Monthly Archives: January 2016

Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge Week 10 Faces

When I saw Hugh’s Photo Challenge this week I knew that I had to join in the fun. I had just the photo in mind, and here he is, Mr Frowning Tree. Isn’t he extraordinary? I photographed him some time ago when I … Continue reading

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FRIDAY FICTION with RONOVAN WRITES Prompt Challenge #11

Today I am joining in with Ronovan’s Friday Fictions, a writing flash fiction challenge. Here’s the link to his blog if you’d like to join in too: https://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/category/friday-fictions/ His prompt this week to : Use the first line of one … Continue reading

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Bye Bye Retail Hello Writing!!!!!

As some of you might know from a previous post: https://kyrosmagica.wordpress.com/2015/12/13/retail-inspiration-yuletide-style/ I have been working as a Christmas temp in John Lewis Cambridge, and yesterday was my last day. It has been quite an enlightening and interesting experience in many … Continue reading

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My Kyrosmagica Review of The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of The Window and Disappeared

    Goodreads Synopsis: It all starts on the one-hundredth birthday of Allan Karlsson. Sitting quietly in his room in an old people’s home, he is waiting for the party he-never-wanted-anyway to begin. The Mayor is going to be there. … Continue reading

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Ronovan Writes Haiku Prompt Challenge: Crystal and Hope

  Well with a prompt like that from Ron there is just no way that I wouldn’t join in with the Haiku prompt challenge this week. Who could say no? Not me for sure. Here’s a link to Ron’s blog … Continue reading

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David Bowie’s Top 100 Books

Source: David Bowie’s Top 100 Books My friend Jade at Scatterbooker wrote this wonderful tribute to my hero David Bowie, which features his top 100 books, I just loved him and his music, he was such a creative and wonderful soul. So … Continue reading

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#Girllove Blog Challenge

Thank you to Janice at On the Land for tagging me in the #Girllove Blog Challenge. You can see her awesome post about this here: https://ontheland.wordpress.com/2016/01/07/girllove-blog-challenge/ #Girllove challenge, launched by Lilly Singh, a.k.a. Superwoman, on her  YouTube Channel. Lilly Singh is … Continue reading

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Guest Post by Hugh Roberts – How to Become a Successful Blogger!

Source: https://jemsbooks.wordpress.com/2016/01/11/guest-post-by-blogger-hugh-roberts-how-to-become-a-successful-blogger/ Hugh is doing a series of guest posts on Janice’s blog Jemsbooks about blogging – this first one is all about creating a wonderful About Me page. The About Me page is and always should be your friendly … Continue reading

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Ronovan Writes Haiku Prompt Challenge: Vast and Clear

  This week Ronovan’s prompt words are Vast and Clear let’s see, what can I come up with…. tricky… I’m feeling melancholy today, not a usual state for me, but one that often follows the aftermath of all the Christmas festivities. I … Continue reading

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Writer’s Quote Wednesday: Aging Disgracefully!!

For Writer’s Quote Wednesday I want to highlight a book that I am currently reading, The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson to celebrate staying young at heart, and getting up to mischief for … Continue reading

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