ABOUT ME

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ABOUT KAREN

I am Mum to Jodie, Billie and Sam and Nan to ten, ranging from two to twenty-one. I know I don’t look old enough! Ok, maybe I do without makeup. I live with my cat, Peaches, by the sea in Kent. Peaches is very temperamental, refusing to come indoors if I have any visitors or the grandchildren. She only likes me and is a bit spoilt.

This blog started as one of those New Year Resolutions that we all make but very rarely do. But I am proving them wrong, at least on this one. I have been doing this a few years now and still loving it. I aim to bring you fun and laughter from everyday things to holidays, even a bit of dating and gardening with reviews along the way of all sorts of things-or as my tag line says ‘anything that enters My World’

I have a secluded garden flat facing south, so get lovely sunshine that I will always be out in, whether I am pottering about, reading, writing, just talking to the cat, drinking coffee or a sneaky G&T. It’s five 0’clock somewhere so they say.

I am also writing a couple of books, memoirs and short stories, not as easy as I thought but very therapeutic. It’s hard work calling yourself a writer, yes that is my official title now. I will try my best to fit it all in, though I’m not sure about updating the blog three times a day! I never have managed that.

I love reading mainly crime. It used to be romance but I am hooked on the gory crime books at the moment. I receive many books from publishers through Netgalley as I review everything I read. These reviews go all over social media, and I have made some really good friends from the authors I have met over the years.

They say I’m in the prime of life. Oh no! That’s the forties what shall we call the fifties or even the sixties as I appear to be heading that way extremely quickly!  Big party planned that you can see all about on my Pinterest site here

I also run a writing group that meets twice a month, at one of which we welcome a guest speaker who might be anything from an author to an illustrator, poet or scriptwriter. We have a page on Facebook, Write bythe sea so you can read about us. We also have a private group so members can chat, ask questions or get feedback for their work.

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