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How To Be 70 Part Two

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

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 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  10.30-12.00pm, at The Last Crumb cafe and work hub in … Continue reading

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Why People Love Write It Down! Writing Holidays

We thought you might like to read what guests are saying about our holidays this year and see some of the beautiful photos taken by one of our writers from Canada, Darlene Chrissley. Maybe you will take the leap and … Continue reading

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2019 Writing, Walking, Meditation Holidays – Spain

‘‘Elaine’s Write It Down! holiday is the perfect antidote to our hectic lives. A chance to take your foot off the pedal, recharge, refresh and get a new perspective. The writing workshops are top notch but there is so much … Continue reading

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How I Saved My Life

Creating my own happy ending       Portrait by Rachel Vogeleisen I fell for my Prince Charming when I was a teenager. But when I found myself widowed after a long and happy marriage, my childhood demons resurfaced with … Continue reading

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