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Change, football training, and special bonds

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“What time is my football training?” “Is it time to go yet, mummy?” “Are we going yet?” “Is it football training time yet?” “Can we go to football training now, mummy?” Trainboy must have asked these questions and many other … Continue reading

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A couple of steps back…

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Once again, its been a while since I blogged. I know I am beginning to sound like a broken record, but it has been an eventful year so far. When I wrote my last blog post back in February, I … Continue reading

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The dog ate my blog posts

Honestly. I’ve been meaning to blog for ages. I’ve had, and lost, the best blog ideas ever! I’ve just not got around to writing them down… So wordpress now kindly reminds me that it’s been nearly seven months since my … Continue reading

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The “big cockroach” submission trap

  Sometimes, the fear of rejection is worse than getting the bad news. While I’m in Greece, I’ve come across quite a few cockroaches; something to do with the heat apparently. And with my knight in shining armour back in … Continue reading

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An extended absence…

I’m sitting outside my rented flat on the outskirts of a little village, looking out to a little bay. My gaze focuses on the platinum band between the deep cobalt blue of the sea and the paler blue of the … Continue reading

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Greek Elections: Who would you vote for?

As the world watches Greece go to elections in a crucial race that will determine the fate of the country, Greeks are  faced with a stark dilemma. Who should they vote for?  In fact, who would I vote for if … Continue reading

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Lucky 7

Lucky 7 is a bit of a blog challenge, writerly fun, and probably a bit of a confidence booster for us unpublished writers that are fairly obsessive about letting go of our babies! And it seems I’ve been tagged by … Continue reading

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The Wolf Gift by Anne Rice

I’ll start this review with a simple declaration. Anne Rice is my favourite author. Ever. It doesn’t matter whether she writes about witches, vampires, angels or even Jesus. I’ve read everything she’s written. Everything. I’ve even read her less known … Continue reading

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My view on the Greek debt crisis

        With the Greek debt crisis still dominating the news, I wonder if you know that Greek public debt was only 20% of GDP in the early 80’s. It only took 30 years for Greek politicians to … Continue reading

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The Sense of an Ending, by Julian Barnes

This book stared at me, slim and effortlessly attractive, from the bookshelves of my favourite Manchester bookstore. I had heard the praise for writer Julian Barnes and everyone knows that The Sense of an Ending won the 2011 Man Booker … Continue reading

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