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If You Are at a Loose End …

20/10/2020 // by Jan Moran Neil

‘If You are at a Loose End …’ by Ms Paige Turner If you are at a loose end – and aren’t we all one way or another? Then think about writing up to 200 words for the anthology with the working title ‘When This is All Over …’The deadline has been extended until March […]

Extended Deadline … by Ms Paige Turner

02/10/2020 // by Jan Moran Neil

Thank you to all who have submitted to the anthology ‘When This is All Over …’ which is in aid of the Rennie Grove Nurses. Already there has been over 300 submissions from across the globe. In the light of events, the deadline is extended for another six months until March 31st, 2021. The key […]

Happy Coral Anniversary by Ms Paige Turner

19/09/2020 // by Jan Moran Neil

Bored Husband ‘Your husband has just called to say you can buy anything in this shop,’ the plaque reads. But my husband stares out to sea; examines the mainsails of catamarans whilst I examine the ‘Just Cruisin’’ swimwear. We know everything in life carries a price tag. Amongst the bric-a-brac there is another plaque which […]

The Magic and Madness of 2020

06/09/2020 // by Jan Moran Neil

‘The Magic and Madness of 2020…’ by Ms Paige Turner. Last night Mr Justin Case and I had a gander round some Amazon Prime films as we had signed up. Within minutes we had decided on viewing ‘The Professor and the Madman’ – the story of the laborious making of the Oxford Dictionary. That caught […]

Overstrung by Ms Paige Turner

25/08/2020 // by Jan Moran Neil

‘Overstrung’ by Ms Paige Turner Overstrung My moistened cloth dabs discord on your cream keys, which you have oiled with finger grease over years spilling tears, plodding keys to please. My veined fingers make amusical nonsense, like my wired voice post breakfasts tuned into “scales”. Here have we both played imperfect harmonies, plodding keys to […]

A Triolet for Laurie Lee

10/08/2020 // by Jan Moran Neil

A Triolet for Laurie Lee – 14.5.97 by Ms Paige Turner In last bi-month’s blog I wrote about the nine VIPs I had met and clean forgot about getting drunk with Laurie Lee. I tried to sell a feature to ‘The Oldie’ outlining this experience but the editor told me, ‘It’s difficult to find someone […]

Name Drop In Centre by Ms Paige Turner

02/08/2020 // by Jan Moran Neil

1. Chris Biggins 2. Kate O’Mara 3. Dr Liam Fox 4. James Corden 5. Elton John 6. Carrie Fisher 7. David Essex 8. Kenneth Branagh 9. Christine Keeler 10. The Queen I once drove Chris Biggins round Trafalgar Square in my mini whilst he opened the window and shouted, ‘Help. I’m being kidnapped’. Kate O’Mara […]

Name Drop in Centre by Ms Paige Turner

09/07/2020 // by Jan Moran Neil

Which one of these celebrities have I never met? Free assessment (up to 200 words) for the first one in with the correct answer! 1. Chris Biggins 2. Kate O’Mara 3. Dr Liam Fox 4. James Corden 5. Elton John 6. Carrie Fisher 7. David Essex 8. Kenneth Branagh 9. Christine Keeler 10. The Queen […]

‘Shakespeare’s Clock’ by Jan Moran Neil

30/06/2020 // by Jan Moran Neil

This is the title of my next novel and I have just signed with Cranthorpe Millner Publishers. It will be out next year. Let’s hope I will be able to launch in person. Spread your Lovely Words and Not the Virus. An Anthology entitled ‘When This is All Over …’ in aid of the Rennie […]

‘God Speed the Vaccine …’

13/06/2020 // by Jan Moran Neil

‘God Speed the Vaccine’ by Ms Paige Turner – Blog 243 Karen Gray-Kilfoil who runs the Scribblers Writers’ group in Fish Hoek, Cape Town has asked me to help her out in a Live Webinair meeting next week. She would like a list of topics writers can tackle for my ‘When This is All Over’ […]