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I help people dissolve the past using stories so we free up the future by stretching fully in the present.

 

I am soon launching an online guide to writing a positive theatre review in not much time.  Hear the latest about the writing course here.

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Emerging Writer.  Busy Emerging!  Check out my blog here

 

Enjoy my most recent work here on video.

My recent play featured at this years International Playwriting Festival and my previous plays are kindly listed here

My Garden Guide on Seventeenth Century Sanctuaries that shaped history coming soon!   For this month only, you can enjoy a free sample here today.

Nothing will lift you up like a good garden.

Well nothing except maybe great pizza!

 

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  1. Pingback: Best Moment! | Laughing Through Life

  2. I didn’t know where else to ask you this, so forgive me if I am in the wrong. You may have already been asked into the Blog Tour, but I will ask you again–would you like to join the Blog Tour? If so, let me know. And if you need any details, I’ll be happy to share. You have until June 16th to complete the request of answering 4 questions (1. What am I working on at the moment? 2. How does my work differ from others? 3. Why do I write what I do? 4. How does my writing process work?) and need to ask 3 other bloggers to do the same and they will follow up with their post and questions a week after you.
    Again, let me know.

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    • Hello! This is a great honour to be invited to contribute. I would love this in normal circumstances! I am lucky to be in the middle of putting on a show for early August so honestly speaking I don’t think I could do the tour justice, time wise.

      I am so thrilled you took the time to ask me! I am enjoying reading the blog tour posts of other. Hearty cheers for the tour!

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  3. Hey its me again!
    Okay, this might not be the right place to ask, but have you any experience in fictional writing? If so, and if you’re willing, I am requiring some assistance in maybe guidance or ideas. Whenever you get the chance. I don’t know…you may not have time because you ARE a play-writer, but its something you can consider. And its no big deal if you can’t because this summer is particularly busy, I know at least for me.
    Anyway, thanks so much!
    DLJordan.

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    • It’s great to be in touch! I have already picked up so many vacation ideas from your site. Your blog is a comprehensive resource for inspired European travel. I look forward already to my next visit. Have a brilliant Summer.

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  4. Hi Lita
    You were one if the first people that I got to know in blog world. I really live your comments and the interaction we’ve had.

    So I’ve nominated you for an award. Wonderful team membership reader award.

    It’s up to you if you’d like it but it’s basically a thank you for your support!

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    • Hi Rewa, thank you so much. Your blog is beautiful, I love your recent post celebrating Diwali. We have had fireworks here in London for the celebrations but your photograph is the most elegant. Looking forward to reading more.

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      • Thank you for these kind words! I’m fairly new to the whole blogging scene, and it’s comments like this that keep me motivated! :)
        That sounds nice! We have a lot of fireworks and lights here too! At some places, there are lights put up on the entire street. It really is a pretty sight!

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    • Lovely to hear from you! London based. My last show was Fairfield Halls. I love your reviews. The Donmar’s Coriolanus review was terrific. Reminds me I need to go there more often! It’s often a fight for a seat though. I usually end up with a part of the stage out of sight as I should have booked earlier! ;-)

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      • True!! I LOVE Edinburgh. It must be super cool to be living in the most amazing theatrical city. (I’m already looking forward to August!). The way you write about filmed theatre is clever and insightful. I love your Frankenstein review. You pick out contrasts and narrative points that passed me by. You have the eye & perceptions of a director. Such a great read. Looking forward to enjoying more.

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      • Haha, it’s easy to love August when you don’t live there :)

        You’re very kind! I’m actually directing a couple things in the coming months, one of which will be going to the Fringe, weirdly enough. And I look forward to more, too, if I had anymore to see. I missed Medea and Electra, along with a few others, annoyingly.

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      • Great news about your shows. Exciting times.

        I remember seeing people in togas queueing for smoothies at Hula thinking, yeah Fringe has started. I love it so much. Have no idea what it’s like to live through the mayhem every year though!

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      • Thank you :) I’d gladly direct more now that I’m no longer in academia, but I probably should be focussing on plays… Has your work ever come up here/future plans for the Fringe?

        Haha, a friend of mine used to get free smoothies there because one of the servers had a bit of a crush. Then she discovered a 7 year age gap. The smoothies stopped pretty quickly :) It’s not that bad, really, you just need to know where to avoid if you’re trying to get anywhere :)

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      • That has made me smile so much because the smoothies at Hula are sublime but (coughs) a bit of an investment. A fiver doesn’t go far in August!! Lovely though. Shame about the big revelation!

        Yes – I did Hill Street a few times very early on in my twenties and really had a lovely experience. We had a wonderful chap in charge of the building and the whole competitive style of the Fringe just didn’t infiltrate (miraculous I know!). I did Sweet Grassmarket (it’s a hotel in its other life…!) a few years ago. It was a one gal show did good thankfully. It’s always a gamble no matter what you have done in the past at the Fringe I feel. No room for wimps!

        Let me know about your next show.

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      • Haha, you’re welcome!

        Ah, but when August ends… :) If you’re off the Fringe thoroughfare, it’s not too bad. I’ve always found Cowgate and Leith tend to remain relatively sane during the Fringe.

        Awesome :) I’m yet to take any work there. Last few years I’ve either been watching shows, in a show or sming it. Agreed, always a gamble. Likewise, let me know about yours :)

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    • Hey I’m so touched! What a beautiful award. I don’t feel I blog often enough to do this prize and participation full justice. I know that it deserves to be celebrated and express my gratitude to you for this lovely thought.

      I am enjoying your work richly on your fine blog and look forward to reading more. Please accept my good wishes and here’s to happy blogging!

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    • I love the way you capture street life over on Canadian Travel Bugs so I appreciate your comment on this shot of a back street in Naples so much. The car just called out to me! It had so much character. Not sure how far it would go though! Looking forward to reading so much more on your blog in the future. Great to connect.

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  5. Hi Lita! Although I am very content in the present I can’t help always looking back to the past because I enjoyed a charmed childhood with the best parents ever, a wonderful high school experience, fun college years than the adventure of living and working in NYC prior to marriage. I know many do not have this and I feel fortunate. I am currently married and a mother of two sons living in suburban CT. I volunteer 2 days a week at a psychiatric/rehab facility which I thoroughly enjoy and am happy in my present life. I love that I am finally writing a blog but of late have become caught up in the photography contests when I have writer’s block and need to get back to my first love (writing). I just can’t help look back at those “glory” days of my youth and the fun I had but I try to realize that I was fortunate to have enjoyed such great times and if I die tomorrow (or today) I loved my life! I am telling you all this due to your mission statement of helping people dissolve the past to live in present. My friend commented to me yesterday that “you so live in the past” and “I live in the present.” She said it with some distain though I am not sure why. I do have wonderful past memories but it doesn’t stop me from enjoying the present. Life is just different in terms of excitement but that comes with age I am afraid. Thank you for the follow! I love to write short humorous stories (many about my wonderful mother who died 3 years ago “Whisked Away” and “Please Mom May I’ve Some More” and my father’s tribute is “Magic Drinks” if you ever have time to read these on my blog. All short. Thank you!!! and have great day. I plan to spend more time looking around your blog as this page was my first glimpse and it looks wonderful.

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    • Lovely to hear from you Kathy. It sounds like you are celebrating all of the joy in your life in the present moment so all is one for you! Great news. I am already enjoying your stories. I love your ‘Serenity’ post. Looking forward to staying in touch.

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  6. Isn’t it a delight to hear your words put on their feet and brought to life by actors? I’ve written..some good..some bad…all produced. I feel the itch to right some more plays. Congrats on getting them produced!

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    • It’s electric, that’s for sure. Bravo on your work. I’m thrilled to connect with you and look forward to staying in touch. Here’s to lots of curtain ups for us both!

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  7. Thank you so much for following my blog … I’m off to look deeper into yours which has already delighted me, the little I have seen – right up my street and I feel a counter-follow coming on :)

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    • Awesome! It’s so great to connect with you. Your blog is exciting and is a beautiful corner of the web to visit. I can’t wait to stay connected to the Massif Central through your sharp story telling and unique images. Your lovely ‘About’ page makes me smile and giggle. Thank you!

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