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Plugged In

The full and weary life of this writer consists of: Writing Eating Teaching Sleeping Yes, in that order.  So now you know what my priorities are.  But what about Down Time?  When do I get to have quality time with ME? I’m not talking about the being pampered thing.  Not the massages or the foot rubs.  No, I mean doing things I love and enjoy either on my own or in a group. Well, as my schedule is so varied and sometimes hectic I grab that ME Time as and when I can.   Travelling to and from teaching I always listen to the car radio.   Depending on my mood it’s either Classic FM or Magic. Classic FM is for when I’m heading out to a new destination and relying on my ancient SatNav to get me there while hoping there are no road works or detours to confuse my geographically phobic self.  Yes I know I could update the SatNav but I keep hoping I’m going to win one of those snazzy new cars which already has one installed. Magic is for my

Guest Post: Meeting the Travellers

Rosemary Hayes was brought up and educated in the UK but has also lived in France, America and Australia. She has a background in publishing (with Cambridge University Press and later running her own company, Anglia Young Books). Her first novel, Race Against Time , set in Australia, was runner-up for the Kathleen Fidler Award. Since then she has written over forty books for children which have been published in the UK and Australia by several leading imprints. A feature length film of one of her books, The Blue-Eyed Aborigine which retells one of the most extraordinary, and violent, events in Australia’s history, is currently in development. Her most recent books, The Mark , a fast moving novel about two teenagers on the run and The Travellers , four stories about gypsy children, were published in August 2015. As well as writing for children, Rosemary is also a reader for a well known Author’s Advisory Service and runs creative writing workshops for both adult
Wishing all my Hindu followers a festival of Diwali filled with every good thing life has to offer. Peace, prosperity, good health and happiness to you all.