Monthly Archives: November 2015

What Is Advent?

In December of last year, I did several posts about different Christmas traditions in the U.K., plus one about the Lincoln Christmas market, which will be here again from next Thursday, December 3rd until the Sunday. So I decided to … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Writing a Trilogy

When I first started planning my ninth century novel about King Alfred and his battle against the Danes, I intended it to be just a single book. I’d spent a long time researching the period, as well as spending time … Continue reading

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The Shadow of a Book Promotion

Tomorrow, for four days (18th-21st November) Book One of my Viking trilogy, Shadow of the Raven, will be free again on Amazon. I know that many of you ordered a copy last time it was free – for which I’m … Continue reading

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Oops… I Wrecked My Blog!

Last Friday, I was happily playing around on my blog, updating my header image and adding extra pages for easier navigation around the different categories, when all of a sudden I received a message from WordPress. It informed me that … Continue reading

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Word of Week (WOW) – Helicoid

Word of the Week (WOW) is a weekly challenge created by Heena Rathore P. and is a fun way to learn new words every week. To participate, simply do a post with your word and leave the link as a comment on Heena’s … Continue reading

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The Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

Having only recently responded to one a blog award nomination, I still have three more to do – so I thought I’d better get on with them. I’m doing each according to when I received the nomination, and this one, … Continue reading

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A Penny For The Guy . . .

Originally posted on Millie Thom:
Spectators around a bonfire at Himley Park near Dudley Nov. 6. 2010. Author: S.J. Nikon -Sam Roberts. Commons Remember, remember, the fifth of November, Gunpowder, treason and plot. I see no reason why gunpowder treason…

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Remember, Remember…

Last November I wrote a post about how Bonfire Night, or Guy Fawkes Night, is celebrated in the U.K. today – and how different it is now to when I was growing up in the 1950s and 60s. In that … Continue reading

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Word of Week (WOW) – Guttersnipe

Word of the Week (WOW) is a weekly challenge created by Heena Rathore P. It’s a fun way to learn new words every week. To participate, simply do a post with your word and leave the link as a comment on Heena’s … Continue reading

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A Piece of Flash and a Frog.

This is a short story I wrote earlier this year, intending to post it for a flash fiction challenge (FFfAW) which had a duck pond as the prompt. In the end, I wrote a story about a witch and the … Continue reading

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