Category Archives: Modern Life

Do We Live In An Age Of Information Overload?

We live in a world where knowledge is at our fingertips.If you have a question – ask Google. Apparently Google logs 2 billion searches every day! What did we do before Google? For me, as a child in the 1950’s and … Continue reading

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Should Writers Twitter?

I have just read a great book called “Twitter Your Business’ by Mark Shaw. One of the many quotes from the book that really  hit home with me was, “Twitter is not a broadcast station. It is a communication tool.”  … Continue reading

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Observations From A Different Coffee Shop

This week’s Friday observations are from a different one to my local. I’m away at the moment and spent a pleasant hour this morning in a delightful coffee shop in Alnwick. While I was there finishing of a poem for … Continue reading

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Observations From A Canal Barge – Life In The Slow Lane

I spent a lovely day yesterday with family and friends cruising along the Bridgewater Canal on a barge we hired for the day. We were celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary  (that’s probably another post for another day!) As we sedately … Continue reading

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Finger Painting

As a child did you ever do any finger painting. I used to love it. The end results were never much good (though my mum thought that they were brilliant!) but the mess I was allowed to make was great. … Continue reading

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Christmas Hangover

I usually find the time just after Christmas somewhat drab, as if something is missing. After all the hectic time getting ready for the great day and then the excitement of family, friends, presents and great food on Christmas Day, … Continue reading

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When Did You Learn To Read?

Why do we treat our teachers and schools so badly? I suppose it might be because they are such an easy targets. Everybody has been to school and for many that makes them educational experts. This certainly seems to be … Continue reading

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