Category Archives: Artist’s Dates

The Benefits of Keeping a Diary

I was listening to Saturday Live on Radio 4 yesterday and there was an interesting item on ‘diaries’ (a subject close to my heart. I wrote about it once on the blog here). If you’re interested in diaries, there’s an … Continue reading

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I Finally Go On Another ‘Artist’s Date’ (to Aldi)

One of my writing resolutions for this year was to go on an Artist’s Date every month but until last week I had failed completely. Then I had cause to go to Evesham (nothing glamorous – car to the garage), … Continue reading

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My Mini ‘Writer’s Retreat’

I’ve got some ‘me time’ at the moment as my other half is away playing golf, so I’m trying to turn this week into a bit of a ‘writer’s retreat’. (Stop laughing at the back). And no, it’s not taking … Continue reading

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A Farewell To Facebook?

Apart from my People’s Friend serial competition entry and, of course, this blog, I’ve not written much for a few weeks now. Which makes me feel sad 😦 Oh – and just to add to that, I got FOUR short … Continue reading

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Artist’s Date #2 – Cheltenham Literature Festival

Tonight I went to see American novelist Anita Shreve at the Cheltenham Literature Festival and that definitely qualified as an ‘artist’s date’ because: 1. I went on my own 2. It was something that I was excited about and that … Continue reading

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Artist’s Date #1 – ‘Smelling The Roses’

Right. As I’m writing an article about ‘Artists’ Dates’ I thought I’d better start going on some. So, today I went all on my tod to Todenham to the Alain Rouveure Galleries. It’s about 5 miles down the road from … Continue reading

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Going On An ‘Artist’s Date’

Recently I went to Center Parcs and ‘made’ Bonnie this bowl for her second birthday. I know, unbelievable, isn’t it? (Not the bowl – the fact that my pupster is TWO!). Before you start imagining that Demi Moore/Patrick Swayze potter’s … Continue reading

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