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January 2007

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To Flashback or Not To Flashback

As you know I switch quite regularly between different POVs and plotlines, and I make use flashbacks in my novel Blood & Fire. I’ve just started looking at Part Two in my process of revising it, and I have a…

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Music, kittens, and quotation marks

1. As long as I breath from the diaphram, and blow the notes confidently, my piccolo playing seems to be coming on quite well, and not too screaching and ear-piercing. That said it’s still loud and high, and really I…

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Five Sunday Things

1. Another cold, sunny, winter weekend day today. Such a glorious day, a day to go out and be in. 2. Headed into Oxford briefly today to give my discount card a last outing at the bookshop. Dad had a…

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Five Sunday Things

1. Another cold, sunny, winter weekend day today. Such a glorious day, a day to go out and be in. 2. Headed into Oxford briefly today to give my discount card a last outing at the bookshop. Dad had a…

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Winter sun and wind music

1. And so today, we came to the 4th Annual Playing Day. It’s a strange thing, but this is the third one that we’ve had at the Manor Prep School in Abingdon and on every one of those days it…

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Snow inspiration


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1. When I woke this morning, I genuinely didn’t have a clue what was to face to me today. Drawing back the curtains, I was faced with a blanket of whiteness. Snow? I know that they were kind of saying,…

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Snow inspiration

1. When I woke this morning, I genuinely didn’t have a clue what was to face to me today. Drawing back the curtains, I was faced with a blanket of whiteness. Snow? I know that they were kind of saying,…

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Library Thing: author cloud

I’ve joined LibraryThing, and have entered details to most of my children’s novels, and the results are quite interesting (although Enid Blyton seems to feature surprisingly high…) Pam Adams | Richard Adams | Allan Ahlberg | Joan Aiken | David…

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Library Thing: author cloud

I’ve joined LibraryThing, and have entered details to most of my children’s novels, and the results are quite interesting (although Enid Blyton seems to feature surprisingly high…) Pam Adams | Richard Adams | Allan Ahlberg | Joan Aiken | David…

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Sunday Snowdrops

It was a gloriously sunny, winter morning today – you know, the kind that makes you really feel alive, so I headed out to Stowe Landscape Gardens and my pilgrimage to snowdrops(my favourite flower)… Snowdrops Originally uploaded by shepline on…

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Book Feast

After a pleasant walk in crisp, January air and a winter sun, I headed down into Oxford for some leasurely Sunday afternoon book browsing, and of course had to buy some!! 🙂 Quite a nice deal though, as I still…

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Somewhere over the rainbow

1. In preparation for my Wicked theatre trip next month, I watched the remastered version of The Wizard of Oz tonight. I can’t remember when I last saw it but it was once upon a (very, very) long time ago….

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The blustery day (reprise)

1. Yes, dear readers Britain has once again been ravaged by storms. And yes it has been very bad in places (did anyone see the footage of that aeroplane trying to take off from Birmingham airport?), but like all of…

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