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Lets focus on the day job….On life coaching, creativity & the local economy

There are very few writers, even those with published work on the shelf, who can say that they earn a living wage solely from that writing. A few articles, the novel-in-progress or in my case the fund-raising anthology don’t pay the mortgage. … Continue reading

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Learning to love the rain again – Nettie’s story

Editor’s note: After a short break, we start the second year of monthly mental health guest posts.  For November I have secured a moving description of living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder by Nettie Edwards, a hugely talented digital artist … Continue reading

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Keats at Guys Hospital Pt 1 – Life in a ‘jumbled heap’ of ‘murky buildings’

Whilst researching for a longer post about John Keats and his medical studies, I had the opportunity to read some accounts of the student accommodation he shared during the time he spent at Guy’s Hospital, in London.  They are fascinating, … Continue reading

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On the occasion of my 100th blog post – I give you a time machine…

I am a centenarian! I cannot believe that this is the 100th time I have posted on no more wriggling out of writing. It was in July 2010 that the first tentative jottings went out into the blogosphere and at … Continue reading

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Castle Drogo – a 20th Century granite masterpiece. Shame about the visitor centre….

On Sunday I went to Castle Drogo, which is just a few miles further on from Exeter in the SW of England.  Having joined the National Trust a month ago during my visit to the Lake District the first really … Continue reading

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Gallery 38 – White: Its been a bad year for our noses….

……but a great year for making snowy photographic memories. This is a post for week 38 of The Gallery at Sticky Fingers. The theme is ‘white’ in honour, or otherwise, of the snow and ice most have us have experienced … Continue reading

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The Gallery 32 – Life through red tinted lenses…

The prompt for week 32 of The Gallery over at Sticky Fingers in The Colour Red in homage to Halloween and all things gory and gruesome. I love ghosts and the gothic at any time of year but it is … Continue reading

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The Gallery 31 – Does she know it’s Christmas?

My mum is not a ‘silver surfer’ thank goodness, or I have little doubt she would be very cross with me for posting this photo for The Gallery at Stickyfingers this week. She is a highly intelligent ‘with it’ woman … Continue reading

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On becoming an old fossil – loving (and living in?) the past..

On Sunday afternoon, after a lazy start to the day and breakfast at noon, we left our daughter watching repeats of the Commonwealth Games (a little like watching an old Midsomer Murders in my view – cosy but ultimately lacking … Continue reading

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Making up is getting harder to do…

I have just been checking through my photographic record of our already well-documented two week break in Suffolk, and apart from the fact that I want to go back and take some decent pictures instead of the rather random ones … Continue reading

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