Category Archives: Competitions

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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A Summer of Football

The winner of my E D Thompson book giveaway has been chosen by random wheel name generator and – as you can see – it was Karelann. Well done to her! But, if you entered and didn’t win, all is … Continue reading

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Yes, Sir! Soccer and Sunrises

Just a quickie from me before the football starts! Yes, it’s England v. Scotland tonight (Euro 2020) and although we are not normally a soccer-watching household (I mean, why don’t they just do away with the first half and make … 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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(In which I) Carry On Waiting…

I write to you with a sore left arm because yes, I am all ‘vaccine-d up’, to coin a phrase. I had my second dose this morning and oh, bliss, unlike the first time, the person administrating the needle didn’t … Continue reading

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I Am Back! (did I miss summer?)

Two things ‘of note’ have happened: 1. Today, I got my hair cut for the first time since DECEMBER 2020. Aagh. No, I will not post a photo but trust me, it looks better (and my head is a lot … 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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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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