Category Archives: Essex

Summer talks in Essex

How are you? I don’t know about you but it seems to me that 2012 is flying by. I can’t believe it’s May already – you certainly couldn’t tell from the weather! As I write this there is a huge lake … Continue reading

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A Busy 2012

How’s your 2012 going so far? Mine has been very busy as usual. No rest for the wicked as they say! I am writing another non-fiction book which has to be finished in just a couple of months, so very busy with … Continue reading

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My debut crime novel – Victim Support

I’ve got some exciting news to report! After a lot of hard work, the paperback version of my debut murder mystery novel Victim Support, published by my own press Norsey Press, is out now! It features my female police detective … Continue reading

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Autumn is Here

Autumn is well and truly here, isn’t it folks? I can’t believe it. Someone said to me this morning that Christmas will be here soon and I suppose they were right.  In fact, some mornings I could be forgiven for … Continue reading

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Mushroom Foraging

Doug and I went for a long walk yesterday evening in the woods behind Outwood Common Road in Billericay and stretching up towards Crays Hill. I wanted to see the pigs and hens which the farm near us keeps – … Continue reading

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Monster Veg

Over the bank holiday – well, specifically on Monday once it had finally stopped pouring with rain of Biblical proportions here in Essex! – we ventured out into the back garden to pick some of our fruit and veg. Doug brought … Continue reading

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Sweet Pea Salads – lettuce taste test

How are you doing? Hope you’re having a good summer. This week my other half Doug and I did something a bit different. We held a lettuce tasting session with my neighbour Nina and her daughter Ellie (as you do!). … Continue reading

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Meet the amazing Tracey Smith

It’s been a busy month on my Frugal Life blog for MSN. We’ve been coming up with all kinds of ideas on how to save money by eating the wild food that’s coming into season now, to how to enjoy … Continue reading

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Can you help us find a new home?

Apologies – it’s been a busy couple of months so I haven’t updated the blog for a while. A lot’s been going on. I’ve been busy on my Frugal Life blog for MSN lately. As part of MSN’s special Moneysaving … Continue reading

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