Category Archives: Special events

Royal visits & watching the RAF Red Arrows, being able to experience a special event adds so much extra value to everyday life.

As the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month dawns, I say thank you on Armistice Day

I don’t know anyone who has died during a conflict; during my childhood I met some who had survived World War II and they had incredible stories to tell, and I know someone who served in the Falklands and is … Continue reading

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Stonehenge SummerSolstice for family, friends and folk from across the globe.

 Stonehenge: there’s something about it isn’t there? It’s a family joke that I become very animated every time we drive past the site and combined with my childhood memories of being allowed to walk amongst the stones pre-barrier days, it has … Continue reading

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I asked @Natures_Voice if they had heard any news about the migrating Swallows and Swifts. I was in for a suprise…

When I made a vague Twitter enquiry about our migratory friends arriving, heralding the start of our summer, I was intrigued to see there is something of a definite pattern emerging: (I have left the Twitter names of the contributors so … Continue reading

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Red Bull Harbour Reach Lyme Regis

It was pure coincidence that I happened to be in Lyme Regis on Saturday 21 July 2012, I recall I wanted to enjoy that oh so Victorian jolly pastime of ‘taking the sea air’ and in their usual Saturday sloth-like manner, … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day – to celebrate our rights but also our strengths

International Women’s Day is celebrated annually on 8 March; when I first saw this event mentioned a couple of days ago, I thought to myself oh here we go again, yet another ‘national’ day so the card industry et al … Continue reading

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Soliciting your wares is no easy task; you need to reach out & touch but don’t overdo it.

When the Waitrose store in Crewkerne, south Somerset agreed to let me hold a book signing day in their shop on 24 November 2012, I was cock-a-hoop with excitement, although after the initial euphoria had worn off I did wonder … Continue reading

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Remembrance Sunday? I now realise it is every day we should remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

I went to my 8 year old son’s school Remembrance Service this morning. I hadn’t planned to go and was ready to make my quick escape the moment I had said goodbye to my offspring. But I was waylaid by a … Continue reading

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