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Joy today? Joy tomorrow?

New Year. New Resolutions? I don’t do those nowadays, no point I don’t stick to them, so I’m not playing. I do have a resolution however and it’s nothing to do with New Year. I’m hoping, aiming, and wanting to keep the gift of a healthy body because I know […]

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Not writing today! No guilt!

Not writing today! No guilt! There’s no right or wrong in life For a long time I’ve been following the conventional wisdom that a writer must write everyday, but should we? Is it really necessary? Perhaps our creative ‘genius’ would be far more inspirational if we forced ourselves to take time […]

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Join me at Wells Library

  AUTHOR IN TOWN, that’s me in case you wonder ….. If you’re in Wells town, Somerset, UK, tonight (Thursday, 13th October) 5 o’clock do come to Wells library for a nice sit down and an hour of fun. I’m planning to tell you about living life between Spain and Somerset, and […]

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Macabre Cool Chicks

I took a short break from my home on the Costa Blanca, Spain, to spend three days in the Rioja region of northern Spain and happened across the strangest cathedral — one inside which a hen and a rooster are housed in a gothic 15th century henhouse. Not only that, there is […]

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Fame comes to my Spanish Street

Worldwide fame is on its way to the bottom of my street in Moraira! Yes my street! One hundred and forty countries are set to tune in on their TV’s/computers, not to see my street I must add, but to see the Vuelta a España gear up for the last-but-two […]

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You were born a little early …..

  A poem from the heart for my new grandson. Born at 24 weeks, weighing 670 grams (one & half pounds)     You were born a little early … Your birth was unexpected and as you lay in your glass womb, The world moved on unaffected by your premature […]

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We had such a lot of fun!

I flew back to the UK primarily to see my lovely family but whilst there took the opportunity to cause a bit of fun at Downend Library, near Bristol (the city where the HEN PARTY starts). It was more like a party than a book evening … I organised tapas and sangria […]

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Our very special 680 gram grandson!

I have three very precious grandchildren and I want to share with you our celebration because the youngest one has just reached the grand age of one! He was in a big hurry to enter our wonderful world and last July weighing only one and half pounds (680 grams) he […]

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Of Mice and Men …and sinks (+ a giggle along the way!)

    Why did we bother to carry our sink! Look at all the nice shiny Spanish sinks for sale! We carried this bloomin’ kitchen sink from England to Spain, and that was some adventure as some of you might remember I said it was doomed from the outset and […]

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Three ferries and a black cloud

IT WAS DOOMED FROM THE OUTSET  …what was doomed I can hear you ask? [I can laugh about it now, so why not join me in the laughter] I’ve just had one of those journeys — the sort that makes you wish that you’d stayed in bed. We’ve just driven over a thousand […]

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