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Alan Sugar, move over!

Would you Adam and Eve it? I only went and had another Letter of the Week in the TV Times again. Been trying for ages without success, set myself an intention and achieved two within the first few months of … Continue reading

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Not a bad start to a new year, if I do say so myself

Happy new year! You what! She’s got a nerve. Doesn’t show her face round here for months, no sight or sound of her at Christmas, then turns up to wish us all the best. Bleedin’ liberty! Guilty as charged, m’lord. But, … Continue reading

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Handmade and Proud!

I’ve been absent from this blog for quite a while, and my other writing has diminished to the point that it’s now almost non-existent. I had another letter published in the TV Times recently, but my short story, flash fiction … Continue reading

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Joanne Cope

I realise I’ve been AWOL for weeks (for which I apologise to my regular readers), but my time hasn’t been idly spent. As well as a few creative projects, I submitted several more letters to magazines and short stories to … Continue reading

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Trove Café & Bakery

Last week, hubby and I visited an organic café in Levenshulme, a vibrant and multicultural area of Manchester that appears to be undergoing a period of much-needed regeneration from its impoverished roots. Trove is an intimate space with a minimalist, … Continue reading

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Existential angst and the problem with freedom

As a fan of Woody Allen, his writing and his humour, I know exactly where he’s coming from when he relates many of his characters’ inner struggles to existential angst. Why are we here and what is our purpose? Could … Continue reading

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I’m in the TV Times again …

The title says it all — yet another of my letters published in the new edition of the TV Times. Unfortunately, on this occasion my submission was shortened and reworded, which I found a little dispiriting, especially because I don’t … Continue reading

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The Brave and the Bold

Today is the centenary of the first day of the Battle of the Somme, and one of the ways it was marked was by actors donning the uniform of a WWI soldier and standing, ghostlike,  in train stations and public … Continue reading

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A Lovely Surprise!

I miss Sex And The City. This unsolicited thought surprised me one day last week as I went about my daily routine. I realised its absence had left a void in my life that has yet to be filled. I … Continue reading

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Walking Back to Happiness

Those of you who return regularly to read my blog — and bless you for that — must, by now, be thinking that I’ve: Been abducted by aliens and as a result of the mandatory memory wipe have no idea … Continue reading

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