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Charles’s Birthday

Last Sunday, my friend Charles Brooking, founder of the Brooking Collection, held an elegant and select birthday bash blessed by uninterrupted sunshine.  I mention this simply because Charles founded the Brooking Collection of architectural details, that amazing and comprehensive collection … Continue reading

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Back online

October 2013 update:  Thank you, Falmouth. I have my MA degree, having attended the awards ceremony in Falmouth in September. In the delightful Princess Pavilion overlooking Falmouth Bay, what could be nicer setting for a reunion with fellow MAs and … Continue reading

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Pink beats the blues

Me oh my, but I find myself the proud owner of a new handbag ‘earned’ by writing a caption.  This elegant pink bag by designer Shona Easton (www.shonaeaston.com) is part of her new range for Spring 2012.  All Shona’s bags … Continue reading

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ProfWriting

Haven’t I promised a write-up about the wonderful University College Falmouth post-graduate MA course?  In case your curiosity is overwhelming, here is the low-down. It is:   Brilliant.  Fantastic.  Inspiring.  Exciting.  Practical.  Challenging.  Life-changing. I’m writing from the perspective of … Continue reading

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Charles Dickens: Happy Birthday

I can’t let this day pass without saying something about Charles Dickens – surely as much a part of our national heritage as Shakespeare, and very likely accessible to more people. Today – 7th February 2012 –  is the bicentenary … Continue reading

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Feeding the map addiction

A Family History Fair seemed a good way to spend a grey Sunday afternoon yesterday, as  I needed some material for a study I’m making of opportunities for writers and editors in family history.  This turned out to be a … Continue reading

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Someone wrote Shakespeare…

The question is, who?  Some say ’twas the lad from Stratford.  That’s the traditional view, because it’s been handed down from generation to generation.  It’s what we were taught at school.  And the man’s name was on the texts, wasn’t … Continue reading

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I can’t live without my .. iPhone!

I don’t have an iPhone (yet) but here’s a ‘day in the life of’ an iPhone user.  I wanted to give the woman’s point of view.  I’d like to think it’s the start of a short series showing how iPhones … Continue reading

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Sydney in 100 words

In Sydney I’m never far from the sea. City of seascapes and bridges, skylines and light – deep copper-flame sunsets backdrop the Harbour Bridge, gardens lapped by the South Pacific.  I linger on Circular Quay, watch the ferries cross to … Continue reading

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Back – and it’s 2012

Oh my word, Deary me and Did you ever!  It’s 2012 and we’ve all done Christmas and New Year, so it’s time to come out of hibernation and get blogging.  All sorts of stuff going on in these parts:  writing … Continue reading

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Fog and a zawn

The day after that breezy visit to Land’s End, I drove across the Penwith moors to the Lelant mine.  But first an excellent lunch of fish soup en-route at the pub in Pendeen       This turned out to … Continue reading

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Easton Handbag at Land’s End!

So there I was last week at Land’s End, and it was a grey and decidedly breezy day.  I’d remembered that I promised to take a photo for Shona Easton, luggage designer extraordinaire – meaning extremely talented.  Shona has been … Continue reading

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‘Taking the air’ in Cornwall’s far west

17th October and it’s a fantastic, fine, sunny day with a wind enough to blow the garden seat over.  Which it did.  But hey-ho, what a great day to be heading Westward, for Devon and Cornwall.   Especially Cornwall.  Somewhere … Continue reading

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Nine-Eleven

On September 11th, 2011, I wrote this mini memoir from ten years ago. Nine Eleven We are relaxed after a sunny day at the Lost Gardens of Heligan.  It is early September and we are on our way to stay … Continue reading

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I’m back!

After a long if not hot summer, it’s time to resume blogging again.  I managed an early holiday in beloved Cornwall and after that it was writing, writing, writing! Talking of Cornwall, the news tonight is that Falmouth Coastguards have … Continue reading

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Thirsty fox, hungry deer

Before the drought broke the other day, our friendly neighbourhood fox called in from the fields, ambled across the garden and enjoyed a good drink of water (thoughtful Husband to put out water) from one of the bird baths — … Continue reading

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Return of the Fox

Yes, as you’ll have guessed, the Fox came back.  Another tranquil day, and husband said ‘There’s  a rabbit!’  This is not unusual in these rural parts, but this time a very small, juvenile rabbit ran hell-for-leather down the garden from … Continue reading

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A fox in the daytime

‘Would a fox attack a cat?’  is a question often pondered in our locality somewhere in the rural fringe.   A story of a large cat beating off a fox with much shrieking and rumpus is going the rounds.   Opinions vary, … Continue reading

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Jamie Perks and the other kids in ‘The Archers’, continued

So young Jamie has found a girlfriend:  sounds like good news for a change, but it’s not going to guarantee him success in those exams.  Meanwhile, young Freddy over at Lower Locksley shows a talent for writing [hurrah] and is … Continue reading

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‘The Archers’: Philip Larkin was right

‘An everyday story of country folk’ they called it, once.  But does everyone mess up their children to the extent that the characters do in ‘The Archers’?  Having ruminated recently on the sad situation of young Jamie Perks, I was … Continue reading

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