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An Autumn To Do List

I just got a notification from my aunt, it’s thirty years ago today that her mother died. My nana. I remember the day vividly, I was young and at the time I was at an evening rehearsal of a school production. My mother’s close friend collected me and as I sat in her strange car, I

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English countryside in autumn and why I love it

The English Countryside, in Autumn, is one of my favourite places. When we moved to the Lake District three years ago, I pretty much loved it at any time of the year. Each season brought beauty and although I love it throughout the year here, there is something really special about the autumn months. The

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Creative Intentions for October

Creative intentions is a monthly thing now. Did I tell you that? It started last month, with September. The start of a new academic year made me want to set some goals and, looking back on what I achieved in the month, it worked. Here were my creative intentions for September: Write at least one

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Writing Army

I’ve started a writing army. True story. Okay, so maybe the word ‘army’ is a slight exaggeration because maybe I don’t actually know how many soldiers are in this writing army, but I like to think it’s a lot. All with keyboards, pens and pads, scribbling away. How did this start and what is it?

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September update (I signed a book deal!)

A lot has happened in the past few weeks. So much that I’ve neglected this blog, my Instagram posts  and remember those Creative Intentions for September? Well, they’re still very much intentions. But now I feel I’m through it, and can write about and tell you everything that’s been going on. First up, we changed

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Reading snacks – the cupcake

Reading snacks are something I’ve come to see a necessity. I find reading a lot more enjoyable if I’ve got food to hand.  It goes without saying that I must have a cup of tea alongside, or at the very least a hot chocolate, but a reading snack is a must. I often find that

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