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Alone at Christmas. Did I choose to spend Christmas Day by myself?

Sunday, December 16th, 2018

Alone at Christmas. Did I choose to be alone on Christmas Day? I am gregarious. An extrovert. I have lots of friends. Socialising is no problem for me. I went for a walk on my own today and enjoyed conversations with at least four people. Have chosen to be one my own at Christmas? Many […]

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Ukulele Bonanza at Abingworth West Sussex 16th November 2018

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018

I thoroughly enjoyed this ukulele course! Friday afternoon to Monday. A weekend of workshops led by excellent and entertaining tutors Chris, Robin and Dave. There were thirty-six participants so we split into three groups of mixed experience and ability. We were exposed to different  styles: fingerpicking, jazz, classical, blues techniques etc, way beyond what I […]

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Cheap labour

Monday, October 29th, 2018

  Celebrating 125 Years in Sacred Heart Church Battersea 14th October 2018 My opinion Men in robes occupying prominent places. Singled out for awards. Conducting the services. Surviving well beyond the life span of the females of the Salesian order. Glowing in their own esteem. Congratulations and back slapping their own achievements. Prominent Salesian priests […]

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Winchester Hampshire Writers’ Festival and book fair

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

Fortunately I sold  a good number of books. Those who had read by autobiography ‘Dropping The Habit’ came back for the novels.   MARION DANTE Searching for Love reveals convent life during the 1970s as seen through the eyes of Frankie, an innocent young postulant and her friend, Margaret, who form a close relationship, which […]

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Hampshire Writers’ Winchester University 12th June 2018

Monday, June 18th, 2018

As members of Hampshire Writers’ those of us who had been published were invited to set up a table in the university on which we could display and invite those partaking in the evenings celebrations to purchase our books. I was among twelve other authors pitching our various books. It proved to be a successful […]

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Listowel Writers’ Festival. Wonderful 30th May – 3rd June 2018

Monday, June 18th, 2018

I returned from the Kingdom of Kerry to England treasuring memories of the  wonderful Listowel Writers’ Festival. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. I felt welcomed. Made and renewed friendships. consumed delicious meals in The Listowel Arms.  Enjoyed excellent B&B accommodation. Learnt so much from a host of brilliant speakers and ultra skilled interviewers  all […]

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