Category Archives: new writing

I used to hate jigsaw puzzles…

I used to hate jigsaw puzzles… I could say – “Until I discovered Smirnoff” – but that would date me and anyone who remembers the ad campaign (and the awful jokes*) and baffle anyone who wasn’t in Britain in the … Continue reading

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Pre-Easter test of ingenuity…

Clue – 3rd and 4th course on the menu…

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Imagine how pleased I was to receive this from Totally4Women in 2016

Dear Lynne Thank you for sending in your entry to the T4W/Mangle & Wringer Short Story Competition.  We have spent the weekend reading over all the entries and are delighted to let you know that we all loved your story and therefore … Continue reading

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Symi

This is one of the many reasons people fall in love with Symi. I set my first novel, TERRIBLE WITH RAISINS, there. My next, JIGSAW ISLAND, features both Symi and, Leros – 6 ferry hours away. Every island has a … Continue reading

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Oh, to be on Leros now that Spring is coming

Martyn and I thought long and hard about moving to Greece, more specifically, to Leros. Then Brexit reared its muddled head and we decided to ‘wait and see’. Well, the waiting isn’t over and we still don’t know whether it … Continue reading

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What I was watching when I should have been (re)writing…

Martyn and I took a stroll down into Dawlish yesterday and look what we saw… a monochrome study but for the red beaks. There are now at least six adult black swans on Dawlish Water – and three nests, one … Continue reading

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