House of Dionysus, Paphos, Cyprus

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I’ve been away on holiday to Cyprus, staying near Paphos, so no blog writing for the past few weeks. The best thing about Cyprus was visiting the mosaics at the House of Dionysus. This is about five minutes from the … Continue reading

A New Quilt and Picture Post of the Medway River

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                    I’ve finished a new baby quilt yesterday. The baby’s name is on the front, but I decided to do further patchwork on the back. This quilt took longer to make … Continue reading

Shakespeare’s Will or Shakespeare’s Legacy?

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So, the challenge from the writing group is to take a quote from one of Shakespeare’s plays and write a short story. I’m in two minds about the title – Shakespeare’s Will or Shakespeare’s Legacy? Comments please. I unlock the … Continue reading

She’s Got a Ticket to Ride

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Lennon sat back on the seat and breathed in deeply. The carrier bag was positioned between his feet. He was facing the direction of travel. He could relax now. He closed his eyes. He heard the guard’s final whistle and … Continue reading

Not sticking to my diet – again!

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So here we are, fast approaching the middle of April in what passes for Spring in the UK. I’ve still not got back into writing and feel heavy after a winter of hospital visiting and travelling to London on South … Continue reading

Stuck in the Slough of Despond – Reasons for not writing

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Ten months ago, in my post, ‘Births, quilting and other reasons for not writing,’ I felt optimistic about returning to writing. Five months ago, I was redrafting ‘The Whirlstone,’ writing the story from the viewpoint of three different characters. Since … Continue reading

Lost and Found – Poetry is What?

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Isn’t it funny, but when you’re trying to empty a house or a flat it’s always the last few things that take the longest to sort out. I was looking for a poem in my last post. It turned up, … Continue reading

The Four Fairies of One Tree Hill

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Firstly, I wish you all a Happy New Year. Since my last post, time has done that peculiar thing where it slows down and speeds up at the same time. My mum has been in hospital in South London since … Continue reading

First Anniversary and Van Gogh’s Ear

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Hey, it’s exactly one year ago today that I published my first blog. My aim was to write a post once a fortnight. This is my 26th post so I almost made it. Today’s post is a poem I wrote … Continue reading

Female Fantasy Fiction Writers

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Writing about Neil Gaiman and Alan Garner in my last post caused me to revisit Anne McCaffrey’s fantasy books. I read most of these in my early twenties, borrowing them from the public library. I would suggest starting with Dragonflight, … Continue reading