Monthly Archives: October 2011

A Few Little Reminders…

(No, I’m not going to remind you to put your clocks back! You read this blog don’t you – you aren’t stupid!) First reminder: you’ve still got time to enter my free ‘mini saga’ competition! Closing date is midnight on … Continue reading

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‘If The Worst Happens… ‘

I have a story in this week’s Woman’s Weekly (the one with Julie Walters on the front), which is pleasing BUT they’ve cut 27% of it! (700 words out of 2,600). Hmm, that’s come as a bit of a shock! … Continue reading

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The Naughty List

It was my birthday on Sunday and a very nice time I had too. Over the weekend we did a whistle-stop tour of the South-West (Devon, Somerset, Cornwall and Dorset! Obviously only bits of each). Yesterday I was battling the … Continue reading

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An Afternoon Off

This week I’ve had a ‘down’ and an ‘up’. I recently applied for my ‘dream job’ – and one for which I thought I had all the right experience and qualifications. The interviews were on Tuesday and I wasn’t even … Continue reading

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“There’s No Money In Poetry…

But then there is no poetry in money, either ..” goes the famous saying (Robert Graves ) Swedish poet, Tomas TranstrÖmer, who was awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize for Literature, might disagree. His prize? £940,000 (it’s the richest literary prize … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday To My Blog – And An Autumn Mini-Saga Competition!

Yes, it’s exactly a year since I ventured into the world of blogging with my first post on the fine art of ‘procrastination’ (still doing lots of that, I can confirm!). So, to celebrate the fact – and to thank … Continue reading

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Bad Head Day

I think I’ve got a girl-crush on Nicola Morgan. At the risk of sounding like a Jane Austen heroine (I wish), I’ve got one of my ‘bad heads’ today (urrrgh – not as awful as a migraine – I can … Continue reading

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Where There’s A Will….

Unusually for me, I’ve bought The Guardian for the last two Saturdays because I’ve been expecting my ‘Playlist’ to be published (they told me it would in be on 1st October – but no sign of it – so I … Continue reading

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To Tweet Or Not To Tweet…?

I have finally added a ‘Twitter feed’ to my blog and I await my first tweet with baited breath…! Hmm, not sure if this just going to make me procrastinate even more (what do you think?!) but I’ve done it, … Continue reading

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National Poetry Day 2011

“Poetry is the music of being human” – Carol Ann Duffy, Poet Laureate It’s National Poetry Day today – but you knew that, didn’t you? And the theme for this year – and I think we can probably all guess … Continue reading

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