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Reflecting on 2015

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Reflecting on the past year gives me just as much pleasure as planning for the year ahead.
Here are some of my new experiences from 2015: I joined a new writing group, have continued to write short stories and articles which have been published online and which I have presented on local radio.I managed my first story in print and won a book token for my first ever book review of “Finding Mr Goldman” which I read out at the launch.
Family and friends play a significant part in my life and I think it important to mark occasions with a celebration whether it be a birthday, holiday or just a time we can get together. We have welcomed one great nephew and two great nieces this year and attended a same-sex wedding of a woman who has been a friend of mine since our first day at primary school.


Gardening brings me much enjoyment.I am still volunteering at the community allotment and we held a successful garden party to raise funds for it.My granddaughter offered my services to both her school and …

Luxury in Lanzarote

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Family weekend in London

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Harlow Carr in November

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Just had time for a whistle stop walk around the gardens to blow away the cobwebs.It gets dark so early at this time of year. Very few notable plants and shrubs apart from some early hellebores, dogwoods and viburnum blossom. However, there was seasonal decoration















Beautiful bark on the Winter Walk
Colour by the pond
Attractive pot planting for this season
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