I’d like to thank Suzie Tullett http://suzietullett.blogspot.com for nominating me for this lovely award. It is such a fab thing to have happen. Suzie is author of ‘Going Underground’ and her latest book, ‘Little White Lies and Butterflies’ is out now. Do visit her blog and check her out. I have been nominated for several other Awards from fellow bloggers but (until now) I’ve not managed to post the Award or links. What am I like!! I’ll have a go at posting the others now that I think I have the hang of this. Anyway, I have to tell you 7 things about myself and then nominate other bloggers/authors I want to receive the Award. All they need to do then is link back to me, choose their nominees and answer 7 things about themselves and post links to their nominees…..simples! So 7 things about me which may surprise you, though I am sure you would have survived perfectly well without knowing: Once when on tour in the USA with a band, we were invited on to a US Air Force Base and into the Traffic Control Tower. I got to ‘talk down’ several pilots; this meant instructing them to land on to the runway where they touch their wheels to the ground briefly before taking off again….without stopping. They were doing dummy bombing and landing/take-off runs. I seem to recall they were flying B52’s. Such a thrill. […]
Wow! I’ve just had a report from WordPress which has listed some of the places visitors and followers of my Blog come from. I am blown away. I just never really appreciated before, until seeing the stats, just how far this reaches or how wonderful it is that people in those countries have bothered to visit me, and have done […]
Happy New Year to everyone. I hope you are all in good health and spirits, and ready to face another year. I trust you all had an enjoyable festive season and that you managed to spend time with family and friends. I spent it with my mother, one sister and her family, and had a wonderful time in her lovely old cottage not far from the South Downs here in England – an area of outstanding natural beauty. We managed a couple of walks around the village where she has just moved, braving the rain and the cold. It was lovely to get some fresh air and exercise in such pretty and historic surroundings. And then……well, all I can say is I had not had a drop to drink so cannot blame the dreaded alcohol for my fall. Yep, I managed to dive head first down the narrow, twisting stair-case in her 17th century cottage and, I am happy to say, lived to tell you the tale and with – as far as I can tell – no fractures, broken bones or other major injuries. I am covered in black and purple bruising, a military looking yellow and green bruising, and my whole body feels as if a steam roller has gone over it; the pain is unreal, but the fact that I am not dead or crippled forever makes me so very, very happy. If you had seen the […]
Just before I disappear for the festivities I would like to thank each and every one of you for your kindness and interest in me and my ‘doings’ here this year, and to let you know how much I appreciate you following, commenting and popping in to have a look round. I am really grateful and look forward to more exchanges with you all in 2013. I have really enjoyed making new friends here and having the opportunity to visit your blogs and being able to experience your work as well. It has been ace! All the best for 2013 and I wish every one of you much success and everything you wish for yourselves. See you on the other side of January 2nd 2013. Jane xxxx
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Like everyone else who celebrates Christmas I am rushed off my feet and so just wanted to pop in to wish every one of you, regardless of whether you celebrate or not, the most wonderful Christmas-time period. I hope you are with family and friends and that you (we) spare a thought for the homeless, lonely, sick and disadvantaged when we are having a great time. Remember them not just at this time of year, but always. It could so easily be us! So wishing you all whatever you wish yourselves for the coming year. See you on the other side. Jane xx
Looked out this morning and Jack Frost had visited again and left everything with a liberal dusting of castor sugar, sparkling and crisp but none-the-less bitterly cold. So, in need of something warm and cheery I found this photo taken by me last year in the garden just as the Magnolia was beginning to bloom. Instead of looking at dull […]
I want to thank all those still visiting and commenting on my Flash Fiction and Short Story pieces. Really appreciated as I know that we are all tight for time in December. If you are not celebrating Christmas I know there is plenty to keep you occupied and elsewhere, so a visit here is appreciated non-the-less. I have been caught up with family stuff. Visits by various siblings (to Mother) which has been lovely but has kept me away from writing and blogging, and housework has been taking up my time. Great to see those who live overseas of course, but coming from a large family it can get a bit over-whelming at times. Not everyone visited, otherwise I might still be buried under tons of washing up, making cups of tea and feeding the five thousand! Seeing everyone was fun and we had a good laugh and tried not to comment on how the last few years have caught up with us all. It is really funny (odd) seeing siblings with bald patches, white hair and looking like elderly relations we used to look at in fading photos. We are too polite to make comments however, which is just as well – we can be a sarcastic lot but always funny. Then there are the photos of the various children we have had and the comments about how grown up they all are now, and in my case and […]
Thrilled to bits. Just uploaded my Work In Progress to NaNoWriMo for 2012 and the word count passed 50,000 (I’ve managed 52, 359 words so far) and I am now officially a Winner. I’ve still got lots more to write and it all needs editing and messing around with but I have achieved my goal of at least 50,000 words […]
I am happy to pass the baton for The Next Big Thing to: Beth Elliott regencytales.blogspot.com Jo Skehan joskehanauthor.wordpress.com Pam Griffiths pamelagriffiths.com Kelly Jean Richardson kellytalking2strangers.blogspot.com Anne Ireson annieye.wordpress.com Please visit their blogs today and give them the wonderful support you gave me last week. Their blogs are individual, as are their writing styles and books and I know you will find something there to interest you. Thanks for your support for me – much appreciated.