Author Archives: elaine

Why Do I Teach Writing For Wellbeing?

I was thrilled recently to be interviewed by Lapidus International – the words for well being association of which I am a member, for their latest journal. Why do you believe in the importance of writing down your life? Primarily, from … Continue reading

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How To Be 70: Part Three – Body Confidence

The saltwater infinity pool at Finca Buenvino, September 2019, during my 70th birthday celebrations with friends and family. You see before you four women – 64, 44, 70 and 69. All in bikinis, and all standing proud. (And in my … Continue reading

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News & Dates – Writing Retreats Spain 2020

Write It Down! Spain 2019 is over – Bring on 2020! ‘It feels like Elaine has given me a precious gift that will last a lifetime – the confidence to write and the understanding of how to write. Where I … Continue reading

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How To Be 70: Part Two – Relationships

70 will be the first decade I’ll enter living alone. I do recognise how lucky I’ve been, but I’m not one of those older people who states, ‘I’ve had a good life,’ and sees positivity and contentment only in past … Continue reading

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How To Be 70: Part One

My mum and I Firstly, a disclaimer. I have three more weeks of being 69 before I hit the gate.  TB-perfectly-H, I’m amazed I’m still here. A well-spent youth of sex, drugs and rock n’ roll in the fashion business … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Being Alone

What living and travelling on my own has taught me On the beach in Portugal as a participant on a Heal The Healers retreat in January 2019 – thanks to Casa Fuzetta For the very first time in my life, I’m … Continue reading

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The Power of Nature

Photo of the Sierra De Aracena by Charlie Chesterton, chef at Finca Buenvino. Follow him on Instagram @foodsunandfun I’m writing this in a café in north London, down wind from the peppery scent of their Christmas tree. Outside, the sky … Continue reading

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A Story in Everything

I’m never naked, I’m never alone, I always have my friends around me. In bed, in the bath, on the beach.  I always have my constant companions. It started with a wedding ring in the early 70s. A three-band Russian … Continue reading

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Latest Dates of Workshops And Writing Holidays 2018-19

A purely typographical post for latest information on my writing workshops in UK and writing, walking and meditation holidays in Spain this year and next. All writing is in notebooks with pen or pencil on paper, no writing experience needed … Continue reading

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Women’s Writing Workshop [Mums and Babies Welcome] London N16

Exciting writing workshop news in Stoke Newington  On Wednesday October 3rd I am launching a new, weekly Write It Down!  Women’s Writing Workshop in north London. Where and when? Every Wednesday morning  10.00-12.00pm, central Stoke Newington, N16. What? Unique small … Continue reading

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