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Time management fail

Very sorry for the delay in posting this – I seem to have had a major time management fail this week! Thank you to everyone who submitted a caption for such a strange photo.  BucksWriter got the biggest *snerk*or: “When the lads decided to cook beans on their campfire they …

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Living La Vida Lido

Last week I was lucky enough to be invited for a guided tour of Hilsea Lido. Sabrina Richards (Chair) and Helen Dowing-Emms (Vice – Chair) of the Hilsea Lido Pool for the People Trust showed me around the site, described the work that had already been done and the plans …

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Laughter and other gifts

Thank you so much to everyone who left a caption, you added some much needed laughter to a very busy week.  I will tell you more about my hectic week on Sunday because some very interesting things have happened related to my writer in residence role.  However, this post is …

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New Beginnings

Today is the official publication date of New Beginnings by Rebecca Emin. Number 3 Son has been lucky enough to read a pre-publication copy and has enjoyed it very much indeed. Head on over to Rebecca’s blog Ramblings of a Rusty Writer to find all of the details of how …

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World Book Day Event

As I mentioned in a previous post a large amount of my time as writer in residence for Portsmouth libraries is going to be spent doing outreach work in schools. My first event of this kind will be an all day one at Westover Primary School to celebrate World Book …

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Funny people

Happy Friday! Thank you to everyone who entered a caption for the *snerk* photo this week. I am still laughing which is a rather nice way to launch myself into Friday. I cannot choose a favourite caption so you are all winners this week. Today I am meeting with Portsmouth’s …

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Choices

As a writer you have to make many choices in relation to what happens to your characters. In the flash fiction story that I entered for Caroline Smailes’ 100 Word Challenge my character has to make a decision that I have seen many women agonise over during my midwifery career. …

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Print / Broadcast Media

BBC One – South Today At some point during 6th – 9th February Julian Clegg Breakfast Show BBC Radio Solent 9th February The Beacon February issue of Flagship (page 18) Pick Me Up magazine – week 42 2011 Portsmouth TV Live @ Five book show Daily Express The News Portsmouth …

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Why WeLL?

Most of you are likely to remember my excitement when I announced that I had been appointed as the 2012 Writer in Residence for Portsmouth Libraries.  As an author who has had to overcome multiple disabilities in order to be able to write, I am wholeheartedly aware of what a …

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