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Why You Should Write A Journal

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Creative Writing Holidays in Spain

WHERE: Finca Buenvino, north of Seville. Sam & Jeannie Chesterton’s family home, the perfect place to escape, relax and re-discover your creativity. With 150 acres of sweet chestnut and oak woods, streams, gardens, natural rivers, springs and salt-water , heated … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Monsters – Breast Cancer Part 10

Print by Jan Irvine ‘Can I book you in for radiotherapy ?’ ‘But I haven’t had my results yet, it’s on Friday?’ ‘Oh, it’s just routine, just in case.’ Wham. I feel fine, I LOOK fine but who knows what’s … Continue reading

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Marked – Breast Cancer Part 9

Cancer is boring, it’s like the neighbour who pops in and eats all the biscuits and then asks if you’ve got any cake? It charges in and takes over. You need a secretary when you’ve got cancer, ‘She’s not in, … Continue reading

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I’m Scared – Breast Cancer Part 8

I’m scared. My kids are scared. What if I wake up on the evening of the 30th of July and they’ve sliced both my tits off? I’ve signed a form, they might. I’m sorry, this is not the time for … Continue reading

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I Don’t Believe In Fairies – Breast Cancer Part 7

Photo: Monika Evans I don’t believe in fairies or the healing power of crystals but I bought one with three points when I was trying to conceive my third child, I don’t believe in astrology but I religiously read my … Continue reading

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