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Exciting Week

As well as working hard on making my new home livable I am also excited to announce the use of one of my short stories in another charity anthology.  The Anthology is called I Am Woman and has been contributed to by women writers and poets from all over the world on behalf of women in need.  This is volume 1 and there is another in the pipeline which I hope to also contribute to.  So as Dixon of Dock Green would say ‘keep em peeled’ – those of you who are too young or not from the UK will ponder that one I am sure.  I suggest googling the TV series from the days of black and white TV for an answer. I do hope that those who read my posts will take time to visit amazon.co.uk and ‘like’ the page and leave a comment and – I really hope – that you will purchase a copy in aid of these wonderful causes. You might be not too surprised to hear I have been soaked to the skin again – it is May of course – and that I am gradually finding my way around my new home location. I am thrilled that there are trees and lots of green around me, so I don’t miss the countryside as much as I thought I would.  There seem to be some Public Footpaths near here which I shall investigate as […]

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Thanks for visi…

Thanks for visiting my pages and leaving comments.  I really appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to stop by and read and then remark upon my offerings.  Do pop back and visit again and while you are here, do look at some of my previous posts (going back to Feb 2012), which I hope you will enjoy as well.  Have a great day everyone.   

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Thank you Messers Kodak

Photos and Memories (c) Jane Risdon

I really love photographs. I love looking at them and taking them and I reckon we have a lot to thank Kodak for.  Sadly, I understand that with the onset of the digital age there is little or no demand for film any longer, which is a great shame.  I am one of the culprits I must admit, taking digital […]

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Finding My Way Home

It may or not be obvious that I have just moved.  I am now living in an area I am totally unfamiliar with and hence getting around has been a bit of an adventure.  Having checked bus times and bus stops, I ventured into town to do some shopping – no problem, quite straight forward – and as it was bucketing down with rain, thankfully caught the next bus back. Making sure I caught the right bus I watched the passing houses and countryside with interest, keeping an eye out for anything familiar which would give me a clue as to where to get off.  I had been told the bus was on a loop to the town centre, so was not really concerned about getting lost.  However, thanks to a helpful young lad who had overheard my conversation with the driver, I was informed that my stop was next.  Negotiating the various pushchairs, trolleys and shopping bags, all dripping wet, I managed to get off the bus.  I put my brolly up, even though it was determined to turn inside out at every gust of wind.  Then I picked up my shopping and glanced around me….. Where on earth was I?  Nothing looked familiar, the road seemed too countrified and a bit isolated.  Nothing but trees and bushes and a few houses here and there, but nothing at all resembling my home or anything near my home.  I was […]

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Absent for a while

I am so sorry for not taking time to post of late.  It has been a hectic time with a house move and all that entails. I am going to try harder to post more often and to get my head around my writing which has gone by the way recently.  You do have to be in the right frame of mind I guess, and I have been distracted with the move and other things and found it hard to concentrate on anything, let alone writing. So, I will catch up again soon and really get this going properly. By for now and do come back…I will be posting some interesting things I am sure.

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