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#Holiday time – touring the Outer Hebrides day 2 (Western Isles, #Scotland)

Having arrived on the island of Barra at 2am due to an 8 hour ferry delay, we really had no idea what to expect when we rose the next morning, by which time Hurricane Ophelia in full force. This was the view from our hotel window when we did finally rise You don’t get the […]

A Perfect 10 with Deborah Jay

Originally posted on Author Don Massenzio:
Today, I have the distinct pleasure of featuring author Deboray Jay on this edition of A Perfect 10. Deborah is a respected blogger and author and I’m glad she stopped by to tell us more about herself. Please enjoy this special installment of A Perfect 10 If you want…

#Holiday time! Touring the Outer Hebrides (the Western Isles, #Scotland )

October is holiday time, and this year we (that’s me and Brian) decided to see – you guessed it – a bit more of Scotland, but this time with a difference. We toured the Outer Hebrides. For those who don’t know, this is the outer chain of islands, also known as the Western Isles, off […]

Nottingham University #ShortStoryCompetition #winner – yours truly!

A couple of months ago, my University (Nottingham) newsletter announced a short story competition for alumni. How could I resist? The story was to be set on one of the campuses, and had a limit of 2000 words. Quite a challenge for someone accustomed to writing fantasy novels of epic length, but I decided to have a go, and chose a […]

A much needed day out – Hampton Court #FlowerShow

The entrance to Hampton Court Palace, site of the flower show This has been a very strange week. My father died on Thursday – not at all unexpected – he was 98 and had been sent home from hospital over a year ago, to die at home. Their estimate of his remaining lifespan was short by about […]

This and that, life and everything

You may have been so busy you haven’t noticed, but my blog has been pretty quiet for a while now. That isn’t because I’ve fallen out of love with blogging (I definitely haven’t), but a variety of things have kept me from having time to do more than keep up my customary Monday post. As I’ve […]

Do you have a fabulous day job? I am so lucky…

If I’ve been a little quiet on the blog front lately, you’ll understand why when you see the lovely pics below… Yes, I’ve been a tad busy – competing and judging at the UK Winter Dressage Championships (NAF are the title sponsors – Natural Animal Feeds) Qualifying was a bit of a surprise – you always hope […]