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Isn’t life funny!

  In my last blog I shared the three poems I’d written for my recent Open University assignment. What I didn’t mention was that I wasn’t very happy with the mark I received! The course book and Cd’s tell you that you must write a poem then keep on coming back to it and changing […]

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Conspiracy of silence!

  The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. Edmund Burke For the past few months I’ve been going through a situation in which I’ve had to make the sentiments of this picture my daily mantra. Without going into the details, I have been in a situation […]

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Should I give up now!

As anyone who  is following my blog knows, I’m doing a creative writing module with the Open University. For my second assignment I had to write a short story of no more than 2,200 words. For better or worse, here it is!   Return to Russell Square Rain was falling heavily as he approached the […]

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some people who touch your life briefly...

It’s a beautiful day…

It’s a well-known fact that January can be a bit of a depressing month for some people. After all the excitement of the run up to Christmas, the parties, spending time with friends and family, going back to your normal routine can seem like quite a come down. The weather doesn’t help. The cold, damp […]

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And Breathe!

2013 has been a funny old year and not just for me. There have been highs and lows, good times and not so good times, times of laughter and times for tears. Babies have been born, a friend got married and friends have passed away. The circle of life all in one year. By Christmas […]

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When I get old

Be eccentric now! (no.21)

Earlier this year I wrote an outraged response to an article in the Reader’s Digest on the sorts of activities we should be doing as we get older. Reading this article I discovered that the activities that I currently engage in makes me fall into the 20-30 year old age group. At the same time […]

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car wars

Car wars! A ‘polite notice’.

Have you ever been in a situation where you’ve ended up taking on someone else’s pet hate or obsession? I’ve recently discovered that I have! We live in what should be a quiet road. The road itself is a dead-end leading to a local church and an old Manor house and farm. Our house is […]

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don't be afraid to fail

Pushing your boundaries.

‘To have an extra-ordinary life you have to push yourself out of your comfort zone. Only ever regret what you wish you had done, but didn’t.‘ unknown.   This was posted on my Open University Creative Writing Facebook group by one of my fellow students. It had a profound effect on me as this is […]

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Don’t you think you’ve had enough now?

Sometimes it can be hard to say, let alone write, what you really feel. Especially in a situation where you have lost someone close. Imagine then how it must feel when you have to make a decision that brings about that loss. In 1990, my husband and I had to make the hardest decision of […]

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If it’s Monday, it must be wash day!

While my washing machine was doing my washing and the dishwasher was cleaning my dishes, I was quite happily checking my emails and facebook. I was reflecting on how great it was that we have these technologies that make our lives a lot easier. I can still remember the Monday wash days of my childhood, when […]

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