Category Archives: Learning

Write and Write Again.

The writing is still going well. I’m pleased with myself for finishing the first draft of my new book – I’ve been stuck in a sea of half-finished manuscripts for far too long! I can always write, I just keep … Continue reading

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Congratulations – It’s a book!

Okay, technically it’s the first draft of a book, but it’s got pages with words on them and everything! 😉 I find it’s quite different going through the printed copy, rather than on screen. I’m writing out the changes, and … Continue reading

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Say Hello to my Little Friend…

I made another one. Slightly smaller… The Pattern (from K Hook Creations – free to download) is the same, but the threads are different. The variegated is a Double Knit cotton and the green is size 20 Cebelia. I will say … Continue reading

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Happy 100th Birthday!

No, it’s not me. I found this by accident. The page is too big to get into one picture. Look at the date of the stamp. One of the shelves on my bookcase collapsed. I should have realised when the … Continue reading

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Left, write, left, write…

My writing is still going steadily. Despite Titch’s efforts to the contrary. 😀 Just putting one word after the other. Not that I don’t have bad days, and even on a good day I often end up with less words … Continue reading

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The Internet hates me… And my manuscripts.

Recently Hodderscape had an open submission window from the 3rd August to the 16th. Normally they only accept agented submissions. I spotted the link on a South African website on the 6th… Frantic writing and rewriting ensued. I have two books that … Continue reading

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The Learning Curve

I’ve been tatting for nearly four years now, so I don’t quite count myself as a beginner, but it’s an ongoing process. So I joined The Online Tatting Class. It’s free, it’s fun and there’s always someone to ask if you … Continue reading

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Silence of the Guitars

Sunday 18th January. I mentioned in a previous post that I have been teaching at the same school for 9 years. I started out one day a week, then two and for a couple of years I’ve been there three … Continue reading

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Resolving Resolutions

I have a nasty tendency to tuck things away to ‘keep them safe’. This means that cleaning out cupboards can resemble an archaeological dig. Of course it also means that a lot of time gets wasted with ‘Oh goodness, I’d … Continue reading

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Head Today, Gone Tomorrow…

I’ve been teaching music at a local school for the past nine years. About a month ago we found out that the head of the music department is going on early retirement. The school hasn’t found any replacement yet. We’ll … Continue reading

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