Category Archives: Competitions

In Which I Confess to Two Misdemeanours

I belong to a poetry group (that’s not one of the misdemeanours, by the way). We take it in turn to host the meeting in our homes, once a month, (just drinks and biccies to be provided) and I can … Continue reading

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Getting Inspiration from Sport

It’s been rather a sporty weekend (I don’t mean me! Unless 5 minutes of table tennis counts). First there was the Grand National – which you couldn’t have missed – and the US Masters was also on (that one might … Continue reading

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‘Defining Moments’ & a Writing Competition

The American writer, Paul Auster, has got a new book coming out, 4321 (it’s 900 pages long!). I must admit, although I’ve heard of him, I’ve not (yet!) read anything by Mr Auster but I was fascinated by an interview … Continue reading

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Dream A Little Dream

Ah, dear readers, I am poorly bad. Nothing terrible, just a humble cold but I feel yuck. So bad, in fact, that the thought of lying on the sofa letting the sound of the England-Italy rugby game float over me, … Continue reading

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Feeling Peaky – and a confession!

No, I’m not ill! I was in the Peak District last weekend (sun! No rain!) and just couldn’t resist the cheesy pun as my header. And talking of food, I had to have one of these while I was there. … Continue reading

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Burns Baby, Burns

The last few days have been a bit discombobulating. Our annual booze-up Burns Night celebration was shifted at the last minute, from Friday to Sunday night, to allow two guests, who were poorly-bad, to recover. We suddenly had another two … Continue reading

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Just Monkey-ing Around

Here I am, back from a trip to Center Parcs and just about in one piece. In a mad moment, a few weeks ago, full of the joys of ‘IACGMOOH’, I declared that I wanted to do something ‘adventurous’ and … Continue reading

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