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What’s in a Name?

13/04/2018 // by Jan Moran Neil

Blog 187 ‘What’s in a Name?’ by Ms Paige Turner Oh, everything. Many, many years ago ‘Woman’s Own’ magazine had a weekly section entitled ‘Call Your Baby This Week …’ and the week I was born suggested – Elaine Janet. My mother was obviously in a state of post-natal originality when she swivelled this suggestion […]

The Antagonist

28/03/2018 // by Jan Moran Neil

‘The Antagonist’ by Ms Paige Turner I know the UK is heading for a Snow Filled Easter and has had a basin of it but Cape Town would welcome a few handfuls. When the North West wind, that harbinger of rain blows through, Cape Townians clap their hands and are happy. Lack of Water was […]

Busy in Bourne End

24/02/2018 // by Jan Moran Neil

‘Busy in Bourne End’ by Ms Paige Turner The people in Bourne End are so community minded. There was a great turn out for my perf of ‘Red Lipstick and Revelations’ yesterday at Bourne End library. This was assisted by four former Creative Inkers who have seen the perf before but came to support and […]

Some Dates for Your Diary

28/01/2018 // by Jan Moran Neil

Some Dates for Your Diary by Ms Paige Turner Forthcoming perfs: This Thursday 1st February – Wycombe Sound Radio at 2.00 pm. Friday 23rd February – Bourne End Library – 10.30 – midday – free entry Wednesday 28th March – Off the Wall Poets, Scarborough, Cape Town Saturday 21st April – Words for the Wounded […]

Not Fizzing in Bucks

20/01/2018 // by Jan Moran Neil

Not Fizzing in Bucks by Ms Paige Turner I’m sorry my three blog readers that this bi-monthly is a week late but I have had an internationally unknown flu virus. This means that for the past ten days I have been feeding myself on a diet of clementines and daytime television. Oh, my. I now […]

What is Christmas?

22/12/2017 // by Jan Moran Neil

‘What is Christmas?’ by Ms Paige Turner Catherine Klyhn has been organising evening workshops at her home or at local venues which I tutor quarterly for a number of years. The Christmas workshop is always a fun thing. (I don’t know how Catherine manages to provide the copious wine and nibbles inclusively on the fee […]

‘In Search of the Holy Teddy Bear’

16/12/2017 // by Jan Moran Neil

‘In Search of the Holy Teddy Bear’ by Ms Paige Turner When I was three years old I went to the London Palladium with my mother, sister and her friend. This is important: that my elder sister and her friend came too. My mother was approached in the foyer and asked, as I was the […]

Living for a Thousand Years or More …

05/12/2017 // by Jan Moran Neil

‘Living for a 1000 years or more …’ by Ms Paige Turner Heather Smith is the chairman of Abbeyfield Residential Home in Gerrards Cross and an old friend. No, she’s not old but I’ve known Heather since I started teaching Creative Writing in Beaconsfield thirty years ago. How time flies and fugits. Heather has done […]