It really has all been enjoyment lately as each of the three talks I gave over recent weeks were great fun - thanks to a receptive audience each time. Writers and readers, alike, have lots of questions to ask, and that's always my favourite part of any talk I give.

In addition I also attended the Flair For Words Pow-Wow, which was a celebration of their 21st Birthday. Around 50 of us enjoyed a 3 course lunch at the Hermitage Hotel in Bournemouth on 24th April 2009. The speaker, Peter Lovesy, gave one of the funniest and most entertaining talks I've heard in a long time.

Congratulations to Cass and Janie Jackson who have successfully run Flair For Words all these years and produce a writers' magazine for their member that manages to entertain and inform while remaining thoroughly optimistic - and that's something we don't get enough of in the current economic climate!

Attending the Dunford Writers' Day at Della Galton's lovely country home was another recent pleasure. It was a busy day with the attendees divided into 3 groups, when chapters of  'work in progress' were shared and commented on. I came away encouraged by the comments I'd received and impressed by the the chapters read by the others in my group. I would be very surprised if the books - when completed - don't make it into print.