Category Archives: Thoughts

Dear Friends

It is over four months since I last wrote to you, and six weeks since I returned from my visit to family in Australia. Such a rich, special time; experiencing the highs and lows of ordinary family life and often … Continue reading

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… the film Albatross – elegy to beauty & grief for love lost …

Originally posted on Course of Mirrors:
Truly witnessing the tragedies on our planet is not the same as passive looking,  witnessing expands and transforms consciousness. As an individual I feel helpless, unable to solve the overwhelming problems, but by witnessing…

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Celebrations

It was wonderful having my family with me for three whole weeks while we celebrated Roy’s life. And it is impossible not to smile and laugh when the young are around. I’m getting used to being on my own, and have … Continue reading

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Celebrating Roy’s Life

Roy is now at peace. He was ready to go, he told me, at 1.30 am on the day of our Golden Wedding Anniversary, 1st July, 2017. He’d made it! Much loved father and grandfather; friend of many. To read … Continue reading

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Sitting Pretty

It may seem so to some people. Here I am on my swivel computer chair in my bedroom/office, (I use a cushion, which saves my ailing back a little) while hubby reclines on his NHS riser/recliner chair in the sitting room. … Continue reading

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Time to Re-start

Today is my birthday, and tomorrow is the book-signing of my third novel. Fifteen years ago the thought of becoming a fully-fledged author was an impossible dream, which I was encouraged to commit to paper. I was over sixty, for … Continue reading

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Our Good Ole NHS

There’ve been times, recently, when I have been tempted to write to the local press, denouncing all the frightening adverse publicity about our NHS. They have been absolutely wonderful to my husband. Nothing has been too much trouble. And I … Continue reading

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Three Things I’ll Give You…

Two, you’ll have to earn – I have some exciting news. My new book is coming out next year. There’s still a long way to go. Things like the allocation of an editor, agreeing the cover, and settling the launch … Continue reading

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What’s a Webinar?

Let’s face it, we writers want nothing more than to huddle down in our lonely corners and be creative. However, a supportive publisher can make such a difference to our lives. We know we have to move out of our comfort zone and shout amongst … Continue reading

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They’ve Tied Themselves Up In Knots.

Deja Vu? Here’s an article I wrote for Kenya’s Karengata Chronicle on June 9th, 1984. Thought it might make you chuckle… If I were a Martian, up in my satellite monitoring the people and events on earth – earth, that little pinprick of a … Continue reading

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