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I've been creative writing all my life, though with various haitus(es) along the way. IFrom 2010 I started this blog and enjoyed sharing writing and other information with everyone. illness and bereavement supplied the more recent hiatus.

Thursday, 30 May 2013

Read For RNIB Day

Check out the link: Read For RNIB Day  If you live in the UK

I volunteer for the Royal National Institute for the Blind doing text editing to braille and large print; creating maps and diagrams in braille and large print and also doing some audio editing of others' beautifully read audio material for partially sighted and blind clientelle.

It's very satisfying and I thoroughly recommend it, so go on.

Do you read beautifully? 
Or can you take part in any of the other events to promote awareness and volunteer help?

Why not volunteer on 11th October for this worthwhile cause?

Saturday, 18 May 2013

What's your current read?

I started reading A Surfeit of Aunts by Daphne Coyne, 

It's available at www.Lulu.com 
and the write up states: 
"This book concerns life in the twenty-five years before and during the second world war. Born in 1922, my first ten years were very happy years. Things changed with the sudden death of my father. Because he was a vicar, the family had to leave the vicarage in six weeks with no home to go to and very little money. To help my mother, her three widowed sisters (the aunts) came on the scene. The only security, away from this merry-go-round of our family life, was in boarding school and then the services. My brother in the Army and I in the WRNS. I was a plotter and worked in operations rooms at several naval bases. The last one was shortly before the invasion began. I was sent to Fort Southwick, near Portsmouth. I worked here, in the underground, steel lined, plotting room of ‘combined headquarters’ as ‘Operation Overlord’ unfolded in miniature on the plotting table in front of me. When the invasion was safely under way, I was posted to ‘tactical anti-submarine training’ in Scotland."

So far I am loving it! Though I confess I shed a tear or two over the description of her father's death.

Also do you remember my Novel Films Blog fest?
Well, I'm also reading 
The Firm by John Grisham having seen the film a number of times. It's great seeing the similarities and differences.

What are y'awl reading? 

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Postal Delights: Scifaikuest

Instead of the bills and begging letters I usually get delivered through our post box, I got my first payment and copy of Scifaikuest.  

What an absolute delight!

Are you into Sci-Fi haiku?