Author Archives: Ann Williams

Window Shopping

As a child I remember going to London just to see the windows decorated with magical scenes for Christmas. The big department stores created whole scenes that stopped people in their tracks whilst children gazed and wondered. Later, Regent Street … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day 2

Yet another quote to inspire writers!

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Quote of the Day

When a new owner took over our village pub he started putting up daily quotes on the A-frame board. Adds a bit of interest to a daily walk and they have certainly been varied. Just a selection here. Firstly one … Continue reading

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Visiting the Postal Museum, London

A while since I have ventured into the capital but a group of us joined a coach trip at the weekend to visit the Postal Museum ( This proved to be worth the journey and there is certainly plenty to … Continue reading

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A berry interesting walk

Yesterday the sun shone, the current WIP was getting bogged down in detail and refused to flow smoothly so I took the camera and went off to stretch the legs and concentrate on a different sort of detail, the autumn … Continue reading

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Keeping a Diary

I was never very good at keeping a diary. I usually found one in my Christmas stocking, one year, two, – whatever was Santa thinking of – but it was rarely completed beyond January apart from a few birthday or … Continue reading

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Catching Up

The lack of posts this year has had more to do with technology than with a lack of time but hopefully I now have the treadmill set to a more even pace. Since I last posted the weather has been … Continue reading

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Costa Prize Winner

One of several books I got to review last year, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman, has won the Costa First Novel Award and justly so I feel. It was a book I was unable to put down … Continue reading

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What’s New?

A new year, a new start and a new computer. So Happy New Year. Shortly after the last entry on this blog computer problems began and within a couple of weeks things were clearly terminal. I battled on using a … Continue reading

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Lots of National Trust properties have collections of some sort , usually within the building, but Upton House has a National Plant Collection of Asters and they make a visit at this time of year extra special. The garden itself … Continue reading

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