Author: Grace

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WHAT A SHAWL TAUGHT ME

The shawl is cerise and gold and festooned with flowers. Some say it looks Persian, it certainly looks exotic. A flamboyant fabric garden of petals, leaves and branches. Looking at it now I am...

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THE POPCORN LADY ON THE BUS

I once sat beside a very smartly-dressed middle-aged woman on a crowded bus. She was eating a big bag of popcorn, devouring it actually, she was shoving her hand right into the bottom of...

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Hardware and Frogs

At various times in my life I have been a full-time freelance journalist. The assignments for national newspapers have been many and varied and I have met many fascinating, and some famous, people. I...

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How To Get A Winter Glow

During dark and cold winter evenings thoughts of evening hibernation in front of the telly gorging on large wedges of chocolate cake become increasingly tempting. Even the most fashionable types can find themselves lusting...

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Some Helpful Words About Christmas

Elizabeth Lesser is co-founder of the Omega Institute and the author of a number of books, including ‘Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow’ and ‘The Seeker’s Guide’. She’s been interviewed on...

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NEW COVERS!

Only saw these new covers today when I checked my emails, what a FAB surprise! Hadn’t even known they were in the offing. Thank you Accent Press! They were particularly welcome this morning because...

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Morning Room Memories

Back in the sixties and in the depths of County Limerick we just had one TV Channel – and boy was it exciting! The Virginian galloped towards our sofa and on The Late Late...

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Technical bafflement and a Podcast

So very grateful to the kind reviewers of my books, thank you! There is sometimes a bit of a nip in the air these days, but it is sunny out at the moment. Have...

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Bats, Boomerangs, and Badedas

At one point during my childhood my father wanted to popularize the boomerang. We were living in a rectory in the depths of rural Ireland, so I was somewhat surprised at this new project. He...

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Summer bees and lemon cake

How I love the hum of bumble bees in my wee garden, a glorious sound evoking summers past. I have a large honeysuckle bush which is currently festooned with flowers, and is providing an...

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A Rectory Menagerie

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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The Writing Process…some tips

Here is a bit of light reading about writing. The ‘tips’ could be longer and there could be more of them…but it isn’t that kind of blog. The tips are more like little nudges;...

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With Love and Light

‘Have yourselves a merry little Christmas’! With sparkles and warm wishes, Grace x