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Five of my favourite short story collections

It is always fun thinking about favourites and today I've been looking at short story collections. Five of my favourites, in no particular order, are:- Winnie The Pooh by A A Milne Yes, this does count as a short story collection; perhaps it is the all-time perfect short story collection. After checking the end-papers displaying… Continue reading Five of my favourite short story collections

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I’m doing this…

Here's a snapshot of what is going on around here these days. This is what was piled on my settee when I started to tidy up last night prior to heading off to bed (before I took the photo I did move them into a more pleasing arrangement than the 'old heap of stuff' that… Continue reading I’m doing this…

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InCoWriMo 2019

Today is the sixth day of the International Correspondence Writing Month 2019 and I am pleased with my progress to date. Whilst the aim is to write a letter - or, indeed, any hand-written missive which can be a note, postcard, post-it, so long as it's written by hand - every day through February, many… Continue reading InCoWriMo 2019

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A weekend in review

Continuing with my slightly tardy theme, today I'm going to write about the various elements of my weekend. On Saturday I went to a meeting of the Castle Writers Group at the Castle Museum, Norwich. This is a monthly meet-up that has been going on for many months now, but this is the first month… Continue reading A weekend in review

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2018 in 9 chapters

Prologue 2018 is singing a triumphant closing number and 2019 is poised to make its entrance so what better to do today than reflect on some key themes from the year? You might want to make yourself a cuppa before you head into this - it's going to feel like you've been reading for a… Continue reading 2018 in 9 chapters

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Quote of the week – Snow by Macneice

  A wintery poem by Louis MacNeice. Snow The room was suddenly rich and the great bay-window was Spawning snow and pink roses against it Soundlessly collateral and incompatible: World is suddener than we fancy it. World is crazier and more of it than we think, Incorrigibly plural. I peel and portion A tangerine and… Continue reading Quote of the week – Snow by Macneice

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Quote of the week – He had a sort of look

Here's a random shot of a Norwich alley to accompany a random quote; they only go together in so much as I took the photo yesterday and was reading the poem this morning in the bath. Tomorrow I will start my December reading of a book of poems called "Christmas Please" and the next four… Continue reading Quote of the week – He had a sort of look