Monthly Archives: November 2015

As the world sheds tears for Paris . . .

. . . I thought that this piece of music, by musicians whom I have always greatly admired, including Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli, was most appropriate to share with all of my friends. It was recorded in this month, … Continue reading

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Review: Whisky Galore

Whisky Galore by Compton Mackenzie My rating: 5 of 5 stars This book is very amusing, and it is based upon a true story. It gives a great insight into why the simple lives of Highlanders and Islanders are to … Continue reading

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Lymington Artist’s Brilliant Poppy Tribute to the Fallen

As I was driving home this evening, I was listening to Louisa Hannon on BBC Radio Solent. She was interviewing Michael Turner, who is an artist from Lymington, Hampshire, who specialises in steel sculptures. Michael came up with a brilliant … Continue reading

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No Prejudice – No Hate

I recently posted a blog in Silver Threading’s Writer’s Quote Wednesday slot, and Ronovan’s Be Wonderful on Wednesday page, regarding my strongly held view on prejudice. Today, I spotted the following image on Facebook. It says it all really. The … Continue reading

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3 Minute Song with a Health Warning for the Politically Correct

Although this song was performed by Tim Minchin at the Royal Variety Show in 2011, it has not dated and it has me in stitches every time I hear it. It will be forever on my YouTube “Fun” playlist. Even … Continue reading

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Near Death Experience – or just a ride in the park?

I already posted this incredible video on my FB page, but I felt that it merited a place on my personal blog too. Just standing at the top of the run would scare the #### out of me. This guy, … Continue reading

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Incredible Solar Images from NASA

I really don’t have to say too much about this, apart from recommending that you take some time to watch this amazing video from NASA. If you want to see more, just click on this link.

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Scene 10/04 Momentous Mountains

Originally posted on sheri j kennedy ~ Riverside:
My NaNoWriMo novel this year is set here in the Snoqualmie Valley in 1910. I thought I’d share an excerpt where Miss Livingstone looks up to Mt. Si as she contemplates taking a journey on an…

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Writer’s Quote Wednesday – The Power of Vulnerability

Guest Host: Ronovan of RonovanWrites and LitWorldInterviews.com On behalf of Host in Transit: Silverthreading and Writer’s Quote Wednesday A while back, a very good friend of mine and I sat down and went through some SWOT analysis on each other. … Continue reading

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Breathing life into your characters

Originally posted on Word Craft: Prose & Poetry:
Father and Daughter by susan52: DeviantArt I’ve been thinking a lot about role models and how they influence a writer’s work; the ways this translates to our readers. There’s a reason writers…

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