Category: Chat

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Dahlias, cakes and stars…

Have repotted some Dahlia bulbs…they were basking outside in sunshine some minutes ago but it’s got cloudy. Need to bring them in tonight. Planted some Sweet Pea seeds too, found them in a leftover...

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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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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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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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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day Sweeties! If you’re a singleton hope you bought yourself some flowers…or at least a yummy big bar of chocolate. And if you’re in a special relationship hope your beloved has made...

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New Covers

Very grateful to Accent Press for coming up with lovely new covers for my ebooks…they also provided the fab promotional banner. My dear pal and hugely talented writer, Philip Casey, has come up with...

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Elsewhere

Photographs can feel like time capsules. You open an album and there you are on a beach in your late teens staring besottedly at the camera. I own such a photograph. The reason why...

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Telly Tales

Recent tv programmes I’ve really enjoyed include ‘The Great British Bake-Off’ and ‘Man Made Home’ with Kevin McCloud (loved his boyish zeal for scrap metal etc…great ‘sustainability’ info). Very glad that dear Nigel Slater...

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Swanky Cappuccinos

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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Website, cake and countryside

Haven’t posted a new blog for a while because of various website technical thingys. This led to many a phone conversation along the lines of “You want me to press what? Yes I think...