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Peter Robinson – a favourite author

I had an adventure on Thursday with a very old friend who is also a successful award-winning authoress.  We both love Peter Robinson and his books are much-loved by us both. Peter is on a book tour around the UK and he came to a town near us both so we met up and queued with everyone else  books in hand ready for his autograph. My friend’s books are known to him and he has mentioned them in three of his, so imagine how thrilled she was to meet him and how taken aback he was to meet her in person at last! I felt like I used to when an artist (singer/band) I managed would be (with me) sitting in a music store, albums heaped on the desk, pens ready, waiting for fans to come and buy a recording and get an autograph.  It can be very daunting and I felt for him as he sat there waiting for us to arrive and file past.  People never know what to say to you and I guess that is how the Queen must feel when confronted with all those people she’s introduced to and has to make polite conversation with. It is such a relief when someone turns up.  As you sit there waiting for the appointed time doubts set in and you wonder if anyone is going to come, and  you watch everyone passing by in the hope they […]

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Gaggle of Geese

Such a funny week.   Three times I spotted a gaggle of Canada geese under my window and near the bus stop,  but by the time I managed to get my camera, they had gone. I started thinking I was imagining them.  Yesterday I managed to spot them and get my camera and take some shots of them.  About 30 in […]

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Submission Update

Taken by me in Mother's garden last year (c) Jane Risdon 2009

You can’t win them all.  My submission to a new Anthology has not been successful this time…..possibility I might make the next volume however.  So cannot be too downhearted I guess. So to cheer myself  up I am adding this lovely flower.  Photo taken by me last year.  

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Co-incidence or what?

Are you able to recall where you were and what you were doing this day, say 5 years ago, ten years ago – how about 44 years ago?  Not easy is it, unless you have reason to recall your movements.  Do you? Today is the 26th of July, nothing remarkable you might think and it was unremarkable to me until […]

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