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National Walking Day – April 1st

by Karen J Mossman | Mar 6, 2023 | Author Post | 0 comments We all know that walking is a health benefit and we should do more of it. One thing we shouldn’t do is measure against other people. ‘Oh, they do more that I can ever do, so what’s the point?’ Well, the point is that we are all different… Continue reading National Walking Day – April 1st

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International Tiger Day!

In honour of this day here is a cross stitch picture I did back in 2003. I really loved stitching this one. I remember taking it on holiday to Anglesey and would sit in the lounge of the B&B stitching. Lots of people took an interest in what I was doing, and it was nice… Continue reading International Tiger Day!

Animals, Articles, Nature

National Pet Memorial Day

Most of us have had pets that we have loved and lost. On the 13th September is National Pet Memorial Day, and it offers you a moment to think about a pet that loved. Many of us don’t like to go there because of the sadness it can bring us. So why not use this… Continue reading National Pet Memorial Day


Inner Peace

by Karen J Mossman Many years ago I worked in an afternoon as a Messenger, which meant delivering and picking up post from various floors in the building. There was a guy called Colin, who one day said to me, 'People never sit and do nothing any more.' We were having a break between rounds… Continue reading Inner Peace

Animals, Nature

I’m Scared of Mice!

by Karen J MossmanI don’t know exactly when I became afraid of mice. Perhaps it was my mum telling me she heard a mouse trap snap in the night, then lay awake hearing the whoosh- whoosh of it being dragged across the floor. Or it could have been my sister who kept mice as pets… Continue reading I’m Scared of Mice!

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The Chicken Farm

by Jane Finch A few years ago I decided I would like to keep chickens. However, instead of buying pedigree chickens, I rescued some from a battery farm. I had seen pictures of them kept in small cages, never seeing the light of day, never feeling the sun on their backs, and never feeling the… Continue reading The Chicken Farm

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Musings on a dark and stormy night

In the face of the hurricane heading toward Florida, John Guzzardo thinks about the grammar police. Something that is always on the tail of us writers.

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Watching Hurricane Dorian plod slowly along up the Florida coast, I’m reminded of some of the difficult times which writers often face. It’s easy to get caught up in the hype of portrayals of “the life the writer,” and the pseudo-glamorous world of indie authors. Much like the “what my friends think” memes, Dorian gave me the opportunity to think about what it really means to be a writer and an author.

To be honest, you really have to love writing to be even try to be professional writer because, odds are, it will suck. Even the late Charles Schulz of Peanuts fame got in the occasion dig on writers through Snoopy’s frequest “it was a dark and stormy night” gag which, sad to say, has become the stereotypical opening to spot a really lousy writer. That said, here are a few things which crossed…

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