I won an award!

Ooh exciting!  For the second time I have been nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award.  I’m not sure if my swelled head will fit through the doorway now!

So thank you Shah Wharton for nominating me!

Now for this you’re supposed to nominate fifteen other bloggers to receive the award but I’m going to cheat and nominate everyone who’s a member of the ROW80 writing group (excluding myself).  So if you’re a fellow ROWer, then congratulations you’ve won the Versatile Blogger Award!

Now I have to say seven things about me.  Hmmm.

1.  I’m a witch/shaman/practising occultist/astrologer/into all things mystical and magical.

2.  I did my degree in history and my dissertation was on George Armstrong Custer and The Little Bighorn.

3. I’m planning (some day) to write a book about Sitting Bull.

4. I have the loveliest husband in the world and his name is Gary.

5. My lovely hubby and I are the staff of our diabetic cat and her name is Widget.

6. My favourite band is Led Zeppelin.

7. The first book I read that I really loved was A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula LeGuinn.

ROW80 Check-In 11/07/2012

Gosh it’s been a while since I’ve done one of these but never mind!  The most exciting news is that I’ve applied to do an M.A. in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University.  Its the same University where I did my degree.  I don’t know if I’m going to get in; I hope so because I’ll be gutted if I don’t.

Its due to start in September and if I do get in I plan to do a sort of M.A. blog about it all.  It will be facts and tips about doing an M.A. in Creative Writing as well as how I get on, the projects I get involved in, what the people are like and hopefully, what I learn from the experience.  I can’t promise this because I don’t know if I’m going to be accepted yet but lets cross our fingers!

As far as carrying on with Emily Swann, due to Wimbledon fortnight and now the distraction of applying for and dreaming about doing the M.A., that has been an epic fail!  But I do plan ( there I go jumping ahead again! ) to make Emily Swann the manuscript I work on for the M.A. if I get in.  And if I don’t get in I promise to finish it anyway so nobody loses either way.

Thought I’d include the silly joke because it might make some of you smile and that has to be a good thing.  Hope everyone else is getting on with their goals?

First Love


Do you remember your first love?  I do.  My mother loves to watch sport on TV and when I was about fourteen I came into the room while she was watching some tennis and that’s when I saw him for the first time.

Oh Bjorn!  It was just love and it does go a long way to explaining my life long fascination with tennis.  Now of course I like and admire Nadal and Federer and Murray and so on but nobody will ever replace Bjorn in my affections.  He was, is and always will be my favourite tennis player because he was my first love!

So who was your first love?