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Women at War

I have been attempting to write a novel about World War Two women Aviators. The stories are taken from information that I have gleaned from reading about these remarkable women and I have added my own imagination to create stories around them. NIGHT WITCHES Russian...

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Six Weeks

It was a beautiful day and we went en famille down to the field to muck out the horses, feed the chickens and generally tidy up around the place. The field is an area of outstanding natural beauty and the view across the valley epitomises all that is quintessentially...

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Making Progress

I can get up and move about without pain if I am very careful. I swing my legs over the side of the bed and remembering to stand up in a single positive move with my back erect I will feel no pain. If I lean forward or put one foot in front of the other, I will feel a...

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Cuba 1

I am in Cuba and so glad that I have come.i am also pleased that I agreed to join an organised tour with Philippa. There are only twelve of us on a small bus with our guide Will, who is a dead ringer for Peter Kay, the comedian. I don't think that I have laughed so...

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It’s Christmas Time

Five days before Christmas, cards that have not been sent may never be sent, last minute presents may be desperate presents, phone calls, emails, instagrams and electronic messages...... Roll on Christmas Day when we can finally relax and stop worrying about what we...

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Saumur

We arrived in Saumur in the late afternoon, the sun was still hot and we found a bar in the square where we sat and drank the light flinty wine of the region. I can't believe that I am finally visiting the Loire, years ago I studied wines and went to the Burgundy...

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Saumur

Well Saumur is delightful. Years ago I studied wines and got my advanced certificate in wines and spirits. I visited Bordeaux and Burgundy regions but never the Loire. I am in heaven. It is all that the books promised, the town is set on the banks of the wide river...

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Condom

Yesterday we made our way across the Pyrenees the easy way - through an 8 kilometre tUnnel and continue driving through the most stunning countryside before hitting the calmer more agricultural lowlands. We arrived in Condom in the late afternoon under a searing hot...

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