Grace Wynne-Jones Blog

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Big Fan of Libraries and Alan Bennett

Borrowed Alan Bennett’s most recent book from the library…a treat as quite a fan of his. Love the varied tone and honesty of his diaries. Relish his appreciation of simple pleasures, such as ‘blackberrying’,...

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Perky Pig and Cute Teddy

A friend took this picture of some toys for me…cute teddy and a perky pig! It was taken in a local and very comfy bar…had a lovely cappuccino by a cosy fire! Have yourselves...

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Posh Coffee

I love having a cappuccino in a swanky hotel while sitting on a fabulous sofa. It is a small luxury and, though I have quite a number of middle-aged hippy tendencies, the palpable sense...

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River Kisses

It wasn’t some sort of Irish crocodile…the small creature I saw in a stream. It was a newt, my mother informed me. And that flamboyant bird that scooted at Formula One speed along the...

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Characters

‘When I first met Ava Lavelle I didn’t like her. I thought she was a bossy, highly opinionated woman in her seventies and that her awfulness would be entertaining….she was, after all, a fictional...

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A Marvellous Menagerie and a Darling Goat

My childhood home, a rambling rectory, not only housed my family but a marvellous menagerie of creatures. Among our more exotic pets were a pair of chameleons and some tree frogs. The chameleons darted...

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Podcast and Sweet Peas

Hi Folks, The weather is a bit warmer here today, though still rather chilly and prone to occasional hailstones. Currently wearing three charity shop bought sweaters. I have bought less clothes in charity shops...

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Twittering and ‘The Truth Club’

I was twittering a bit today on Twitter. I retweeted some things I thought were interesting and also did a couple of tweets about my novel ‘The Truth Club’ as part of my ‘social...

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New Year

Love and light Sweeties and Happy New Year! Here is a quote I was reminded of today when doing a bit of Internet surfing: “Your task is not to seek for love, but merely...

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Painting and Secrets

Hi Folks, Painted this wee picture quite a while ago (only part of the painting is shown here…I must find out a bit more about jpeg ‘uploads’). I was in a room with a...

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Podcast and Tomatoes

It has been quite a while since I’ve written a blog and I have yet to buy a new digital camera. Did find one quite a while ago in a charity shop only it...

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Sitting and Stillness

I wrote an Amazon review quite a while ago and chanced upon it recently. The review is about a book called ‘Teach Us To Sit Still: A Sceptic’s Search For Health and Healing’. It...

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Painting and drawing and doodles

I love painting and drawing and would like to make more time for it. I am very much an amateur at it but that’s fine! Sometimes it’s nice to approach something with a sense...

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Howdy

Lovely sunny weather here recently….my wee patio garden looks quite lush and perky. Sat out re-reading ‘Paradise News’ by David Lodge for a while yesterday. Highly recommend that book, funny, humane and intimate. Put...

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Podcasts

If you are in the mood for being read to you might like to click on this podcast link. Podcast Jho Harris of podcasts.ie kindly interviewed me some years ago and also asked me...

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Have Yourselves A Merry Little Christmas

I drew this wee drawing in cartoon drawing evening classes last year and coloured it in, somewhat quickly, the other day. Love drawing, though I’m clearly no expert at it! ‘Let yourselves be silently...