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Oh, Olive!

Just dropping by – quickly – to say hello, as I am supposed to be working, as you may remember. Aagh, not panicking at all. The weather here’s gorgeous – I hope it is with you too – and on … Continue reading

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Easter: The Goodies & The ‘Baddies’

Look what just arrived in the post! Lucky me, I won two of Helen Matthews‘ books (‘Lies Behind the Ruin’ and ‘After Leaving The Village’) AND a lovely jubbly Easter Egg in a giveaway on her newsletter. Interestingly, ‘After Leaving … Continue reading

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All Zoomed Out

Does anyone else have a recurring nightmare? (Apart from being stuck in an everlasting Zoom meeting?) Here’s mine: I’m packing to go somewhere (that has to be a dream, at the moment, right?) and I’m late and in a mad … Continue reading

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Taking a Knife to Short Story Endings

Almost exactly a year ago (in my 18th March ‘Keeping Perky’ post), I wrote: everything’s gone a bit weird, hasn’t it? And 12 months later, it’s still weird. Although, hopefully, with vaccines being dished out (here at least), quicker than … Continue reading

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Groundhog Day

So here we are again, another week over. As someone wise (it was Marian Keyes, actually) said on Twitter today, ‘The weeks whizz by but nothing changes’ (probably a bit wittier than that, but you get the idea). It’s all … Continue reading

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Walking in the Middle of The Road

Does anyone else find themselves leaping off the pavement as people approach TWO ABREAST? As someone pointed out to these joined-at-the-hip types on Twitter yesterday, “when passing someone on a narrow path or pavement, please walk in single file. It … Continue reading

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A Hotchpotch of a Post

Hello! I’ve been meaning to write long before this (it’s been a fortnight!) but somehow, the days got away from me. I don’t even have the excuse that I’ve been snowed in or stuck in the snow (again) because we … Continue reading

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How Long Does It Take to Write a Novel?

Since my last post, 2 things have happened which have taken my mind off the global pandemic, at least for a little while, namely: 1. On Sunday, I went out in my car (essential shopping, not a jolly!), for what … Continue reading

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Eyes Front!

Now, like me, you probably spend a lot of time in front of a computer screen (over 4 hours yesterday teaching on Zoom, anyone…?) and it turns out, probably not surprisingly, that this is Not Good For Our Eyes. Every … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to you all! I meant to post before the end of the year but time got away with me, so here I am on a cold and rainy January 1st, feeling glad – as I’m sure you … Continue reading

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