The Writer Returns to her Garden…

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My website has a been a bit of a neglected garden of late, somewhat overgrown, no new plantings. Many of you will know why: in November my other half, David, was diagnosed with stage 4 renal cancer, and we are … Continued

Writing Buddies – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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Writing Buddies and the Art of Critique I am about to test-drive a new writing buddy….   I won’t be saying anything specific about this relationship as we have agreed that confidentiality is all important, but I would like to … Continued

Love, Death and Dire Consequenses – a personal look at the oral tradition

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Music, Myth and Song….     There’s always a lot of love, death and dire consequences buzzing round Penzance Folk Club (held once a fortnight at the Admiral Benbow on Chapel Street). I should know, since I’m one of the … Continued

Pearly Dogs & Gin Jam – Cream Tea Diaries

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Summer is drawing to a close here in the far west of Cornwall and, with it, the cream tea season…     Two weeks ago it was a blazing day in Falmouth when David and I visited Dolly’s Tearoom. What’s … Continued

All Good Things….

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  I’m sure you know the saying: ‘all good things must come to an end…’   Before moving to Cornwall in 2011, I taught creative writing for the University of Cambridge ICE. I loved it, I love teaching, but it … Continued