S*** Still Shouldn’t Happen

•June 28, 2015 • Leave a Comment

In memory of a young boy named Thomas by Gill Sainsbury.

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June 18th 2014 – RIP Thomas

I have a deeply personal and selfish interest in ensuring the loss of this young man’s life is marked in some way. It is OK to continue to miss someone and it is OK to mark the passing days, weeks, months and even decades.

On June 22nd last year I posted Sh** Shouldnt Happen in memory of Thomas, a young boy who lost the right to life just 15 years after being born with a hole in his heart. This has played on mind for the past few weeks.

Who remembered Thomas, who laid flowers at his grave? I don’t know, I truly don’t. But I do know life here is tough and the loss of life is accepted as more common.

Sh** – what I am saying is that the laissez – faire attitude I refer to regarding education – well you get…

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Sense and immersion part 2

•June 19, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Sense and immersion part 2.

Please read this weeks blog from Matt Harrill. Part 2 of how to use senses in your writing, if you missed Part 1 please scroll down to the post for the link.

Sense and immersion

•June 16, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Sense and immersion. This is Matt Harrill’s blog for the week. The first part of two in how to use the senses in your writing.

An important week at Good Hope

•June 16, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Not a piece of fiction from Gill in Tanzania this week, but snippet into the real life of the kids of Good Hope.

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Hello my friends.

The fiction entries of the past few weeks have taken me by surprise and the momentum has continued with this week finding me pen another story for these humble pages and yet this story, this week’s fictional piece has clamoured its way into my heart and cries out for further attention and possible competition entry. My apologies my friends, I am sure Rama’s story will find its way here one day, but not on this day.

Rama’s story is the tale of every child I meet at Good Hope. It is the tale of a kid who lives in poverty with family issues and difficulties of some sort or another. It is the tale of his desire to remain at school and succeed, it is the tale of a kids eagerness to learn and be taught in a system that makes that desire nigh impossible for all…

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Beautiful Blogger Award

•June 8, 2015 • Leave a Comment

I would like to thank ajoobacats for nominating me for The Beautiful Blogger Award. This is only the second award I have ever been nominated for.


The Rules
Link to the blogger who took the time to nominate you. List seven random things about yourself. Nominate seven creative, beautiful bloggers. Notify the amazing people that you nominated for the award.

Seven Random Things About Me
I love Cheese, Onion and Salad Cream sandwiches

I have just begun learning German

I am considerably disabled but don’t let it hold me back.

I like editing other people’s books

I have four beautiful children

I hardly watch any television

I would like to be able to do more for others.

My Seven Nominees



Thomas Duder

Trias Talk

Maria Kinnersley

Melina Turner

K D Russell 

Please visit all these blogs and see which ones you would like to follow regularly. There is a mixture of tastes and variety here.

See you all again soon, more posts will continue to follow of any blog posts I find which I feel will appeal to my readers.


•June 7, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Another story based on fact by Gill Sainsbury. Both beautiful and painful, emotional as always. Fear when alone in the dark is more extreme than fear in daylight with friends.

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Hello my friends,

The past month has seen these pages exposed to my dream: my writing. I didn’t plan this for my blog but then I rarely plan anything blogwise. Sorry, unprofessional I know but this is my safe haven each week, to rant and celebrate, remember and honour, to … well whatever I fancy. I have received some very positive and complimentary comments regarding the story telling of the past month and so the trend is continuing. For how long? Who knows?

Fictionalised fact again this week, enjoy.

Night dreams


The shivering racked her body, every muscle jived in tune to the fever. She thrashed from side to side, her forehead hot and clammy despite her body’s cold. The bed was suddenly enormous and she was sinking deep into its heart. It would swallow her whole, swaddled in every sheet, blanket and coverlet she had found in…

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Motivation – How do you succeed?

•June 5, 2015 • 4 Comments

Motivation – How do you succeed?.

Here’s this weeks link for Matt Harrill’s blog where he talks about motivation to succeed. Keep following along with me.

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