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Yesteryear

July 17, 2007

Mothers and Daughters

1910 – Lucy and her sister Eva are devastated to learn on their father’s death that he had married their mother bigamously, making them illegitimate. If that isn’t bad enough, their father seemed to care nothing for them when he willed his entire estate to his legal wife leaving the girls and their mother Sylvia destitute.

In desperation Sylvia borrows money from a scheming loan shark Stan Naylor and when she can’t make monthly repayments he demands Lucy settle the debt in kind and he won’t take no for an answer.

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Out in June

July 14, 2007

Latest book

My latest book Mothers and Daughters came out in June 2007.  I am already halfway through my next book.  I won’t reveal the title yet but intend to keep it a secret for the time being.

    Love Letter I have six months to finished it. That may seem a long time but it is not really. There is  a lot of work and a lot of writing still to get through. 

Back to the keyboard!  

Day out

August 4, 2006

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Lovely day out at Strady Water Park, Llanelli. What a beautiful place. There seems to be hundreds of swans – I’ve never seen   so many in one place.  All kinds of water birds to be seen.

I loved my day out.

   

Freedom

April 19, 2006

 Bunny  I finally finished my latest book. There was a great deal of rewriting and revision to do. But now it's sent off to the publishers. This is my tenth novel which hopefully will be published in the autumn – if I haven't messed up altogether!

 Electric 

 For a few weeks I'm free to do as I please – read, listen to music and generally laze about. Nice!!!  Of course I'm already thinking about the people who will inhabit my next book – they are talking to me, quite loudly this time, telling me things about themselves and their lives – I love that!

But before I chain myself to my keyboard again I intend to read as much as possible. What a lovely thought. Dorothy L Sayers, some regional sagas (I have to keep my eye on the competition), more crime and some sci-fi if I can find the kind I like, definitely not fantasy.

I must cram in as much as possible in a shortest time as possible. Before long the manuscript will return with more work to be done – suggestions from my editor – oh dear! 

 Bow Down 

I'll get through this, I know I will, but I always worry that it will be something too difficult to tackle. Oh come on! I'm a writer – there's nothing I can't tackle.

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 I hope!

  

Me and my Guardian

March 13, 2006


Monty’s got his eye on you. He’ll take no prisoners! He’s good housedog.

Took the Test!

March 8, 2006

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Tried the personality test courtesy of http://www.freda.org.uk/ and this is the result. I agree with some of the findings in that I do tend to live mostly in my mind. On the other hand I do often regret decisions I’ve made especially about items I’ve bought on the spur of the moment, and which I regret.
I wonder how this report was arrived at. Here’s the link:-

http://www.personaldna.com

Your Personal DNA Report

You are an Encouraging Idealist.
About You
You are an Idealist

As an IDEALIST, you are distinctive for your integration of confidence, imagination, willingness to explore, and desire for competence over style.
You have a strong capacity to comprehend the inner workings of things, finding new ideas and innovative insights to feed your curious nature.
You are quite comfortable in the realm of abstract thought. You don’t need a practical solution to every one of life’s questions.
You are comfortable with the decisions you make in life. You don’t need to second-guess yourself, or seek a lot of opinions before you make up your mind.
You enjoy the routines that you have created in your life, and don’t feel the need to shake things up just for the sake of change.
You generally succeed at what you do, and others would describe you as successful.
It is important to you that products be efficient – looking good has to come second to working well.
You aren’t the kind of person who needs to collect stylish items in an attempt to create an attractive environment – you know that what matters most is function, not style.
You’re not afraid to let your emotions guide you, and you’re generally considerate of others’ feelings as well.
You do your own thing when it comes to clothing, guided more by practical concerns than by other people’s notions of style.
If you want to be different:
You take time to explore your own thoughts and ideas, but this experience would only be heightened if you opened yourself up even more to others’ ideas.
Your faith in yourself and your lifestyle is well-founded, but the occasional foray into the unknown might broaden your perspective and help you see things differently.

How You Relate to Others
You are Encouraging

Your outgoing nature, understanding of others, and directness make you ENCOURAGING.
You want others to do well for themselves, and you generally believe in their abilities.
You often know what’s good for people because of your caring nature and your worldview.
When you care about someone, you don’t keep it to yourself: you are good at letting people know that you’re thinking of them.
Because you trust people, you take violations of that trust very seriously.
You thrive in large groups of people, and even though you know who you like and who you don’t like, you can interact well with many different types of people.
You have a healthy respect for people who have earned what they have, and you strive to be similar to successful others.
You are a loyal friend, and a good listener.
If you want to be different:
Sometimes, in the course of being encouraging, you can be a bit judgmental—this can make it more difficult for others to follow your advice.
While you are an expert at getting the most out of the world and taking advantage of many experiences, you might gain some insight by taking the time to be alone, reflect on things, or just observe the goings-on in the world.

Still, it’s something further to ponder over.

Housebound

March 6, 2006

Pulling My Hair Out This is just the way I feel. Fourteen days and I’m still hobbling about. I haven’t been able to step outside my door. My poor Hubby must think I’ve run away with the milkman.
How much longer?

Still suffering

March 2, 2006

Perturbed

Sciatia is still giving me a pain in the posterier.

Ten days – when will it end ?

Soon! Please!

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It’s snow all right

March 1, 2006

Figure Skating A surprise this morning – the garden is white, pristine, until my dog went out. Now is looks like an unmade bed.

Of course, it's not much of a garden but it's the only one I have. I am thinking of getting someone to do a bit of landscaping – well, tidy it up!

Too Funny

Weatherwise

February 28, 2006

Ice Skating

It is snowing but thankfully it is not sticking. Now we have sleet. I’m staying indoor where I belong at my age. I dread a fall. Keep warm that’s my motto. My city is on the edge of the sea with a barrier of mountains at the back so often we escape the worst of the snow.

Having my hair styled today. Hairdresser is calling at my home. I hate getting my head wet in this weather. There we are! Pride doth pinch. I need a haircut. I’m beginning to look like the Wild Woman of the West.