Claire Davies Food Writer On Sofa

Getting Around Creative Blocks – Living a Creative Life

When you want to write, but don’t know where to start, what do you do?

I write for a living. Or I’m paid to talk about writing and trigger inspiration in business owners who are struggling to craft a clear brand narrative.

In the beginning, writing was a creative outlet, not the way I paid my bills. The calling is strong, the need to be creative is as much part of me as my shaved hair and tendency to talk too much when I’m nervous.


Blank page syndrome, writer’s block, creative slowdown – whatever term you use. Even the most productive among us face it. Overwhelmed with ideas, a worried mind in a stressful age, even electric lighting and the buzz of technology – these can all stifle our natural ability to create.

It’s such a popular topic of conversation that I have started asking people for their individual tips on beating the block. Here are the three most common answers, I hope you find them useful.


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Yorkshire Rarebit Recipe Yorkshire Day

A Rare Bit for a Yorkshire Day Supper

Happy Yorkshire Day fellow food lovers!

I’m not entirely sure how or when this day began or even why, but I’m willing to embrace anything if it gives me the excuse to tuck into a plate of local produce. Last week I received a parcel of dairy-related goodies from the excellent team at Wensleydale Creamery – prompting my search for a traditional Yorkshire recipe using cheese.

Without losing all reason and ending up in a world of cheese and chive Yorkshire puddings, the options are rather limited. I love experimenting with flavours as much as the next girl, but sometimes you can’t beat the basic elements of life – cheese, bread and – of course – beer. Plus, I’m married to a Welshman. Can you see where this is going?

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