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‘Defining Moments’ & a Writing Competition

The American writer, Paul Auster, has got a new book coming out, 4321 (it’s 900 pages long!). I must admit, although I’ve heard of him, I’ve not (yet!) read anything by Mr Auster but I was fascinated by an interview … Continue reading

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Are You a Lark, Hummingbird or Owl?

I was reading the other day that MP and novelist Nadine Dorries wakes up at 6am (eek), goes downstairs, lets her dogs out, makes a cup of tea, takes it back to bed, the dogs jump on the bed and … Continue reading

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On WBD – What I Read in February!

As it’s World Book Day today (it’s everywhere on social-meed-ya. You must have noticed!) I thought I’d do my bit by telling you what I read in February. But first, a bit of news about a story of mine which … Continue reading

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Dream A Little Dream

Ah, dear readers, I am poorly bad. Nothing terrible, just a humble cold but I feel yuck. So bad, in fact, that the thought of lying on the sofa letting the sound of the England-Italy rugby game float over me, … Continue reading

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“Hey! That Was My Idea!”

Did you hear the story of the newcomer to a writers’ group who refused to share his work in a meeting, in case someone ‘stole’ his ideas? It’s only natural to be protective of our ideas – after all, they’re … Continue reading

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Feeling Peaky – and a confession!

No, I’m not ill! I was in the Peak District last weekend (sun! No rain!) and just couldn’t resist the cheesy pun as my header. And talking of food, I had to have one of these while I was there. … Continue reading

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Burns Baby, Burns

The last few days have been a bit discombobulating. Our annual booze-up Burns Night celebration was shifted at the last minute, from Friday to Sunday night, to allow two guests, who were poorly-bad, to recover. We suddenly had another two … Continue reading

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