Write about a positive change you made or a discovery about yourself in 2020 that celebrates the authentic you and tie it into one of the three prizes. I’m a sucker for a bit of competition; probably due to my dad constantly challenging me as a child with endless games of backgammon and table tennis…

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IWSG group

This post was written in response to the Insecure Writer’s Support Group monthly (first Wednesday of every month) blog hop to where writers express thoughts, doubts and concerns about our profession. February’s questions – Blogging is often more than just sharing stories. It’s often the start of special friendships and relationships. Have you made any friends through…

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So, life throws us all a cactus at times doesn’t it? Something difficult and prickly to deal with that we don’t much like. It could be in the form of a difficult person (and let’s face it, cacti do have a few pricks), a difficult day or perhaps a difficult change. Now it’s not quite the same…

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So, before you get too excited, this is a post about my recovery and in particular where I am at today with spasms caused by my SCI (Spinal Cord Injury).   Firstly, I am very fortunate to have made such an amazing recovery and am grateful every day, since I know many others who sadly haven’t…

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Hey, how are you on this snowy cold morning? Hope you are coping during these strange times and keeping you and your loved ones safe. I’m taking a break from writing my book for a couple of days and thought I would give you a brief update on how it is going. Or rather not…

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Nikki Rodwell

So, who’s familiar with the children’s book ‘We’re Going on a Bear Bunt?’ I used to read this to all 3 of my daughters what seems like a lifetime ago now. However, I still quote it to this day when they have their struggles in life and they instantly know what the message is, which…

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Hi, Oh gosh I immediately feel like I do when doing a live on FB and think, is anybody watching me or am I talking to myself here? I am aware that I have failed abysmally on the consistency front with this blog. I have been so taken up with life and writing my book…

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Nikki Rodwell

So, you know I’m an “all or nothing’ kind of girl right?  Well I would say I am.  I’m all in or I’m just not that interested.  Do a job properly or don’t do it at all I say!  After all, I’d never broken a single bone in my body, then look what I did last year! Spectacularly…

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My wheelchair adventures didn’t get off to a great start when I was winched via a hoist into my new wheelchair. I must have looked like a crushed bug dangling there, but Martin found it very amusing and was growled at by myself when he asked if he could video the occasion! I definitely did NOT want…

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Having waited for nearly 7 weeks to hear the news that I was going to Sheffield (Specialist Spinal Unit), I burst into tears when I finally received the news which felt like all my Christmas’s had come at once!  I was literally elated.  Bizarre, considering I had no idea where and what I was going to, but…

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