Show me the power!

A couple of weeks ago, I was asked the question ‘What is the power of fiction?’

My response was immediate.

‘Absolutely tremendous,’ I said.

‘But how?’ I was asked.

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Six on Saturday 17/11/18

Another Saturday and rather troubling at how fast they come around because it means Christmas gets closer faster, and I haven’t cooked anything yet. The garden, my writing, and being a new grandparent all get in the way.

I’ve mentioned our Matchbox garden periodically. It’s a tiny garden that enables us to retreat to peace when we have to go to the city to stay.

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How little do people care when they’re having fun?

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Six on Saturday 3/11

I missed last week’s SOS because I was doing a course – missed catching up on all the exciting links from across the globe.  I’m guessing that everyone’s gardens have changed no end as the seasons ramp up.

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Midweek Maunder…

Apparently maunder is another word for meander, meaning a leisurely walk.

I recently maundered through a friend’s garden. It’s an exuberant garden, high-spirited and vivacious with colour.

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Four days absence.

I’ve just completed a four day embroidery school. Two projects – as different as chalk and cheese.

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Is Less More?

I was reading some commentary on Facebook detailing people’s preference as readers and writers in respect of love scenes in novels, In this case romance novels. Do we like raw, flesh-toned intimacy with all the bells and whistles or do we prefer the subtler approach – the ‘less is more’ approach?

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Six On Saturday 20/10/18

I haven’t been part of Six on Saturday for very long but it’s fairly obvious I’m growing a white garden. For many, I daresay white can be boring, but this evening, my husband and I walked in the gate from a dog-walk and the whites and ivories glowed like moonbeams. They provide their own sort of luminescence and in fact for me, it’s a kind of secretive garden at night – pearly light leading me on.

But guess what? I do have colour! Some of the plants have little backstories and it’s that which allows them to take their part in my white garden.

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