Life begins at 60?
Since I retired I have become a writer, flower arranger,judge for Yorkshire in Bloom assisted in and presented on a local radio station, volunteer on an allotment for adults with disabilities and help to run a social enterprise with profits going to mental health charities etc etc
I live in West Yorkshire and spend much of the summer at the Yorkshire coast.
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W is for Writing
I have always been an avid reader. Retiring
after a long career as a high school teacher, I began to write in 2012.I have had many short stories and travel
articles published on line and on local radio. I also have a novel on the go.I wonder if I will still be saying that next
have found the writing fraternity, like the gardening fraternity, generous to a
fault with their encouragement and advice.
TheWrite1Sub1 challenge has been a great motivator.Last year I went for the monthly challenge and
this year I have gone with the weekly one, although it’s a struggle.
sources of inspiration are a monthly local writing group and helping to produce
a programme for a radio station is another source of inspiration.There
are a host of bloggers featured on my blog who keep me going with their tips
and news of competitions (Patsy Collins http://patsy-collins.blogspot.co.uk
to name but one )and the facebook page Writers’ Office.
friends and family spur me on but don’t always respect the slots in the day I
choose two write.If I’m at the dentist
our having my hair done, they know I’m not available, but if I am ‘just writing’
they consider me fair game to devote my
time.That sounds as if I don’t want to
lunch/shop/go for a walk/spend time with them!