Category Archives: Cotswolds

Waiting for The Rain

Apparently, after all these weeks and weeks of blistering heat, rain is on its way. The lawn is yellow, the plants are shrivelling up and it’s too hot to sleep. We need it! It’s been a football-focussed, outdoor-living, Love-Island-watching few … Continue reading

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Ditching The Kindle (& another free-to-enter novel competition)

The Daily Mail Penguin Random House First Novel competition Whatever your feelings about the Daily Wail Mail, there’s no denying that, every so often, they run a nice competition for us writers. For this, the latest one, they’ve joined forces … Continue reading

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Festival Frenzy! (and some free competitions)

Right, I have quite a lot to say (and as we’ve just re-named Wednesday, ‘Winesday’, I’m doing it with a glass of the pink stuff by my side), so are you sitting comfortably? Then I’ll begin… That title is something … Continue reading

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Mud, Glorious Mud: Worcestershire, Walking & Writers

This morning we finally decided to go and walk Bonnie somewhere that was recommended to us about …erm.. 3 years ago: Elmley Castle. Isn’t that a cool name for a place? It’s just over the border in Worcestershire, about 20 … Continue reading

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On the Hunt for Inspiration

Bah, I am poorly bad*. It’s only a cold (which, strangely, when my OH had it last week, was man flu) but still – yuck. I can’t be under the weather because this week my Christmas ‘outings’ start with a … 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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Learning Curves & Cotswold Gin

A couple of weeks ago I went to see a play (which shall be nameless but it was at the RSC) and afterwards I read an interview with the lead actor in which he boasted that he hadn’t attended drama … Continue reading

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