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Christina Hollis
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Writing, cooking, gardening, poultry, beekeeping... and a whole lot more!
Writing, cooking, gardening, poultry, beekeeping... and a whole lot more!

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Fruit and Fibre
I've been so busy with my non fiction project, the time has slipped by and I haven't had a chance to post any blogs here for ages. One day has melded into the next and before I knew it, here we are: the week of the RNA conference. Getting ready to leave the...

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The Good Old, Bad Old Days...
It's easy to imagine that all Victorian women did was needlepoint until either consumption or childbirth carried them off. That's not true. Frances Prideaux is an example to us all, as I discovered during research for the Pen and Sword book  Women's Lives i...

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A Rest Is As Good As A Change…
By Henriette Browne For the last four months, I’ve been putting in hours of extra work a week while trying to write two books at the same time.  My first job each day is to collate the research I’ve done so far for  my major non-fiction project,  Women Of B...

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Making A Start
Balloon Fiesta Flights Over Bristol I love writing, and for the past few years I've been working in the soft and seductive landscape of romance. It's been a lovely and productive time for me, and you can see a full list of my published books (together with ...

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Setting Up With Scrivener
I wrote here about my new non-fiction project for Pen And Sword Books,  Women's Lives: Women Of Bristol 1850-1950. This will involve a lot of research and will stretch out over several months, so it's vital that my work should be well-organized.  Some peopl...

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Review, "The Big Sleep" By Raymond Chandler.
Bogart And Bacall If you're a regular visitor here, you'll know that, while I love to read, it takes me a long time to finish a book. What with writing full-time, family life, my garden, and looking after our dog, hens and  bees, I rarely time to sit and co...

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What Do You Know...about Bristol?
Clifton Suspension Bridge I'm starting an exciting new non-fiction project.  Women's Lives  is a series of books to be published by Pen And Sword Books  in 2018, to coincide with the centenary of women over the age of thirty being given the vote in the Repr...

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A Winter Walk—With Added Shivers...
One of our dog-walking routes We haven't had many bitter days here so far this winter, so the wildlife has been fending for itself, deep in the woods. The exception are the grey squirrels, who try their luck every day with our supposedly vermin-proof bird f...

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Bullet Journaling
I start off every year with a new diary, and can't wait to start recording everything from January 1st onwards. Sad to say, I've never managed a year where every single day of my diary has been filled in.  I keep a notebook with me to write down any ideas, ...

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Cryptozoology—The Love That Dare Not Speak Its Name...
A Kelpie.  Or maybe a horse, standing in water... Review of Cryptozoologicon Vol I , by John Conway, C.M. Kosemen and Darren Naish. ISBN 978-1-291-62153-2 My guilty secret is out. DD discovered a few months ago that I love to be scared witless at the idea o...
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