Category Archives: Moans & Groans

What makes us mad… well me, anyway

Start As You Mean To Go On

Remember me telling you about the competition in which I was recently shortlisted? The results were announced this week, and guess what? I didn’t win. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t disappointed, but I’m also gratified to have … Continue reading

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Jack of All Trades

My husband had two interviews for Project Manager jobs this week and although this is a complex and responsible area of work, it made me realise how many women are born to fit this role, because they live the life … Continue reading

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Manchester Christmas Markets

The Christmas Markets came back to Manchester just over a week ago for their 16th year, and it has become our tradition to pay them a visit — we even walked around them on our wedding day, last year. We’ve … Continue reading

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Living the Dream

The problem with writing is that until actual money exchanges hands for a piece of work, we’re forever left in doubt as to whether we’re good enough to class ourselves a writer. Anyone can call themselves a writer! They don’t … Continue reading

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Free-forming!

Helen Yendall has made a couple of references recently to ‘Morning Pages’ on her Blog About Writing. (Helen’s doing well as I noticed her blog also had a mention on Charlie Britten’s Write On last week; this time talking about … Continue reading

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Jolly Holiday

On Tuesday of this week, I was treated to a day out by my very good friend, Anne, as a reward for helping her daughter in the run up to her GSCE exams. We decided on a small village called … Continue reading

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Enjoy Yourself (It’s Later Than You Think)

Earlier this week, the sad news of Rik Mayall’s death was announced resurging a fixation with my own eventual demise. After all, he was only fifty-six – I’m not much younger – and he appears to have got up that … Continue reading

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Back to School

Anyone who visits this blog regularly will know the inordinate amount of home improvements we’ve undertaken, all at a substantial cost to our limited budget. This work is ongoing and the house appears to have become somewhat of a money … Continue reading

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Can’t see for looking…

I missed my slot to blog last week; time just ran away with me. Each weekend (either side of the week) was taken up with a concert – Yes and Barry Manilow  (talk about opposite ends of the spectrum) – … Continue reading

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Maturing like fine wine…

Despite posting about proofreading errors in the not too distant past, I seem not to have heeded my own advice. A few days ago, I presented a characterisation in a paragraph, as necessitated by the creative writing course I’m undertaking, only … Continue reading

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