stone of life.


a monthly blog of information, experience, and gratitude to be published during the first weekend of every month

Stop the world, I want to get off! No sooner had I thought I had managed to mastered my equipment than my ten year old iPad died without warning. No, on second thoughts, I do not want to get off, I want to enjoy every moment I have, retaining a sense of wonder and humour as I watch and listen, learning new skills, while not forgetting the old. My intention is to share discoveries and encourage anyone visiting this site to be adventurous and start something new – click here to see my latest blog –