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Property Tycoon - Not

Monday, August 31, 2015      2 comments

Those of you who have read my blogs previously will probably know that we have a holiday house in France. I don't want you to thin that we are therefore wealthy. We used to take the children on self-catering holidays in France (being cheap ... Read more

Hard Slog - And Not Much To Show

Thursday, August 27, 2015      3 comments

It's been a hard slog week. My daughter currently has the book for proofreading and a little light editing, so I'm just waiting for her to get it back to me. In the meantime I've been doing some test compiles to see how it looks in Kindle format... Read more

The Thing Is ...

Tuesday, August 18, 2015      2 comments

I've been doing pretty well this week. I have: Set up an Amazon author account Started on a web-page Started on a blog page Set up an author e-mail account Set up a Facebook page Not to mention completed one more short story a... Read more

I'm Finally Going to Do It

Wednesday, August 12, 2015      12 comments

What? Dye my hair? Get a cat? Divorce my husband? Maybe, probably not, definitely not. I'm finally steeling myself to putting out a book. It's just a little book, with a couple of short stories and some flash fiction in it, and it's ... Read more

My Daugher's Book

Friday, January 17, 2014      8 comments

This is my daughter's first publication, up on Smashwords now and we hope on Amazon in due course. I'm so proud of her. With a toddler and a new baby, and no money, she's... Read more

Big Brother Little Brother

Monday, September 02, 2013      15 comments

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First Picture of the New Baby

Monday, September 02, 2013      9 comments

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Good News/Bad News

Saturday, August 17, 2013      7 comments

The good news is that I'm losing weight. Not a lot, but it's always been an uphill struggle. My body hangs on to its fat like there's going to be a famine tomorrow. If there ever is a famine, I'm going to be one of the last survivors. ... Read more

Blue Funk Defeated - Well, Sort Of

Monday, August 12, 2013      2 comments

By chance a blog I follow (Passive Guy) spotlighted this article on the Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/
susan-ann-darley/creativit
y-_b_3729209.html which is to the point. Thank you all for your most supportive comm... Read more

Blue Funk

Saturday, August 03, 2013      8 comments

I was hit by one this week. Now, some of you may know that I'm writing a novel - or a series of novels - or a whole library of novels, if I'm spared. Have I mentioned it once or twice before? Well, this week on my news provider of choice ... Read more

Shorn

Thursday, August 01, 2013      6 comments

like the little lambs on the hill behind our house. I hadn't had my hair cut since my daughter's wedding, nearly four years ago. There is a number of reasons for this. Disinclination to spend the money for one - they're good, but not chea... Read more

Temporarily absent

Sunday, July 21, 2013      7 comments

So here's the thing - for the last 3 weeks or so I've been feeling really ill. I thought it was mumps again, but the doctor said not, but it hurt just as much and I felt just as lousy so what's the difference? Anyway things are improving, ... Read more

Fathers' Day

Sunday, June 16, 2013      5 comments

I had to look back through my blogs and, yes, I've blogged before about my father. So I'll have to think of something different. Short hiatus while I check again. No, haven't done this one already. Have at it. I have to give credit to R... Read more

Advice for the Gym

Monday, June 10, 2013      6 comments

Yes, I know, there's lots of advice out there for the gym-goer: always warm up, stretch, do cardio first, do cardio last, go first thing, don't eat before, do eat before. But here's some really practical advice from me that I've never seen anyw... Read more

My Favourite Price - Free

Monday, June 03, 2013      10 comments

We are a frugal family. When the children were small, this was a necessity, and the habit has sort of stuck with us. On the other hand, I'm a gadget person, and one of my favourite recent gadgets is a Kindle, or rather a succession (I can reco... Read more


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