Tag Archives: writing

Spring Forward

Hello again dear friends!  Cobwebs linger in the corners of the Summerhouse, my short, more frequent posts haven’t materialised – yet – but spring has sprung, I am writing and my daffodils are blooming ~ A getaway to the countryside … Continue reading

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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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An Italian Journey: Writing And Healing

September arrived and with it, any thoughts of writing vanished.   My birthday; a long-awaited holiday.  Both beckoned.   But somewhere in the space between early spring and autumn’s first flush, everything blurred into one big smudge of I can’t face it. We … 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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Memoir Loneliness And Tony Soprano

Sitting with my mother in the hospital a few weeks ago, an elderly man shuffled into the small waiting room, flopped down into a chair, sighed and said, ‘Three children, eight grandchildren and I never see them…’ A nurse fast … 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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Good Tools Clueless Werewolf

A bad workman blames his tools, so they say.  But then again, if you haven’t got the right tool for the job… When I moved back to England twelve years ago, my remaining worldly possessions crammed into an international shipping … Continue reading

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Guest Post by Author Geoff Le Pard

Today I’m delighed to welcome to the Summerhouse the indomnitable Geoff Le Pard ~ I had the pleasure of meeting Geoff at the Blogger’s Bash in June and he is as warm, friendly and genuine – and yes, funny – … Continue reading

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Serendipity And The Bunny That Nobody Wanted

Most of you, I’m sure, have heard the joke about the horse walking into a bar and the bar tender asks: “So why the long face?” But I bet you haven’t heard this one: Three people walk into a store … Continue reading

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