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My name is Julie and I am setting out on my journey to become a published writer. You are joining me at the beginning of that journey. The screen featured above is the start of my search for a peaceful and uninterrupted place to write.  Our home is modest in size, with only two bedrooms. As is mostly the case, the second bedroom has become the storage room. ‘Storage’ is using the term loosely. Cornflakes on offer in Tesco? Buy a couple of boxes and ‘shove them in the spare room’. Nowhere to store all those dance shoes (more about that later) – guess where they are stored? Need I go on?

What I needed most was to hide the junk. So I bought myself this beautiful screen. Some may label it as tacky but I label it as my ‘Tree of Life’. The start of my life as a writer. Hidden from view, on the other side of this small room is a little desk, tucked under a set of 1970’s over-bed fitted wardrobes. Instead of a bed, there is my little desk, housing my laptop, my coursework folder (more to follow) and a selection of stationery.

Its not really in our interests to rip out the wardrobes and refit the room at present. Let me hit fame and fortune first, please! Now, don’t get the wrong impression of me. I am very proud of my home and I keep it beautifully decorated and clean. We have a beautiful garden (I may have to fill you in later) and are very happy here.

I mentioned ‘we’ which is not the royal ‘we’ but me and my fabulous husband of ten years. We met in later life after failed relationships (oh yes, I am sure that will come in later posts). His name is Clive and between us, but not together, we have five great children. Grown up children, four sons and a daughter. My twin sons and Clive’s eldest went to school together while my daughter was in the year above and his youngest son was a couple of years below.

Clive and I love to dance. Dancing is our greatest pleasure. We started learning not long after we moved in together (after sneaking around and meeting each other for two months – more later?) and we have never looked back.  Clive loves to fly kites and, while I am happy to watch and occasionally fetch and carry those that don’t launch initially, I like to spend my time writing or reading.

Before I tell you my life’s story and all about my hobbies, let’s just say I will fill in some of the juicier details for you in later posts which you may or may not wish to link to. The choice is yours – I will try to balance wit and wisdom for your reading pleasure.

Thank you for visiting and I look forward to hearing from you.

Julie

((x))  (Yes, I know we don’t know each other but doesn’t everyone deserve a kiss and a hug?)

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