Tag Archives: autobiography

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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The Power of Writing It Down

Because I’m far too often attached to social media, because I sometimes have a rubbish diet, drink too much and exercise too little, because I live too much indoors on my own and not enough outdoors – especially at this … Continue reading

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My Mother’s Diaries

Photo courtesy of Archivist magazine. When my mother died in 2004, three months after my father, I was convinced they’d hatched a plot to disappear on yet another unaffordable fancy cruise. In their 57 years together, they’d never spent more … Continue reading

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Why You Should Write A Journal

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Creative and Dream Writing Holiday, Mallorca

Please go to our fabulous new website for more photos and information: http://write-it-down.co.uk/  Write Down Your Dreams Retreat, May 7-14, La Serrania, Mallorca A special opportunity to join writer Elaine Kingett and dream guide Monika Evans in beautiful Mallorca for … Continue reading

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Things I’ve Learnt – Breast Cancer Part 14

With Sarah Maxwell, personal trainer and the woman who gave me back my body. Thanks to Finca Buenvino for the location. Photo: Georgia Read-Cutting   In no particular order… 1. Don’t put your Aloe Vera in the ‘fridge unless you’re … Continue reading

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Radio 2 – Breast Cancer Part 13

I’ve hit the wall – 10 days into radiotherapy, five more to go and suddenly, sitting still seems such a good idea. Gazing at my laptop screen, planning what I would do if I could be arsed. Listening to Snatam … Continue reading

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Radio Routine – Breast Cancer Part 12

    Simon Patterson, ‘Cosmic Wallpaper’ My brain runs riot, my eyes jiggle and jump. My dreams are escape plans to nowhere; reconsidered, reconstituted  relationships; obstacle races through unfathomable mazes.  My heart pounds, my head aches. I’m coming off Citalopram. … Continue reading

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Writing Holidays, Spain

Please go to our new website for more info and photos: http://write-it-down.co.uk/ WRITING, MEDITATION AND WALKING HOLIDAYS at FINCA BUENVINO 2016 ‘I’ve been on many creative writing courses and this was the best.’ CHRISTINE, teacher. ‘I loved being part of a group … Continue reading

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Showing-Off – Breast Cancer Part 11

Before with biopsy bruise and after, or at least up ’till now. Jackie Collins has died, after ‘secretly battling with breast cancer.’ Why ‘battling’? Why ‘secretly’? The terminology of cancer diagnosis, prognosis and treatment infuriates me. Of course, I respect … Continue reading

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