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V is for Vermin

For the past few years our cherry tree has been plagued with black larva that make the leaves curl up, and they also eat any cherries that manage to grow.  After looking through photos I have decided that they are ladybug larva.  I am not keen on using pesticides on …

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U is for Uncle

This post is in honour of my Uncle John who died unexpectedly this month.  We are very grateful that we got to spend a lot of time with him last summer on our visit back home. Goodbye Uncle John; your stories and the fits of laughter they caused, are greatly …

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R is for Reading

This year I signed up for the A – Z reading challenge (as well as the A – Z blogging challenge). For the reading challenge I have to read at least one book from each letter of the alphabet by the end of the year. You can follow my progress …

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N is for New Work Hours

This week is rather momentous one for me. For many, many, far too MANY years I have been working full-time and trying to squeeze writing in around that (and family time, obviously). This has meant that I average about 4 – 5 hours of sleep per night when I combine …

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M is for My Mini Midwife

I wrote My Mini Midwife with the intent of making it a pocket sized companion for pregnancy which is why it is currently still only available in e-book format.  My aim was to provide clear answers to confusing questions, and for these answers to be available whenever they were needed. …

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L is for Launch

Last year I worked as the Writer in Residence for Portsmouth Libraries.  This year two books filled with stories written by the residents of Portsmouth during my writer in residence workshops (and Realand – a mid grade chapter book) have been published.  These books will be distributed as a bundle …

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J is for jumping

Welcome to the 4th of my no strings attached giveaways for this year. My giveaway is below and you can use this link to jump to a list of all the other blogs with something up for grabs. If you would like a chance to win a copy of any …

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H is for Health Trainers

On the 24th April I will be working as the writer in residence at the Regional Health Trainers networking event titled: Health Trainers in the New World. I will spend the day at this event listening to the achievements of the health trainers, and their plans for the year ahead. …

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G is for Goodreads

So, Goodreads has been bought by Amazon along with the Book Depository and who knows how many other businesses… I know that as an author I should be grateful that my books are on the largest bookstore in the world.  However, I feel a bit disturbed by how ginagarous Amazon is …

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Sharing Moments…

My newest book Special Deliveries: Life Changing Moments is now available to buy as an e-book worldwide. However, I think it needs to be celebrated with a launch party, and to help make the party extra special I am asking readers to share a life changing moment before the 7th …

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