Monthly Archives: October 2011

Author Dialogue 3: Meeting Mysterious, Melancholy, Multi-Published James Thompson

I’m not sure how mysterious I am. I suppose I have a tendency toward being melancholy and taciturn. I’m fairly quiet most of the time, unless a subject comes up that I feel strongly about. I tend to be aloof. … Continue reading

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Terrific Tuscany: A Perfect Italian Gem

John: Long a favourite of the English middle and upper classes, Tuscany is a magnet for culture vultures and yummy mummies alike. The countryside is near flawless. Hilly but not mountainous, with rich fertile soil and a temperate climate for … Continue reading

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A Memorable Job Interview – Excerpt from Trials of Life

Pearl’s Diary    31st March,   Friday, Sunny Early this morning, I woke up feeling happy and confident. I picked out my red underwear from the drawer and slipped them on. I once read an article in a women’s magazine … Continue reading

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My Discovery of America (2) – Portland

Friends Reunited in Portland  Following my recent blog on our trip to Seattle to see my former teacher Mrs Redding, my joy of being reunited with people I had come to meet and love did not end there. In fact, … Continue reading

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