Author Archives: kaypickard

Summer of Love (Supreme!)

This summer, 2 weeks ago to be precise, I experienced my first music festival. Not a unique experience I know, but at the ripe old age of 57, I thought I’d give it a go. I’ve also been a “mature” … Continue reading

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Write away week in Italy

It’s almost impossible to imagine a more beautiful setting in which to let the creative juices flow. Picture the rolling hills of Umbria, with its medieval villages perched high and scattered about strategically for extra impact and you have the … Continue reading

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Happy New Year?

OK, it’s exactly a month since New Years Day but I’ve been hibernating since December which was full to the brim with meals out, grand kids birthdays, concerts, pantos and back to back college assignments. So in January, all that … Continue reading

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Paris in mourning

Today French citizens stood side by side to mourn the 130 dead from the horrific attacks on Paris two weeks ago, on Friday the 13th November. Who would have thought that this memorial would be necessary a few short weeks … Continue reading

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Write Away weekend

Next weekend I will be treating myself to one of my favourite guilty pleasures; my third Write Away weekend ran by Ruth Brandt, tutor extraordinaire. The venue is a De Vere hotel – Gorse Hill, just the other side of … Continue reading

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September in Brittany

September is the favoured time for me and the other half to go on holiday. The kids have gone back to school and the weather is still warm enough to risk venturing to north west France and we were, indeed, … Continue reading

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Time: my guilty pleasure 

I don’t know about you but for me, there never seem to be enough hours in the day, or week, to do the things I want/need to do. This could be because I take on too many commitments, or it … Continue reading

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