When I wrote a series of six blog posts on my time in 1978/1979 working at Michael's Nook Country House Retreat, situated in Grasmere in England's Lake District, I did not foresee that other employees would find my stories and add their memories. It's been a fun ride keeping up with them all. Earlier this … Continue reading Gather Round Ye Minions of Michaels Nook
Musings on Life, Love & Other Philosophy
Loving in the Shadow of Tito – a “commended” short essay
Much excitement last week at the Gala Event of the Society Women Writers NSW at which numerous competition winners were announced. Included in these were the Members' Book Awards and the National Writing Competition (short stories and poems). I had entered a nonfiction essay to be supportive. Most of my free time is spent on … Continue reading Loving in the Shadow of Tito – a “commended” short essay
Who Stole September?
When I started this blog, almost ten years ago now, I called it 55 Days with Gwen. It was only meant to last for the duration of a two-month Balkan holiday with our neighbours and friends, nick-named Jay and Waddie to preserve their anonymity to a wider audience. I didn't have many followers then, but … Continue reading Who Stole September?