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Hook-a-duck

Just over a week ago — Good Friday, to be exact — we visited another National Trust site, accompanied by our grandson, Ben. Amongst the attractions was a makeshift fair, one stall of which was the hook-a-duck. Ben, being seven, … Continue reading

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Spring is in the building!

Sunday was, officially, the first day of spring, and what a lovely way to start the season. The sun had decided to put in an appearance for a change, instead of shirking off and  cowering behind a bland and depressing … Continue reading

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Love doesn’t have to be soft and fluffy

Valentine’s Day is almost upon us again, as is evident by a sea of red in the shops: red hearts, red flowers, red balloons; it’s like an explosion in a blood bank. We’ve decided not to bother sending cards to … Continue reading

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No diversions, please!

For the past few weeks I’ve been concentrating my efforts on writing flash fiction and short stories, in preparation for submission to several competitions that are coming up. However, because I’ve been absorbed in this exercise, as well as at … Continue reading

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Alan Rickman

This morning I woke with a post fully formed in my mind, intending to publish it later today. This all changed, when I heard the devastating news that Alan Rickman had died. Numerous tributes have already been paid to this … Continue reading

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A Time for Reflection

It’s that time of year again when, if you’re a tad masochistic like myself, you choose to reflect upon the achievements — or lack thereof — that you’ve made over the past twelve months. (Give me a minute, I’m just … Continue reading

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And, on a positive note …

I’ve gone to ground on the writing front lately due, in part, to another pesky bout of ill health; I seem to have been smitten with a plague, this year. However, I do have some good news to report. My … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo is now a week in and although I’ve earned a badge for writing 5,000 words, if I continue at my current rate, it will take me until January 3, 2016 to complete 50,000. The reason for this is that … Continue reading

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A Trifling Success

Any writing achievements have been thin on the ground for me this year, so I was pleased to see my letter commending River, the new BBC crime drama, published in next week’s edition of the TV Times. This is about the … Continue reading

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Tilly — Our Temperamental Cat

To say that our remaining cat, Tilly, has come in to her own since the loss of our other cat in the summer would be an understatement, to say the least. After years of finding herself the underdog — pardon … Continue reading

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