Category Archives: Successes

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like.. you-know-what

So, the countdown to Christmas has begun. My blog header’s changed to the good old snowman, the SNOW has magically appeared, as it does every year from 1st December and the Bonnie calendars have just arrived from Vistaprint… Yes, it’s … Continue reading

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Trials & Tribulations of ‘Turning Pro’

As I write this, British hopeful Marcus Willis is playing Roger Federer at Wimbledon and I’ve got it on the TV (TV or tv? anyway…) Bless. It’s a bit of a David and Goliath match. No-one of course, expects him … Continue reading

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My People’s Friend Serial Is About To Hit The Shelves

If you get Writers Forum magazine, you’ll notice that (*puffs up*) I am featured in the July issue, which is already out to subscribers and probably about to appear in the shops. When I won the People’s Friend serial competition, … Continue reading

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A Weekend At Home. Bostin’!

Ah, now this is nice. I can’t actually remember the last time I was home on a Saturday just pottering around and relaxing. Usually we are off somewhere or ‘entertaining’ (if that doesn’t sound too Hyacinth Bucket) or I am … Continue reading

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Dare To Be Different

I’ve been away (again, I know!) in Castleton in the Peak District this time, where it poured with rain most of the weekend but we still had a great time. We stayed with friends in this lovely one-time miners cottage … Continue reading

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Managing Expectations!

Nicola Burggraf has written a lovely piece on her blog today about how a recent get-together with two friends has inspired her to pick up her (almost finished!) novel again and it got me thinking about how friends’ attitudes and … Continue reading

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Goodness Me, I’ve Won!

I’m eating a big slice of humble pie. After all I said about social media – specifically Facebook – a couple of weeks ago, I’ve now got cause to think it’s rather wonderful. I’ve just won The People’s Friend serial … Continue reading

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