Category Archives: Blogging

And So To Bed…

To anyone who spends time here, I’ve decided that this August my daily blogging will become spasmodic. A change is as good as a rest they say. I’ll still do the odd prompt, I’m sure, and maybe the occasional review … Continue reading

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First Post #myfirstpostrevisited

I don’t know how long Sarah Brentyn has been writing compelling short fiction but ever since I started blogging and found flash fiction prompts I have been aware of her skills at short fiction.  She likes to dig deep, find … Continue reading

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Philosophically thinking #learnedfrommovies #THHGTTG

This post, from Sarah Brentyn, loped into my inbox today, a little bedraggled because my inbox was flooded and rather unannounced in truth. It is part of a blogathon, here offering a ‘things I learned from the movies’ meme and a … Continue reading

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H is for Hawksmoor and his boss; a homage to the builders of London’s churches #atozchallenge

Oranges and lemons, Say the bells of St. Clement’s. You owe me five farthings, Say the bells of St. Martin’s. When will you pay me? Say the bells of Old Bailey. When I grow rich, Say the bells of Shoreditch. When … Continue reading

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F is for the French and the Foreign #atozchallenge

The English are a mongrel race; given London is not, by some distance, situated in the cradle of humanity in Africa and we British are still 2% neanderthal (and I can think of a few who top that percentage by … Continue reading

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Heard the one about…?

There’s a thing going around. Not one of those snot-dribbly chest-like-an-out-of-date-yoghurt-carton thingummies but a fad. Or maybe a fab. I’m feeling emotionally dyslexic today – or toady. Yes that’s it I’m feeling toady. Anyhoos Judy Martin started it here with … Continue reading

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Honesty is the best policy?

I went to see ‘An Evening with David Sedaris’ on Sunday. For those who don’t know him, he’s an American, gay, Anglophile, litter hating, observational anecdotist cum raconteur. He’s also very funny. As I absorbed his thoughtful humour and sharp … Continue reading

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Hypocrisy in a nutshell

Yesterday I posted about awards and in it I decried the statistics WordPress spews forth. But there is one statistic that stood out for me. My most popular post by views. It was my anniversary post, one year after I … Continue reading

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Fidgeting with my widgets

All the opinions in this post are mine and mine alone. They reflect my prejudices and personal tastes. You may do things very differently and this should be in no way seen as any kind of comment on or criticism … Continue reading

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How walking helps my writing and my main character’s fear of cows: a guest post by Anne Goodwin #sugarandsnails

I met Anne Goodwin on 7th September 2009 at Ted Hughes former home. We were participating in an Arvon course. It was an excellent five days and, beyond the learning and time to write, the joy was in mingling with … Continue reading

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