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When Does Your Muse Grab You?

Now, I wake up a dawn.  I no longer need one alarm... let alone three.  Watching the sun come up each morning is my inspiration. Each dawn is different and triggers new vibes for me to pour into my writing for that day.

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The Two Minute Grab Zone​

I was reading Lorenzo Carcaterra's Sleepers and I couldn't put it down, taking it into the Indian Ocean and reading it floating on my back, standing up and sitting in the warm, briny sea, until I finished it.  More recently, Adam Kay's This is Going to Hurt - The Diaries of a Junior Doctor, had the same effect, only I read most of it on a sun lounger.

Leave Your Brittle Ego At Home

Comedy writers have the most fragile egos.   Mindy Kaling At various stages of our lives, our egos take a bashing but now, in the Autumn of my years, I care less about what other people think.  And yes, this cavalier thought process even applies to my writing, except... when it comes to what the people... Continue Reading →

Life, from a Different Perspective

12 days, three different parts of the UK and I absorbed the sensory delights of all three.  

Baby Boomer with Poles in Potato Field

Just a crazy old Baby Boomer with a cute dog, carrying a couple of poles

My Gap 12-Day Adventure

Glasgow for a few days, before moving on to the Lake District for a week, then on to Harrogate, the place of Betty’s Tea Rooms and my birth.

COUNTDOWN TO KESWICK – A Stroll around Queen’s Valley

There is something very calming about water and there is a unique stillness in Queen's Valley.

COUNTDOWN TO KESWICK

My own Hiker's Guide to the Lake District, features short, flat walks and frequent sightings of quaint, pretty little pubs dotted along the path.

Remarkable Women: Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou was such an inspiration in so many ways. She stirred many hearts, including mine.

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