MarySmith’sPlace – Online creative writing workshops

Originally posted on Mary Smith's Place:
A couple of weeks ago I mentioned I’d been asked to deliver a creative writing workshop online and an online talk about the various routes to publication along with some marketing/promotion tips. I said I’d provide some further information – and here it is. These two – free – events are being organised by Aberdeen City Council Libraries who have designed a couple of great posters to advertise the events. As live events can still not be hosted in their library building they have worked out a series of digital online events. Participants… Continue reading MarySmith’sPlace – Online creative writing workshops

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – D. G. Kaye Explores the Realms of Relationships – February 2021 – Online Dating – Staying Safe

Originally posted on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine:
Welcome back to my Realms of Relationships Column at the Smorgasbord. In last month’s edition I talked about Online Communications regarding scam emails and how to beware of them. In this issue, I’m going to talk more about Online Romantic Relationships and what to look for when vetting potential mates. Back in the day, meeting potential love interests entailed going out and meeting people and mingling. Now this could happen anywhere, but in my heydays, going dancing at clubs two-three times a week afforded me the chance to meet many potential dates, despite my… Continue reading Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – D. G. Kaye Explores the Realms of Relationships – February 2021 – Online Dating – Staying Safe

Smorgasbord Short Stories – Life’s Rich Tapestry – You are never too old to be loved by Sally Cronin

Originally posted on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine:
At the weekends I will be sharing some of the stories from my collections and also new stories from time to time… I hope you will enjoy.. Today a story about and old guy who feels there is not meaning left to life…originally a Christmas story but love is not seasonal, it is all year around. You are never too old to be loved He was getting on a bit in years, his eyesight was very dodgy, and his hip was definitely causing him jip. His teeth were just about okay; he still enjoyed… Continue reading Smorgasbord Short Stories – Life’s Rich Tapestry – You are never too old to be loved by Sally Cronin

The Slow Return

The Slow Return hmm, what’s all that about? Well, before New Year I had a technical accident. Due in part to our beautiful Dante the Dawg. For Christmas Santa Paws had left Dante a lovely toy. A round gingerbread man complete with scarf and squeaker. Becca was sat on the floor playing with Dante and throwing the gingerbread man, I was on the lap top working. Suddenly the cry went up “No! He’s eating the scarf.” I turned around to try and help and bang half a can of Diet Coke upended all over my lap top. Cue frantic running … Continue reading The Slow Return

Guest Author: Sally Cronin: The Sewing Gene

Originally posted on Sue Vincent's Daily Echo:
It is lovely to have Sally Cronin as my guest today to bring back memories. As I have, like my grandmother, always ‘sewn with burnt thread’ as the saying goes, my dressmaking skills are minimal… although I always loved embroidery which I learned from my great grandmother. Thanks Sue for your kind invitation to share some family history and also news of my latest collection of stories. The Sewing Gene My Grandmother – Georgina They say that certain talents run in families, and whilst perhaps not genetically passed on through the generations,… Continue reading Guest Author: Sally Cronin: The Sewing Gene