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Farewell

Cold Hand Luke has served his purpose. Last Monday, my friend May finally achieved her wish and moved to a better place. Considerate for others to the end, May waited until her older daughter could come home to say goodbye … Continue reading

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Let It Snow – no more!

Now the fun is over and the tough part begins – digging out.  I’m no good at math but if you are then multiply 30 yards long x 12 yards wide by 2ft deep to get an idea of how … Continue reading

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Please Reblog!

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Hi everyone! As an author, I’m constantly trying to increase my reader base. Please do me the favor of being so kind as to spread the word about my new novel. Simply click the…

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Hug

Hug – what an unlovely sounding word for a lovely action. Derived from the Norwegian word ‘hugga’ – which sounds better. Amazing what that second syllable will do! I think a hug is one of the most beautiful gestures we … Continue reading

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Cold Hand Luke

Some years ago as part of a program inaugurated by our local library, I volunteered to read to an elderly lady who was losing her sight.  After some initial reservations due to my English accent, we settled into a comfortable … Continue reading

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Words 2

This is the first of several posts which I plan to write over the next few months on my personal favourite poems and poets and I hope you will join in with your own selections. As writers, I think we can … Continue reading

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Anniversary

“There is always so much talk about the sins of the fathers, but it is the sins of the mothers that are the most difficult to avoid repeating.”says  Melanie Benjamin in Alice I Have Been. (discussed in last week’s blog). It … Continue reading

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