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When This is All Over …

03/04/2020 // by Jan Moran Neil

When This is All Over … by Ms Paige Turner Over the next few weeks and months send me your poems and any narrative up to 200 words about your thoughts, wishes, hopes, reflections on this time: what is happening in your world and what is happening to the world out there. Unpublished submissions from […]

‘A Kind of Grief …’

20/03/2020 // by Jan Moran Neil

‘A Kind of Grief …’ by Ms Paige Turner I’ve been in isolation all week and yet it’s been the busiest of weeks doing something which has been a lifelong anathema to me: cancelling. And I’ve been cancelled on. It’s a kind of grief. Having to let go of booked out evening workshops and a […]

‘Speaking with Confidence’ by Ms Paige Turner

11/03/2020 // by Jan Moran Neil

I am tutoring this course so no pressure on me then. AT: Gerrards Cross Memorial Centre, East Commoon, Gerrards Cross, SL9 7AD ON: Saturday 25th April TIME: 10.00 am until 3.30 pm COST: £45 COURSE CODE: A6ECO7AHO CONTACT: EMAIL: studentenquiries@buckscc.gov.uk www.adultlearningbcc.ac.uk TEL: 01296 382403 Delivering a speech at a gathering or wedding? Giving a talk […]

‘A Garden in my Ears …’

27/02/2020 // by Jan Moran Neil

‘A Garden in my Ears …’ by Ms Paige Turner Fish Hoek Scribblers in Cape Town guinea-pigged my ‘Birth of an Idea’ workshop this last week and grateful I was to the 17 writers for being patient with my blocked right ear. In my writing I’m always endeavouring to ‘hear myself better’. At times this […]

On Reflection

18/02/2020 // by Jan Moran Neil

‘On Reflection’ by Ms Paige Turner A group of Creative Inkers has put together this anthology of poetry and prose and I’m looking forward to attending their launch at Beaconsfield Library, 2.30 pm on Tuesday 3rd March. Ladies. Very. Well. Done. I’m also looking forward to leading two evening workshops: ‘The Birth of an Idea’. […]

God and Lipstick … by Ms Paige Turner

02/02/2020 // by Jan Moran Neil

God and Lipstick My first day! My first client! Oh, my God. And her completed form tells me she’s eighty seven. I’m giving her Bubble Bliss Heaven. Number sixteen massage on the Client Care List. I say, “I hope you have a lovely stay. Is your lipstick Max Factor? Or X Factor? Let’s make a […]

‘From Planet Janet …’

12/01/2020 // by Jan Moran Neil

‘From Planet Janet…’ by Ms Paige Turner I was going to write this short blog before the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s (or are they still?) announcement last week that they were ‘stepping back’ from Royal Duties. This must be in part because the duchess (is she still?) believes that one should ‘thrive and not […]

Happy Writing …2020

29/12/2019 // by Jan Moran Neil

‘Happy New Decade …’ by Ms Paige Turner At this time of year, there are no better words than the ones our three year old granddaughter was heard to say on Christmas morning, midway opening a tumultuous pile of presents, ‘I need to go and lie down …’ If you feel this way, then go […]

Happy Boris Christmas, then …

17/12/2019 // by Jan Moran Neil

Happy Boris Christmas, then … by Ms Paige Turner Just wanting to thank Catherine and her ravishing refreshments for the last of the Creative Ink evening workshops in Amersham. That litless road at night was getting too much for me. And I thank Catherine for hosting these workshops for the last seven years. I think […]

‘The Significance of the Original …’

28/11/2019 // by Jan Moran Neil

‘The Significance of The Original …’ by Ms Paige Turner Here follows an excerpt from my Slice of Memoir Story ‘The Great and the Good’ which I wrote in 1997 and was published in my collection ‘Serving Bluebird Pie’. ‘The day after my father’s mother died, I took the train up to Victoria with him. […]