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Overcoming writer’s block

Do you suffer from writer’s block? I do.  I suffer from writer’s block frequently. Particularly when there are lots of things happening in my life and my brain is on information overload. Creating downtime, practising meditation, tai chi, and yoga, and walking, are all things I aim to build into my days to help empty […]

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Word of the week: Groovy

My job is all about ‘words’ and making ‘words’ work in the copywriting and web content writing world. So I thought I’d create a ‘word of the week’ blog spot focusing on ‘words ’that we just don’t seem to use much in our everyday language. And then I’m going to try and use these ‘words’ […]

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Word(s) of the week: ‘Manse’ and ‘Jinny’

My job is all about ‘words’ and making ‘words’ work in the copywriting and web content writing world. So I thought I’d create a ‘word of the week’ blog spot focusing on ‘words ’that we just don’t seem to use much in our everyday language. And then I’m going to try and use these ‘words’ as […]

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Word of the week: snow

  I know it’s an obvious choice of word this week, but the creativity that snow generates is amazing.  Instead of snowy ‘by the sea’ scenes (in Brighton) last year, I’m now surrounded by snowy ‘country’ scenes….and this was one of my favourite local scenes this week. It may not look very creative to you, […]

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It was National Freelancers Day yesterday….

And I tried to tap into being a ‘freelancer’ as much as I could. I found out quite a lot – here are 10 facts about  ‘working freelance’: The word freelance is a medieval word. It was first used by Sir Walter Scott who wrote about Sir Wilfred of Ivanhoe – a mercenary knight whom […]

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Word of the week – Pumpkin

In the theme of this Halloween weekend, my word of the week is Pumpkin.   ‘Pumpkin’ originated from the Greek word for large melon which is ‘pepon’. Apparently it was then ‘nasalised’ (also interesting word) by the French into ‘pompon’, referred to by Shakespeare as a ‘pumpion’, and finally americanised by the colonists to ‘pumpkin’. […]

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Word of the week – Billion

My job is all about ‘words’ and making ‘words’ work in the copywriting and web content writing world. So I thought I’d create a ‘word of the week’ blog spot focusing on ‘words ’that we just don’t seem to use much in our everyday language. And then I’m going to try and use these ‘words’ as […]

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Thursday is National Poetry Day

Poetry, for me, is creativity at its best, and I shall be making a big effort to get to at least one ‘poetry’ event on Thursday. Everyday this week, Jeremy Vine (BBC Radio 2, 12-2pm) is doing a ‘poetry’ slot, choosing a different theme each day and featuring guest poets. I love his Mr Gee […]

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NEW: Electoral Commission says Brexit Party must confirm identity of donors..or return cash. Big big problem for Farage because they literally didn’t ask for donor ID or location
https://t.co/cOgmhLtU4u

So this is not scientific at all. But in a couple of hours there have been more than 2000 replies and overwhelmingly they say @RoryStewartUK won the #C4Debate https://t.co/BBXQeKSp5w

What a cosy night in Dolly the Caddy Camper @bridgevilla campsite on the riverside @wallingford...friendly visitors and glorious riverside trees 🌲 🦆#treehugging #trees #vanlife #campervan #vwcamper

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