6 years of blogging with you lovely folk: thank you so very much

Six years ago I made the decision to write a blog at the time I had a vague idea of what I wanted to achieve but I thought I’d give it a go and see what happened.   I wanted to share my love of writing and reading, my enjoyment of walking and taking photographs, and I thought I ‘d write about my ‘jollies,’  when I go out and about this gorgeous country with its historical buildings, villages, gardens and breath-taking countryside. And I have tried to do all this and more. Yesterday it was my blog’s 6th birthday. I’ve been reflecting upon the past 6 years when I took that step into the unknown. I had no idea what to expect, whether anyone ‘out there’ would read anything, or come back again once they had. I needn’t have worried. I have amassed the best friends you could ever imagine here, who share my world and whose worlds I share and love dipping into. 6 years ago I didn’t know or expect this could happen. What I did not expect was the friendships I’d form with people I most probably will never meet, and all the things we have in common. I had no idea I’d have so much fun watching them achieve their dreams whilst I tried to achieve mine… Our journey wasn’t/isn’t  always easy but throughout we have all kept our sense of humour. I love that we […]

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Louise Mullins: Best-Selling Psychological Thriller Author – with Movie Rights Signed – is My Guest Author Today

Today I’d like to welcome best-selling author Louise Mullins. Let’s find out all about her and her writing in her own words: ‘I didn’t intend to become a crime writer…’ My first title, The House of Secrets is based on the story of Isabella, a Victorian woman who is sent to an asylum by her cruel husband after the tragic […]

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E. Denise Billups: My Guest Author. Professional Dancer and Wall Street Financier Turned Suspense Thriller Author

My Guest Author today is E. Denise Billups An author with a rare mixture of Southern and Northern charm, E. Denise Billups was born in Monroeville Alabama and raised in New York City where she currently resides and works in finance. A burgeoning author of fiction, she’s published two suspense novels, Chasing Victory, By Chance, and a supernatural short story, […]

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London Book Fair 2017 – Only One Woman with Accent Press. Yay!!

ONLY ONE WOMAN Posters advertising Only One Woman by Christina and Jones and me are on display at the London Book Fair 2017 On the  Accent Press Ltd Stand. So excited.   We couldn’t go to the LBF in person, so seeing our book cover up on the advertising board is beyond Fab. USA & Canada Rights for Paperback, Audio and e-Book have been sold recently. Fabulous, exciting times. Only One Woman coming 2017. And  look: lots of other authors and books to discover at Accent too.  Photo: Accent Press Staff with M.D. Hazel Cusion

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Virginia Water Lake in Windsor Great Park: another ‘jolly.’ I’m posting this again to cheer myself up!

For those without a clue where Virginia Water is, here is the blurb:

The town of Virginia Water is a commuter town in Surrey, England.  It might rings some bells if I mention The Wentworth Estate and The Wentworth Club, where the first Ryder Cup was played.

It is also home to the headquarters of the PGA European Tour (pro golf) and the estate was in the headlines in 1998  when General Augusto Pinochet was kept under house arrest in one of the properties there, prior to his extradition.

The estate is situated in the Borough of Runnymede; you know the place, where the Magna Carter was signed by King John.

The town takes its name from the lake in the nearby Windsor Great Park and the lake's name was transferred from a previous stream which was probably named after the 'Virgin Queen.' Elizabeth l. 

The River Bourne provides water for the lake and it exits the lake at the eastern end after cascading

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