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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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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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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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.. and the weekend after

Come Saturday it became apparent that I am one of a national trend, hundreds of LibDem councillors not having been re-elected.  It’s something of a pity that public spirited individuals working for local communities should be ‘thrown out’ on account … Continue reading

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Victory?

Without wishing to tempt Fate, or the Furies, or whoever, it’s possible the gremlins in the website have taken a holiday.  If this posts successfully and in the right place, three cheers for the triumph of mind over technology!  Here … Continue reading

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Budget Day

What a beautiful sunny warm spring day for a Budget!   I’m not being too serious about this budget as the implications have yet to be analysed, and no doubt they will be dissected inside out by the pundits.  But the … Continue reading

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Japan

With the news from Japan heavy upon us at this moment there is nothing that can be said today that is not going to seem irrelevant, facile or trite.  Let us simply think of and – depending on people’s individual … Continue reading

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Savage by name but not by nature..

I am developing my writing via the Professional Writing MA at University College Falmouth.   Writing online is a new challenge which I’m enjoying – maybe not surprising as I tend to be a compulsive communicator (and I’m a Gemini). In … Continue reading

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