Author Archives: John Breakwell

Pastry. Gah.

As it’s the Season of the Pear and I have a couple of dozen of them to shift, I’m dabbling in whatever pear-based recipes I can find. Today was “Pear and blueberry tarts” and “Pear and Black Pudding Pies”. The … Continue reading

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Jelly Writers (October 2019)

Jelly Writers2nd Tuesday of month, 6.30pm to 7.30pmJelly Studios, Broad St MallA group for adults who want to improve their creative writing. Join us for discussions of writing techniques, writing exercises and critiquing each other’s work. Please bring something to … Continue reading

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Jelly Writers (September 2019)

Jelly Writers2nd Tuesday of month, 6.30pm to 7.30pmJelly Studios, Broad St MallA group for adults who want to improve their creative writing. Join us for discussions of writing techniques, writing exercises and critiquing each other’s work. Please bring something to … Continue reading

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Shoreditch

“Just write every day of your life. Read intensely. Then see what happens. Most of my friends who are put on that diet have very pleasant careers.”~Ray Bradbury Here’s an attempt to do so. Four pages written in a note … Continue reading

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The ethical use of numbers

The local LibDems annoy me, or rather whoever writes their leaflets does. The writing style is often an attack on the Conservatives – obviously not necessarily a bad thing but it always seems so negative an approach; it can look … Continue reading

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When does the train leave?

I have a range of times to leave the house for work: 8:50am for the train; 9:00am for a bike ride; 9:15am for a drive. I’ve just got my bike back from the amazingly helpful husband of a work colleague … Continue reading

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DIY the JB way

Now that Samantha has moved out, her bedroom has been requisitioned as an artist’s retreat by Sue. The wardrobe therefore needed to be converted into a materials cupboard. The truncated metal broom handle that Samantha’s clothes were hung from was … Continue reading

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