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Jan.07.2010
Back to work this week but, due to the astonishing weather conditions, not for long. I managed to get everything up to date - or as near as darnit - on Monday and Tuesday, but then I woke up to a white and icy world on Wednesday, so worked from home. We'd assumed we wouldn't be able to get into the...
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Nov.26.2009
First of all, I must wish all our US friends and contacts a very happy Thanksgiving Day - hope it's all going swimmingly for you. Here at the other side of the water, however, I fear I have been overtaken by a determined wave of period pain (garrrgggghhh ....) so my day of pootling about and novel-...
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Oct.03.2009
Up at the crack of dawn today (lucky dawn ...) as Lord H and I were on the trail of the glossy ibis. Five of which had been spotted during the week in Dungeness RSPB reserve. We didn't manage to spot any at first, though we were compensated somewhat by a marsh harrier, black-tailed godwits and...
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Aug.25.2009
On this rather grey start to the day, here’s this morning’s meditation: Meditation 207 East of the watersthe question of where your heart restsoverflows the sense. Loveis a binding power, leading youthrough unsung paths where even nowyou fear to pace: follow it. At work, with Clare’s help, I’ve...
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Jun.20.2009
Am very pleased to say that All Romance Ebooks are now stocking both Pink Champagne and Apple Juice and Thorn in the Flesh, and Thorn in the Flesh even (at the moment of typing ...) appears on the front page of All Romance Ebooks, so that's been a bit of a thrill. And a special thank you to Leslie...
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May.04.2009
Was rather sent reeling by a rejection by the last publisher I'd sent my poetry chapbook, Salt and Gold, to yesterday. I don't know why - I'd fully expected to be rejected, as my poetry collections always are. So I don't know why I was so horribly upset but I was. God knows why I even bother...
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Apr.08.2009
Ye gods and little fishes, but I actually feel marginally better today. Bloody hell, eh. I discovered that some rather pricey castor oil which my natural health lady recommended for me a couple of years ago was still lurking in the cupboard, so in desperation I smeared it all over my throat and did...
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Mar.23.2009
This morning’s Bible reading was quite a jolly way to start the week (thank goodness) – I’d all but forgotten the story about Balaam and the donkey – so here are my thoughts on it: Meditation 98 It’s not the factthat the donkey speaksthat gets me but the factthat the prophet replies. It must have...
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Mar.21.2009
A sun-filled and surprisingly peaceful day today. Well, after the thrills and spills of the week, we probably deserved it. Here's this morning's meditation: Meditation 96 Rock gives birthto water, gushing, streamingover the people’s eager hands and parched mouths.The river gives life to all but...
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Feb.04.2009
Back into work today – goodness me but I’d grown too used to being off. It’s such a shock to have to wear my office head again. It’s looking a tad grimy, I fear. The fact of having to face no fewer than 90 emails was an added excitement. Goodness me, I’ve never been so popular. Mind you, 80% of it...