Daily Archives: December 10, 2016


We left early and took a route that avoided all cities and motorways. It allowed the inevitable squeaks of delight from the driver’s seat to start early as we crossed the Pennines with the peak of Wildboarclough in the distance, … Continue reading

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Smoke-Hélène Vaillant #writephoto

Hibernating Bear awakens to the streaming sun   Daylight reaches deep within its cave an adventure is about to begin   Sliding down the mountain side walking through the melting snow Continue reading here: Thursday photo prompt – Smoke #writephoto

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Changing reading habits

Originally posted on Take Five Authors:
It was a holiday in Turkey some years ago which was the catalyst to a major change in my reading habits. I’d finished the last of the books I’d brought with me – three…

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New release! The Spirit Well – Legends of Windemere by Charles E. Yallowitz

Return to Windemere in THE SPIRIT WELL! Born from the light and darkness, Dariana can no longer avoid her fate. The final corrupted temple stands between the champions and Baron Kernaghan having their great battle. Only one problem: the Compass … Continue reading

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Guest Author – Dianne Noble: A love-affair with India

The first time I visited India I was ten years old, flying back to England with my parents and brothers after a three year tour in Singapore. Our RAF Hermes plane took almost three days, stopping in several countries to … Continue reading

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Ani’s Advent – the mince pie mystery

Dear Santa, We’ve sort of established that human two-legses are weird, right? Well, what about this whole mince pie thing they do every Christmas? “I’ll have to make some mince pies,” she says. My ears pricked up at that!In my … Continue reading

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Smoke – Stuart France #writephoto…

I know why we did it. Why it was suggested. It was Ned’s idea. Ned, with his ‘sacred tobacco’. Still, it could hardly have been sacred here, then… Continue reading here

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Tender #midnighthaiku

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