Category Archives: Television

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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‘Pining’ For Some New Technology..!

Today, as it was Mothering Sunday, I drove over to see my mum and take her out to M&S (no expense spared). It’s quite a long drive – an hour and a quarter each way, which is 2.5 hours in … Continue reading

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What I’m Up To…

I’m Watching: There’s not much on the tele’ these days, is there? I know I told you all to watch War & Peace but to be honest, there’s a bit too much ‘War’ in it for me and when that … Continue reading

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Season of X-Factor, ‘Strictly’ And All That…

Now that autumn’s here (it is, honest. There was MIST around here over the weekend! And you know what John Keats said about that), the TV has perked up! Hurrah. We have weaned ourselves off X-Factor this year which has, … Continue reading

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Reality TV As ‘Research’ For Writers

Now I don’t watch much tele’, honestly, but when I indulge, I do like a bit of reality TV (it’s research! And gives you ideas – as I said last year in this post, point 4). So, last Friday night … Continue reading

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