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The Emotional Power of Clothing to Inspire Writing

  An old acquaintance sent me a message a while ago. A photo of my ex’s jacket, draped on the back of a chair. ‘Is this blah-blah’s? Did he leave it here after dinner last night?’ She’d made a mistake. … 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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Yoga & Writing Retreats In France

Find peace to discover the power of therapeutic and creative writing, gentle yoga, mindfulness meditation, guided country walks and wild swimming to uncover  the wonder in your life and unlock your creativity at Little French Retreat. The week is fuelled by … Continue reading

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Life Blood-Breast Cancer Part 4

    A testimonial I received recently, unrequested, about my work… ‘I want to thank you Elaine, you have been a real inspiration to me. Apart from being genuinely fun(and tasty!),  your sessions have given me what quite a lot … Continue reading

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Breast is Best- Breast Cancer Part 2

The thing about breasts, my breasts, is that I associate them with my kids. Not sex. I never had tits until I was 16. I remember a projection evening in Basingstoke, circa 1966. An image from me on a beach … Continue reading

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How To Become A Writer

With sincere apologies to Lorrie Moore First, on your inaugural day at primary school, identify your chosen tool of self-expression and stick a wax crayon up your left nostril. It will guarantee instant attention, a crowd reaction and great PR. … Continue reading

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Write it Down! Writing Retreat Booking Info 2015

From €1600 – seven nights, including all luxury accommodation, meals, wine, excursions and workshops plus transfer to and from Finca Buenvino: only travel to and from Seville to add. Jeannie Chesterton’s coooking at Finca Buenvino is recommended by Thomasina Miers … Continue reading

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Writing, Walking and Meditation Retreats 2015

 All photos by Tim Clinch June 6 -13, July 18 – 25, September 5-12, 7 nights My Spanish retreats for 2015 are set at the beautiful Finca Buenvino, an elegant and luxurious country home owned by Sam and Jeannie Chesterton recommended … Continue reading

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Why You Should Write Down Your Life

My parents, Audrey Bright and Alan Kilford who both worked for the GPO, kept small leatherette diaries. These record their first meeting in 1947. Over the past few years I have cobbled together my thoughts on writing, and why each … Continue reading

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