Category Archives: Competitions

Staying in the Bubble

A new pilates class started last week in our village hall and yesterday my neighbour asked me, via our ‘message wall’* if I’d like to go with her tomorrow morning. Ooh, I was so tempted. It’s actually one of my … Continue reading

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Writing a Novel: Cutting Out The B.S

The more I try to write a novel, the more I feel like I’m learning to write all over again. I’ve got until the end of January to get the second draft done and sent off for a critique, so … Continue reading

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A Review of 2017

Happy New Year to you all, I hope you had a good Christmas, however you celebrated it. We were in Rhossili Bay for New Year, staying in this little place with the dog, just down the road from a 3 … Continue reading

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On Christmas Eve, a thought..

As it’s Christmas Eve, let me tell you a little story and leave you with a thought. I entered a poetry competition a few months ago. It wasn’t a particularly prestigious competition – you probably won’t have heard of it … Continue reading

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Up to Snow Good – Updated with details of Good Housekeeping Novel Writing Competition

Now, no one likes a whinger, right? So, let’s get it over with: I am still ill (and I’m going to claim that as a 2-word poem as it’s just about the only writing I’ve done for a week). I’ve … Continue reading

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Sad & Happy News – and a couple of writing competitions

Ah, David Cassidy (RIP). I loved him. If you were a fan of Jackie magazine, back in the 70s – and I’ve talked about that before here – then you probably had posters of David on your wall. Ooh, that … Continue reading

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Little Things…

Guess what exciting thing has happened out here in the sticks since I last wrote? No, it’s not fireworks (although I can hear them outside as I write). Give up? Right. Well, one of those German supermarkets (Aldi, to be … Continue reading

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