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Thanks to everyone

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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Merry Christmas and a very happy and successful 2013

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  

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.Busy Times

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 […]

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The Next Big Thing baton has passed to:

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.

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Welcome New Followers

Good morning and welcome to all my followers and to those new followers who have joined us here recently.  Great to meet you here. I know you are all busy people and have many choices to make when visiting blogs and social networking sites, so I really am pleased you have chosen to make this one of your ports of call in your very full day. I am getting very excited about tomorrow and The Next Big Thing and I hope you will visit and see what it is all about.  There will be links to other nominees for the coming weeks, so you will meet new writers and bloggers as a result. Well, today I am busy with NaNoWriMo – the novel won’t write itself and I am still working hard on Ms Birdsong Investigates – my ex MI5 Officer now residing in a small rural village in The Vale of The White Horse. I hope you all have a wonderful day and look forward to seeing you here again soon.  Don’t be shy, leave a comment and say hello and let me know all about yourselves.  I know some of you are fellow writers and I follow you too! Catch up later.  Have a safe  and happy day.  

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