People's Friend have designated me this week's Writer of the Week ! I'm thrilled to be this week's Writer of the Week over at the Peoples' Friend website. My story will be published under the title 'Making Amends' in this week's issue, out in the UK on May 18th. ###
Those who have been following my recent posts will know I've been working on losing weight for a couple of months. I just asked Alexa (other smart speakers are available) for dance music in a bid to work off a cheese muffin (I did mention my approach to dieting was haphazard, didn't I?) The first … Continue reading Dance It Off
evaluating internet information
For readers in the UK who have asked, I've been told my story "A Stitch in Time" will be published in the People's Friend issue due out on May 18th. Photo by rovenimages.com on Pexels.com ### After a few attempts, this is my first success with the People's Friend. Thanks to everyone who sent good … Continue reading My story in the People’s Friend
Weight, that is. Like many of us, I have fought a lifetime battle with my weight. It's mostly been a rearguard action. I suspect early attempts to lose weight set up my metabolism at a developmental age to fight back. I did at least learn from that. My youngest child at the age of twelve … Continue reading Losing It
commas again - where NOT to use them.
This post is in response to Hugh's challenge at Hugh's Views and News. For every blogger who takes up his challenge, Hugh will donate £5 (up to a maximum of £250) to the British Red Cross Ukrainian Crisis Appeal (see below for details). Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com The first thing to consider when culling your … Continue reading Why I Unfollow a Blog
(even) more about commas
Today I read Sally Cronin’s Smorgasbord post about the late Sue Vincent and Mary Smith. Both are bloggers I followed. Sally's post includes a brief biography of each, which left me wondering how those of us who scribble away from a contained life in (relatively) comfortable circumstances can aspire to emulate writers with so much … Continue reading Changing My Perceptions
I follow this cobbie’s blog because… I’m from East London. I forward the Saturday Twitter snippets to hubby – from North London, but he doesn’t do blogs. I don’t often reblog, but this one strikes a loud chord that needs to reverberate further.
And yes, I am of the opinion that cameras are no threat if you’re not doing anything wrong. Britain is not Russia.
It saddens me that in today’s society if we drive into a bus lane a camera records us and we get a fine. Put two wheels in a yellow box and a camera records us and we get a fine. Do a u-turn where we’re not supposed to, recorded and fined. Stay too long in a car park, recorded and fined. Drop passengers off in the wrong place, recorded and fined. Yet a youngster gets stabbed to death in a park and there is an appeal for eyewitnesses and dashcam video because there is no money to be made in monitoring the places where our children socialise. I know it is not financially viable to have cameras everywhere, but it is possible, and that is the sad part.