Do you need a Retreat?

February 2, 2021
"Retreat? From what? Why on earth would I do that? I am a woman with a million and one things to do at home, why would I retreat?” Retreating from home One of the Cambridge dictionary definition of retreat is a move back by soldiers or an army, either because they have b...
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"The Three Quills are Born?"

“What?” “Never?” “It can’t be true.” “But it is.” “Who are they?” Jen Yates, Leigh D’Ansey and Caroline Bagshaw have pulled on their muslins, donned their jewels, and whipped out their feathered nibs. Together they are The Three Quills, not to be conf...
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What do you say to a 500-word writing challenge each day for the rest of your life?

I am a writer but haven’t published my first novel yet. It is on its way. Still in the womb. In the past twelve years I have written creative pieces, travel stories, and my journal, but have I published? The answer was a big fat NO! Until last year, when my dear friends Je...
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Learning to dance

“May I have the pleasure?” Before a lady could accept such an offer from any suitor she needed to learn to dance. ...
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Freedom

November 12, 2020
Ah! Freedom is a noble thing! No words are truer now than they were in 1376 when John Barbour wrote them. Inspiration Here I was rummaging in my Granny’s library for something else and came across this mighty poem. It resonated with me, brought Scottish friends to mind, a...
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