Category Archives: Bonnie

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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Tears & Laughter: First Post of the Year

Hello and welcome to the first post of the new decade. We spent New Year in a sweet little cottage in Norfolk and this was Holkham Beach on New Year’s Day. Fabulous. But since then, it’s been back to serious … Continue reading

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A Bit of a Bumpy Year

If I may borrow the Queen’s expression (apparently, it’s in her speech tomorrow), 2019 has been a bit of a ‘bumpy’ year for me (and the country, obviously – and maybe for you too?). The Bad: On a personal note … Continue reading

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In Which I Try To ‘Get a Grip!’

Do you know the difference between a bark and a vicious snarl? Yes, me too. This morning, on our walk across the fields, placid little Bonnie and I encountered a dog that looked friendly enough but after a cursory ‘hello’ … Continue reading

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Once More Unto The Beach, dear Friends!

Hello there! Whoops, two whole weeks since my last post but I hope you can forgive me because I’ve been on my holibobs/honeymoon in beautiful, sunny, North Norfolk. And beach bum Bonnie came too! As you can probably see from … Continue reading

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This, too, will pass….

It’s all a bit ‘hectic-ly-hectic’ here, as a former colleague of mine used to say. If you follow me on Twitter you’ll see my recent tweets are along the lines of, ‘If I had a swear box, it would be … Continue reading

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