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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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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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Hopes in Bloom

Like many writers, I battle constantly with crippling self-doubt and often wonder whether I should give up this writing lark and save myself the angst of worrying if I’ll ever be good enough to produce anything worthy of publication. This … Continue reading

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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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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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Papering Over the Cracks

We’ve been doing a lot of decorating lately in our house, over recent months, and have now volunteered our services to my mum to redecorate her lounge. What I’ve taken from this extended period of physical labour is that doing … 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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Vive la révolution!

My writing has ‘gone for a Burton’ this past week due to the ongoing saga of home improvements. I have written very little and feel disappointed that I have allowed external forces to interfere with my work. Last week, despite … Continue reading

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Finding the write words…

For the past week or so, I have been busy working on my novel. Not the one I mentioned in an earlier blog post. That one has been shelved, temporarily. This new one had already been researched and plotted out … Continue reading

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Laying the Foundations

Last week we had new windows fitted after enduring almost a decade and a half of huge frames with tiny apertures that had been installed before I moved in, and that allowed very little air to circulate around our home. … Continue reading

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