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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Smarting from a couple of
rejections for my writing this month, I was delighted to learn that I won a
generous book token for first prize for my review of “Finding Mr Goldman” by
David Rhodes.I was invited to meet the
author and present my review at the launch.
Also speaking was Emily, a
Zimbabwean refugee who told us her harrowing and thought-provoking tale and who
has at long last been granted leave to remain in the UK.She also gave an overview of issues facing
refugees in our region.After hearing of
her plight, the issue of having my stories knocked back seemed decidedly