Category Archives: The People’s Friend

Wine Required!

I was up early this morning, despite being really tired because I can’t sleep when it’s so light! Is it just me? I know I shouldn’t be moaning (it’s SUMMER!) but even with the blinds down, the sun sneaks through … Continue reading

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First Post of 2017

So, here we are in 2017. Happy New Year to you all! I realised that my last post was a bit miserable when someone called me ‘Scrooge’ in a text, so this is going to be more upbeat, I promise! … Continue reading

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Writing Retreat Up For Grabs!

Lovely Author Jojo Moyes, who I wrote about here last year is offering her cottage in Suffolk for a week to a writer to “kick-start or even finish” their work. This is the post she’s put on Facebook: Are you … Continue reading

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The People’s Friend Workshop in Bristol – 7th Sept 2016

I was going to start this post by saying ‘Sorry I’ve been away for longer than normal but I’ve been busy…’ but I listened to an interesting piece on Radio 4 today about how ‘being busy’ has become a badge … Continue reading

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Living The Dream?

What shall I write about? I pondered this morning and then – hey presto! – the postman arrived, with the latest issue of Writing magazine, in which I have an article (page 68). So, I shall write about that. My … Continue reading

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Do Your Characters Need A Sex Change?

On Friday night I went to see Cymbeline at the RSC in Stratford. It’s not one of Shakespeare’s best-known plays and it was, at times, rather surreal (and long!) but one of the most interesting things for me about the … Continue reading

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Putting On The Ritz!

We were in London last weekend for birthday celebrations! (his). We had dinner at The Ritz and afternoon tea at The Dukes Hotel in Mayfair. Get me! Yes, we were living the high life (although we did balance it out … Continue reading

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