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Good Morning, 

I wanted to take this chance to say a huge 'Thank You' from the bottom of my heart to each and every one of you, my readers. 

I've received more than 150,000 hits here on my site since I started it and it is all down to you. 

I'm so humbled that you have continued to stay with me, read my blogs, my book reviews and more, and I offer my thanks for your continued support. 

I promise to keep reading the books to review for you, and keep my blogs updated as I go along, and keep you posted on my own progress as a writer. 

Thank You once again, and Cheers! to the next 150,000 hits!!!

Stay safe, look after each other and as always, Keep Reading! x

New York has always been described as a 'City that never sleeps'. Sitting at my tiny computer desk, tucked into the corner of our bedroom at 0245 on a Sunday morning, I can say the same for London. 

There's less traffic - periodically a night bus (not quite as cool as the one in the HP books) will pass, taking the remnants of Saturday nights revellers home, or a moped will buzz and wheeze its way up the hill close by, gears straining as it buzzes past up the road.

A few cars and vans pass - odd to think that there's almost as many people starting their day as there is ending their's. So where do I fit into all this? My insomnia has kept me awake since 0130. My sensible self knows I should be in bed asleep, its now 0250, what am I doing writing a blog post into my newly formed Writer's Journal?

Truth is, my writer's mind wouldn't shut off, even as I finished reading chapter 19 of "Midnight Sun" (review will be a few days yet) and put my bookmark into place. The only way for me to sleep now is to write down my thoughts and guess about the lives of those getting on or off the bus that has just pulled up at the stop outside, what is it that's bringing them out tonight, or should I now say 'this morning'?

I know I'm likely to oversleep again if I don't set an alarm, but it is Sunday and what's a reasonable time to wake up on a Sunday? Guess that depends on what you did the night before. 

I should note that I'm alone tonight so my middle of the early hours musing hasn't disturbed my other half's sleep, though I think he would be disturned to know that I've been writing this at such a silly o'clock in the morning. Finally yawning at a little after 0300, I think I'll head back to bed. Most people count sheep when they can't sleep; Writer's, well me anyway, write blogs in journals to type up when they eventually wake up in the morning!

I won't be counting my speeling, grammar and punctuation errors. I have a sleep deprived excuse and I'm sticking to it!

How do you sign off something written in the small hours? Good Night? Good Morning? Well whatever it is, I hope you have a good one and I'll see you in a few hours when I'm awake and have coffee. X

P.S. I woke up at 0830.

Hi everyone, welcome back to the blog; or if you're new here, welcome! I'm happy to have you.

As you may know if you've read my last blog post, I recently lost my beloved Nanna at the age of 96. I'm still a little traumatised by the loss, my Nanna has been a fixture in my whole life up to now and the thought that she's gone is like a hole in my heart that will never be filled. I adored her. I can't help but think about all of the things that my Nanna won't see me do now, like publish my books, get married, maybe have children (gods and health conditions permitting). So I write for my Nanna's memory and will continue to do so as that is exactly what my Nanna would've wanted me to do. 

I'm in the middle of moving to London, a huge move for me and for more than one reason, firstly, it means moving around 135 miles from my current home and the place I was born, Nottingham. Secondly, and important to me is that this is the first time that I will have actually lived with someone other than my parents in over a decade. I sympathise with anyone moving house right now. I didn't realise how much stuff I had until I decided to move house. Wow, the gunk you acquire in 10 years is scary!

Good news is I'm still writing, nothing will stop that. I remembered to bring one of my working draft notebooks with me for a book/Novella I'm calling "Mother Knows Best". I plan on this being a spooky ghostly affair with a hint if murder and intrigue in it. Of course I'll let you know how I get on. 

Don't forget to check out my book reviews, 2 new ones were posted today and there might be a third yet! At least there will be a couple more by the end of the week. You might just find your new interest somewhere in the listings.

Well that's it from me for now, so stay safe, look after each other and as always, Keep Reading! xx

Hi everyone, 

Just a little update to ask for your patience with me. 

I was informed late on Thursday night that my beloved and adored Nanna passed away at the age of 96. 

Needless to say, I'm devastated. I ask for a little time to grieve and I beg your patience with me at this time. 

Thank you x

Stay safe, look after one another, tell your family and friends what they mean to you as one day it will be too late. 

Good Morning! Welcome back to the blog. 

So much has happened in the last few weeks, what with lockdown due to the pandemic. I finished crocheting my first ever blanket, I began working on some new diploma courses and now I'm making final arrangements to make my move to London permanent. 

I have a lot of sorting out to do in the coming weeks and I think the local charity shops will make a fortune on the items they'll be receiving from me. 

So what else has been happening? I've been coming up with new ideas for stories and books which I hope to make inroads in writing once my move is finished - getting stuck into a new plot line while packing and is maybe not the best idea, even for me. Of course, I'll let you know how I get along. 

I'm going to keep this blog short and sweet, but I will update you on progress as I go along. 

Take care, stay safe, look after each other and as always, Keep Reading! xx