Monday, 25 January 2016

A Broad Abroad: Moving House

I set up this blog back in December 2007. Many of my posts have been travel-related. Some of the earliest ones were a series called: Emails to the Big Chief, based on the messages I might have sent home (but didn't) to my mother while I was travelling in Russia.

Monday, 18 January 2016

It's About Time

After all the effort of getting ready for Christmas—an effort that we are encouraged by the shops to commence earlier each year—it’s sobering to think how quickly the holiday passed us by. I know time is supposed to speed up as one gets older, but I suspect for most people of any age, 25th December seems an age ago. 

The lights have come down, the trees are packed away or piled up at the allotments awaiting shredding. We’re half-way through January already! And, if the commentators are to be believed, 90% of us will already have broken—or will be on the way to breaking—our New Year’s resolutions. 

Monday, 11 January 2016

Elizabeth Chats With...Paul Toolan

One of the things I love about my adopted home in the South West of England is the large number of writers who live down here, and the level of networking and support that provides. This month, I'm chatting to Paul Toolan, another member of the new group, West of England Authors. Paul writes detective fiction.

Monday, 4 January 2016

SMART Self-Assessment

This time last year, I posted an article about SMART objectives, and listed those I was planning to achieve in the coming year. Getting ready to do a repeat performance this morning, I thought I’d better review last year’s list to see how I got on. So here goes: