Category Archives: Blogging

Of Blogging Blues And Otters

Today, the view from the Summerhouse is grey and wet.   Yet I am heartened at signs of spring bulbs rising from winter’s slumber with fresh, green shoots.  Soon, the view will be awash with colour. As I work on the … Continue reading

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In The Raw

As the sun slowly set on 2016, I watched from a beach on the Dorset coastline, and I thought of my dad. Today, writing my first post of a new year, I think of all that’s happened since I wrote … Continue reading

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London Calling

What is it with London this year? It beckons for several reasons, a memoir workshop being one. I promised an update on the course, but first I would like to thank so much those who have continued to ‘stick’ with … Continue reading

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Missing Blogging

Dear friends, Eight days ago, my dear Mum suffered a stroke, an awful shock.  My boys (and Eldest Son’s Lovely Girlfriend) were home with us for the weekend to celebrate a belated Mother’s Day, hubby’s birthday and our tenth wedding … Continue reading

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Blogging And The Three Year Rule

Dear Blogger, How are you?  It’s been a while since you and I had a proper talk, and this seems like the perfect time. I saw you walk around the park a few times last week; that’s good news,  you … Continue reading

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First Draft Fever: Of Memoir And A Supermoon

Two of my favourite songs growing up were ‘Jackson‘ and ‘These Boots Are Made For Walkin’ ‘.   As a child, I didn’t understand why anyone would want to get married in a fever (why would you want to get married … Continue reading

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Chasing The Finish Line

Those of you who read my blog regularly know that my laptop – sent off for repair – ended up missing somewhere in the Czech Republic.   Well, I never did get it back.  I eventually heard from the computer shop … Continue reading

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Bring It On! The Annual Bloggers Bash 2015

Well, I did it!  I made the Annual Bloggers Bash 2015 in London by the skin of my teeth. Hubby and I caught the train to Waterloo Station on Saturday morning, then the Underground to Euston Station; a short walk … Continue reading

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VOTING NOW OPEN – Annual Bloggers Bash Awards

Originally posted on Sacha Black:
You nominated in your hundreds – literally! I had to enlist a committee of fabulous bloggers (Ali, Geoff and Hugh) to help organise all the nominations and sort them into this, the official voting post. To…

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The Mystery Of The Missing Laptop And Other Tales From The Summerhouse

Hello dear friends! Thank you so much for your lovely, warm welcome back. It’s great to be blogging again, although I still don’t have my shiny and new, bright and breezy, newly repaired laptop.  Shall I tell you why?  Because … Continue reading

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