Fernweh Blonde

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Editing and agents

I must have read through my completed manuscript a hundred times by now and every time I read it I notice something else I want to change, another adjective to add, or punctuation to correct. Lockdown has been a great opportunity to dedicate more of my time to my novel. I haven’t been able toContinue reading “Editing and agents”

Belton House

“History is not a burden on the memory, but an illumination of the soul” – Lord Acton Today I’m reminiscing on some pre-covid19 times. Belton House is situated near Grantham in Lincolnshire, England. It was built in the late 1680s and is an immensely impressive house with extensive gardens and grounds. There is a beautifulContinue reading “Belton House”

Losing a man I love

Saudade. It’s a Portuguese word which evokes the emptiness and sadness we feel when we lose something we love, knowing that we can’t get it back. My grandfather started to show the symptoms of Dementia some years ago now. At first it didn’t seem too bad. The mild forgetfulness and misplaced objects didn’t seem important.Continue reading “Losing a man I love”


While we isolate at home, I thought I’d share some of my tips for staying sane when home alone! 1. I’ve been spending a lot of my time at the moment focusing on my writing. It’s something I love and, what with nowhere to go at the moment, I’ve had an awful lot of timeContinue reading “Corona”

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