Thanksgiving – or the art of gratitude

I'll apologise up front to readers from across the Pond, but I've always thought of Thanksgiving as an extra holiday, shoe-horned in because you don't get a proper break over Christmas as we do in the UK 🙂 Whilst being aware of the tradition that one joins hands and expresses something you've been grateful for... Continue Reading →

The things you learn …

I've long held a view that higher education can come too soon for many of us. I didn't uncover a love for learning until my fifties, even though I'd had moments in my thirties and forties when I stopped and wondered "what if ..." I was in my late twenties when I had simple mathematics... Continue Reading →

Twitter – the good bits

All forms of social media are on the receiving end of some seriously bad press but, for today, I'm going to focus solely on Twitter's positive aspects. Having previously experienced the negative side of the online world, I've been careful in my use of social media platforms. To paraphrase a wise woman I know -... Continue Reading →

#IWSG: Post-War London

The Insecure Writers Support Group is a marvellous group set up by Alex Cavanagh. On the first Wednesday of every month, members post thoughts, fears or words of encouragement for fellow writers. The link above takes you to details about the group and how to join. You'll also find a list of bloggers signed up... Continue Reading →

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