Monthly Archives: March 2014

My Day of Thank Yous!

One of the joys of having your own blog is that, within the confines of legality, you can write pretty much anything you want to write.

So today, for me, is a day of “Thank Yous.”  I have so much to be grateful for, and, walking through my beloved St James Park yesterday, where the daffodils and crocuses are out in bloom, just made me realise how fortunate I am.  Thank you Universe, for all that beauty!

Thank you to everyone who reads this blog!  Anyone who knows me knows that I am preparing myself for my future life if I am made redundant later this year, hence writing as much as I can now.  This is a showcase for some of my work; so thank you all, and please keep reading.  (And, if you like the posts, maybe you would consider “liking them” on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.)

Next, I want to thank my friends and family.  In particular, I’d like to thank my friend Anne Germain.  Anne and I have been friends for many years, since we first worked together, and have shared tears and joys and the odd glass of wine or two!  Anne took the plunge and started doing what she loves a number of years ago.  I’ve had a number of private readings from her, and I can tell you, she is spookily accurate.  Always makes for an interesting evening, when she can tell me what’s happening in my life before I know about it!

You can check out her website at

I’d like to thank Linda Formichelli, a freelance writer.  I don’t know Linda personally, but I wholeheartedly recommend her book “Write Your Way Out of the Rat Race,” not just for wannabe writers, but anyone who is thinking of becoming self-employed.  And while I’m on the subject of writers’ resources, thank you also to Sheryl Jacobs for “50 Freebies for Frugal Writers.”  There are lots of other books out there, but I haven’t read them all yet.  (Note the word “yet.”  I’m sure I’ll get around to it.)

Lisa Irby is another one of my heroines.  She has a website about setting up websites, and she explains things in a really simple way.

Sophie Lizard is also a favourite.  With so many resources available on the web, sometimes it’s hard to know which ones are worth looking at.  I’m not saying that none of the others are any good, just that these are ones I like.

Thank you everyone, for all your help and support.  I’ll let you know on this blog when I publish my first book, and I shall pray that you all buy it.

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