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Glowing Testimonials on our 2019 Writing Hols at Finca Buenvino

Just in case you’re still deliberating on whether Write It Down! writing, walking and meditation holidays at Finca Buenvino are RIGHT for you, are worth the money or the effort involved, whether you would fit in or be able to … Continue reading

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The Stories Our Clothes Can Tell

Outer Hebrides 2012 When I recently suggested on Instagram that I was charity-shopping this jacket, the response was immediate, ‘Not the orange puffa!’ First spotted in the wilds of Cornwall in 2010, my Uniqlo men’s orange puffa has been my … Continue reading

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Stuff

Selling my flat in London and moving to a rented, furnished room in Seville means that once again, I need to sort out my STUFF. But when you’re a single parent, however old your kids, their stuff is your stuff … Continue reading

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Writing Holidays in Spain and Workshops in London 2020

Spain: A quick up-date on availability for my writing, walking and meditation holidays this year at http://www.fincabuenvino.com/ in the fabulous, undiscovered natural landscape of the Sierra De Aracena, north of Seville in Andalucia; 20th-27th June 2020 FULL 4th – 11th July 2020 – … Continue reading

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Change Is Good – Why I’m Moving To Spain

It’s usually the kids that go off travelling but this time, it’s the mother. I’m selling-up in London and swanning off to Spain. Not to the Costa Packet with it’s plethora of cafés serving up Brit food to Leave voters, … Continue reading

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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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