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Assorted writers' groups, the odd anthology, occasional readings.  Lots of looking out of the window.  Hello, and thanks for dropping by.

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Readings of Episodes One and Two of the Pad Life Journals are now available on Sound Cloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-968566758   More to follow!

 

 

 

 

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My mother died as she lived. In Marks and Spencer's Food Hall.
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My Mother And I Agree On Something

I lost my Mum last month. She was a funny and wise woman, and I wrote this last year after a conversation during which, for once, we really did agree on something.
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The Restructure Roundel

Met up with a former colleague the other day. This is for all those who are now, or ever have been, working in public services.
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Not Quite The Eve Of Destruction (2017 IP)

‘Can’t I have one? Just one little one? I’ve been so good all year…’ ‘No you bloody can’t, and put that Scythe down or I swear to Me I’ll confiscate it for good.'
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Albatross

So I went on this poetry course, and wrote a sonnet to my house. As you do.
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734 of my comments have received 781 Great Feedback votes

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Posted on Tue, 04 Jan 2022

A wonderfully vivid slice of life - I can hear the voices of those charity shop girls! 

This is our hugely enjoyable Facebook and Twitter Pick of the Day! Please do share/retweet if you enjoy it too. 

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Absolutely great, Jane. And

Posted on Sun, 02 Jan 2022

Absolutely great, Jane. And it's probably only a matter of time before this actually happens! 

I remember the crop circle episode.

There I go, revealing too much online again.

Please don't tell Ben. 

 

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I always look forward to

Posted on Mon, 03 Jan 2022

I always look forward to these, Penny. I love the way you blend the everyday, life as we all know it, with the very un-ordinary. Anticipating the next one! 

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Completely wonderful, Rachel,

Posted on Thu, 30 Dec 2021

Completely wonderful, Rachel, and the 'berried stars' conjures such an amazing image. 

Happy New Year! 

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I had the Shirelle's 'Will

Posted on Fri, 31 Dec 2021

I had the Shirelle's 'Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow' running through my head during Christmas. No idea why, unless it was my brain mounting a desperate defence against the seasonal onslaught.

If I find myself singing 'Uptown Girl' to the...

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Such a lovely image of the

Posted on Fri, 31 Dec 2021

Such a lovely image of the river, Jenny. Sums it all up so beautifully.

I was thinking about 'old' New Years a couple of days ago - I do feel sorry for all the youngsters that are missing out on the chance to make those memories, because...

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I did like the immediacy of

Posted on Fri, 31 Dec 2021

I did like the immediacy of this - the sudden arrival of the storm and then the quiet again. And the 'mistletoe orbs' is such an evocative phrase. You took me right there.

Happy New Year, Rhiannon.

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A delicious story, and it was

Posted on Sat, 01 Jan 2022

A delicious story, and it was so nice that Baxter had the generosity of spirit to save his step-brother from a nasty injury. 

Near the beginning you have a reference to 'service metals' and I wondered if this was a typo for medals?...

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I enjoyed reading this. The

Posted on Sun, 02 Jan 2022

I enjoyed reading this. The idea of light in the darkest time of the year is a very powerful one, and it feels as if we need it more than ever at the moment. 

And I really sympathise with the procrastination problem! 

I hope 2022...

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Posted on Mon, 27 Dec 2021

This sparkling Christmas cracker of an Easter tale is our Facebook and Twitter Pick of the Day! Please do share/retweet if you enjoy it too.

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