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Returning to Italy…

“Ciao”, or “salve”, as the expression goes nowadays. It is really cold here in Tuscany at the moment. As I write, I am wearing two jumpers – one of them a thick Aran faithful, plus my cosy socks. Not many … Continue reading

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A change

They say a change is as good as a rest. It’s hard work packing up to leave the country for six months. And to drive one thousand miles from West Sussex to Tuscany. But we enjoy it, despite the laden … Continue reading

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Daisy, Daisy, give me your cover do!

I’ve just met another Italophile via social media and this post is an antipasto for a future Italian feast with Daisy James. For the time being, just let me tell you that her new cover was revealed yesterday and I’m … Continue reading

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Chatting with Carol Thomas again…

    It’s so good to be sitting with Carol again in the holiday sunshine and talking about writing. She’s released another book recently and I love the catchy title. First of all, tell us a little about “Maybe Baby”. … Continue reading

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My Top Twelve Tips for Healing Insomnia

Originally posted on Watching the Daisies:
Does fibromyalgia cause insomnia or does insomnia cause fibromyalgia?  I do not have a definitive answer. However, I do know that insomnia can wreak havoc on health and well being. I first succumbed to fibromyalgia in…

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Chopping, changing and other challenges…

  On Friday, to my delight, the new cover for my first Tuscan novel was released by Bookouture. As hackneyed as it sounds, this is a dream come true for me because I have a two-book contract with this amazing … Continue reading

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Digging up history

Meet John Broughton, an author from Lincolnshire who came to Italy for a year in 1986, met Maria, and stayed ever since. I had an appointment with my friend in a little bar near Pompei, about half way between our … Continue reading

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Guest Interview – Angela Petch

Originally posted on Patricia M Osborne:
Today I am joined by fellow Chindi author, Angela Petch, to talk about her writing including her latest novel, Mavis and Dot. This week Angela is Chindi’s Author of the Week. Hi Angela, thank…

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Love and the beauty of age…

  I read that in Finland and Estonia, Valentine’s day is an occasion for honouring friends and “significant others”. Well, today, I’m honouring Mavis and Dot and senior people. Mavis and Dot are both retired, in their late sixties. Walk down … Continue reading

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Beach hut escapades

Originally posted on Lexi Rees:
Every time I walk my dog past the cute wooden huts on West Wittering beach, I dream of owning one. I’ve even got a shortlist of my favourites. I chat to the owners of several…

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