My name is Julie and I am on my journey to become a published writer. You are joining me partway through that journey. The screen featured above was the start of my search for a peaceful and uninterrupted place to write. Our old home was modest in size and the second bedroom was the storage room. Nowhere to store all those dance shoes (more about that later) – guess where they were stored? My husband’s kite collection which is ‘stored’ in the loft also seems to bleed into the spare room on a regular basis so my dressing room has lost its flavour.
What I needed at the time was to hide the junk. So I bought myself this beautiful screen. It is my ‘Tree of Writing Life’. It was the start of my life as a writer. Hidden from view, on the other side of this small room was a little desk, tucked under a set of 1970’s over-bed fitted wardrobes. Instead of a bed, there was my little desk (my little corner of heaven), housing my laptop and a selection of stationery.
But that was back then! Much has changed and we have bought a beautiful little three-bedroomed detached corner house in a town a few miles from the home mentioned above, in a town called Attleborough. We have only recently moved in after a tumultuous year so I have been off-grid and written very little. I have written little since before lockdown really. For some reason when I was given lots of time and not much to fill it with, I stopped writing. Lockdown seemed to change something within me and I lost the interest in writing which was obviously a bad move. But here I am and I am ready to start again. My pen is re-inked and my beautiful new home gives me the sunny corners in which to curl up and think and put pen to paper. So let’s go!
I need to mention ‘we’ which, at home, is just me and my fabulous husband. We met in later life and his name is Clive. Between us, but not together, we have five 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. We also have a beautiful little granddaughter.
Clive and I love to dance. Dancing is our greatest pleasure. We started learning not long after we moved in together 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, I like to spend my time writing or reading. I will try to balance wit and wisdom for your reading pleasure.
Thank you for visiting and I look forward to hearing from you.
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