Category Archives: Bonnie

Workaholic? I wish!

Last Saturday I attended the RNA’s annual conference (on Zoom) and the first of many excellent talks was an interview with best-selling novelist Dinah Jefferies, on ‘Building Writers’ Resilience’. Dinah, by the way, didn’t start writing until she was 60 … Continue reading

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Book Giveaway (Nicci French) & A Couple of Competitions

Nicci French Giveaway I am reading (the hardback version of) ‘House of Correction’ by the fabulous duo Nicci French and it’s brilliant. One of those books that you just can’t wait to get back to. It’s about a woman who … Continue reading

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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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In Which I Wish I’d Done Joe Wicks’ Workouts

Things are gradually opening up a bit, don’t you think? The hairdresser has finally been to this house! BUT, for Bonnie the dog, not me. I’ve got an appointment but it’s not until 11th August. Aagh! We have had friends … Continue reading

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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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Let’s Give Ourselves A Break!

When the ‘lockdown’ started, a well-meaning friend of mine sent me a message. “It’s a great opportunity for you to write!” And my stomach plunged and I felt anxious. Once this is all over (and it WILL be over!), it … Continue reading

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Grazia and Women’s Prize for Fiction First Chapter Competition

Look what I treated myself to today! When Storm Dennis is raging over the next few days, I will be holed up somewhere cosy, reading this. As I was standing in Asda, holding my copy and getting very excited, a … Continue reading

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