Category Archives: Personal

Maureen’s 50 in 50 list: Dye my hair a crazy colour/s

Me and my hair have a special relationship. As a child my mother made sure I valued my long, thick, wavy, almost black locks. I hated the idea of cutting it or of bleaching it for some colour. Even through … Continue reading

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Childhood Favorites: The Teenage Years

Last week I blogged about my childhood favorite stories and series. This week I bring you part 2 where I describe the novels that got to me in my teens. Again, in no order. 1. The Merlin trilogy by Mary … Continue reading

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Childhood favourites: The tender years

My brother and I used to attend swimming lessons every Saturday morning. After class, we’d excitedly demand a trip to Sutherland Library (a place which still feels a bit like coming home even with recent changes to library lay-out). Once … Continue reading

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Maureen’s 50 in 50 list: Re-live ‘If Life Were a Musical’ with a flash mob!

I used to love the Chaser’s War on Everything’s ‘If Life Were a Musical’ segment. I love it when people break into song and dance in a film (My Best Friend’s Wedding style). I wish Keira Knightley’s wedding musical sequence … Continue reading

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Maureen’s 50 in 50 list: Go to Broadway and see a musical

I can’t believe I haven’t filled faithful readers of this blog in on where I am at with my 50 in 50 list. Since 2015, I’ve checked a couple of things off so in the next couple of weeks I’ll … Continue reading

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First pro short story publication!

I can’t believe how forgetful I am sometimes, and especially when it comes to the poor readers of my blog! Late last year, I submitted a short story to CSFG’s bi-annual anthology and was lucky enough to get into my … Continue reading

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Maureen’s 50 in 50 List

Years ago I wrote a letter to myself to be opened when I was 21 which also contained a list of things I wanted to do in my life. Since then, I’ve gotten a much better idea of who I … Continue reading

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