Category Archives: Blog Hops

A Trio of Cubs, A Telephone Box And The Love Of Reading

For bloggers with cameras, photo opportunities turn up in surprising places, with thoughts of friends never far away. On Sunday, I took a bracing walk around the grounds of the majestic country home of Forde Abbey in Dorset.  Dating back … Continue reading

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Love’s Lullaby

This week ends with a poem.  This wasn’t my plan originally, but lovely, talented poet Christy of Poetic Parfait tagged me for the writing challenge, ‘Love Ten Sentences‘ for which I have to write a poem about love within ten … Continue reading

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Walls, True Confessions and Last of the B/W Challenge

The first house I lived in had a beautiful, brick wall running along one side of the back garden, and I have wanted a garden wall of my own ever since. The story of Peter Rabbit’s narrow escape from Mr … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Love: Day 4 Black And White Photo Challenge

This Sunday in the UK, families everywhere will be honouring Mum on what we call Mothering Sunday.  When I lived in America, I lost track of when this special day occurred, since Mother’s Day, as it is called there, is … Continue reading

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Ancient Mariner: Day 3 Black And White Photo Challenge

On the Bristol Channel in Somerset, England, lies the small harbour town of Watchet.  Not only does it boast a beautiful view of the Channel as you walk around the harbor (and a wonderful little fish & chip shop), it … Continue reading

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Secrets At Sea: Day 2 Black And White Photo Challenge

Next week, Hubby and I will celebrate our 9th wedding anniversary.  Bitterly cold on our wedding day, we didn’t mind because one week later, we climbed onboard the cruise ship Arcadia, and with full steam ahead,  sailed out of Barbados … Continue reading

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Flight Of The Tiger Moth: Black And White, Secrets And Flash Fiction

Meanwhile, back at the Summerhouse… Yesterday, my plan was to kick-start day one of the Black & White 5 day Photo Challenge for which I was tagged by Lilka  at BBlessed! and then by Jude at Travel Worlds. It’s a … Continue reading

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An Early Spring Blog Hop

Spring is a little slower to arrive than this time last year, but that is no bad thing for all those creatures who need a while longer to hibernate. Here, in Somerset, daffodils have already appeared and what a joy … Continue reading

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Memoir Excerpt: 777 Writing Challenge

Way back in November, dear friend Sarah of Sarah Potter Writes tagged me for the 777 Challenge.  Thanks so much Sarah, and for your patience!  Sarah writes speculative fiction, sci-fi & fantasy and is also a wonderful Haiku & tanka … Continue reading

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My Workspace Blog Hop: Secrets Of The Summerhouse Revealed

Well, I’m no celebrity, but I’m out of the Jungle and have returned, in one piece (I think), to my Summerhouse.  At last I can begin to catch up on all those long-overdue blog posts! Many moons ago, lovely and … Continue reading

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