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Coffee, Comps and (Hair) Cuts

Right, I’ve had my hair all cut off ..oh, and I’ve been in the pub all day. Hic. Only joking!! I haven’t been near any hostelries or salons and don’t intend to for a little while. How about you? Have … Continue reading

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Hitting a Brick Wall

Actually, I’m not hitting a brick wall at all but, given the photos below, it seemed like a good enough title! I hope you are well in this strange coming-out-of-lockdown world and enjoying the nice weather. This was the sky … Continue reading

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Poppies, Paperbacks & Pilates

Hello! I have been quiet for a little while because there’s not been much to tell you! Except: POPPIES! Loads of them in one of the fields on our daily walk. It’s amazing how cheerful they make you feel. Books … Continue reading

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Happy to be Home Alone

Ah… peace! But it nearly didn’t happen… My OH was due to play golf today at a faraway club (he’s allowed now!) which would mean he’d be out from midday until about 8pm tonight. And it would be ‘safe’ because … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Suspense Author: Guest Post – Wendy Clarke

Today I’m delighted to welcome my virtual friend Wendy Clarke to the blog! Although we’ve never actually met ‘in the flesh’ (!), I feel that I know Wendy, having followed her excellent blog and her writing journey over the past … Continue reading

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The Pomodoro Technique & Other Good Things

Have you heard of the ‘Pomodoro Technique’? I’m sure many of you have. It’s a very simple time management technique, to help reduce procrastination, which basically involves working in bursts of 25 minutes and then having a short break (and … Continue reading

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Lucky Me – A Story Published

I have a story in this week’s People’s Friend magazine, ‘A Lucky Man’. I tell you this just to reassure you that I do sometimes actually put pen to paper and write! My hero Nick is a biker and a … Continue reading

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We Have Visitors….

As I write, Him Indoors is actually outdoors… sitting in his car on the drive. I know! WHAT is he doing? Have I finally driven him to distraction with my non-stop singing of ‘The Baked Potato’ song? Has he locked … Continue reading

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Sheep/Welcome Random Word Competition – Results!

I can now reveal that the judge of the latest Random Word competition was my fellow blogger (she’s a blogger amongst many other things!), Wendy Clarke. Wendy has an impressive list of writing achievements under her belt – see below … Continue reading

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Sheep/Welcome Random Word Competition: Shortlist

We alternate our daily walks. One day, we go left out of the drive and head up towards the village and the next, we turn right (Bonnie’s favourite!) and tramp across fields and a railway track. We talk about how … Continue reading

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