Category Archives: Television

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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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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‘My Funny Old Week’

I sometimes buy Woman’s Weekly magazine (because I don’t have enough to read, oh no) and they have a nice little feature in every issue, ‘My Funny Old Week’, in which a celebrity (this week it’s Chris Tarrant) tells the … Continue reading

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Hurrah – it’s over!

We’ve made it to the other side and I for one am very grateful to be hanging up my Christmas pudding earrings for another year. I could quite happily go into a convent (where they don’t speak, or pray too … Continue reading

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What We Can Learn From ‘Car Share’

One of my favourite TV programmes last year was the Bafta-award winning Peter Kay series, Car Share. Only 6 episodes but each one a gem and if you didn’t see it, the premise is pretty simple: 2 supermarket colleagues (driver … Continue reading

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Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction – ‘First Chapter Writing Competition’

Whoops, where’s the time gone? Easter has passed in a blur of chocolate and as I write, there are small signs of spring out there (washing on the line and some weedy streaks of what might actually be sunshine). Here’s … Continue reading

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Feeling All ‘At Sea’…

Typically, just as I had a clear week ahead of me – no meetings, appointments or trips out – and planned to do a serious amount of writing (I had in mind a new story or article every day, to … Continue reading

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