Sarah Broadley's Blog

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A bit like the mice from Bagpuss…

I passed a retro sweetie shop the other day. So I went inside. Well, you know it would be rude not to… Firstly I was hit with the sickly-sweet smell of marshmallows, followed closely by the sound of a chocolate fountain. You were given a choose of different fruit on sticks to dab into the waterfall of loveliness that takes your breath away (wiping drool away now!). Bliss. The array of colours and wrappings that have long ago disapeared from our supermarket shelves. I spent at least ten minutes coming out with some gobble-Dee-gook such as ‘Oh wow, I remember

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Ten things to do when you can’t write!

So, here I am, slogging away, continually checking my twitter feed and hopelessly losing the will to write with every passing minute. It’s going to be one of those days! I feel like I am back at school and doing everything in my power to avoid doing my homework. My notebook lies open beside me, glaring at me and mocking my lack of enthusiasm, a bit like spotting a slice of cake when your trying to be good.  So Mrs ‘Look at me all perfect and black’ Notebook your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to bring me

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From the sun to the rain

After a joyous week in the sun with the nutters (aka my family) – we come back to rain. Not lovely big puddly rain that you can run through with your wellies on but that ‘fine rain that soaks you right through’ as Mr P Kay often says. Didn’t think it was raining at all this morning until I caught a glimpse of my reflection on the way to school – a drowned rat would have looked more appealing! I read some fantastic books while I was away – some work related, others just plain old exquisite escapism while lying

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It’s been years….

…since I had a hot date. Yes it might have been with my youngest wee rugrat, but it was still ‘a date’ as such because we ate and drank together in a cafe lol. I’m not sure if you have the same kind of life that I lead but it was magic and not in a spells and potions kind of way – just a greatness that leaves a wee warm feeling in your belly and a big satisfied grin on your face. I can’t remember only ever having one child to look after of an afternoon. First question to

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My Favourite Place

Well now that the school holidays are nearly over, I have had a couple of nanoseconds to reflect on where I go from here and try to get some writing done – failing miserably I might add.  So in true Sarah Broadley style, I have entered some competitions with the hope of publication or even just some recognition would be nice 🙂 Well, what else do you do of an afternoon when watching Andy Murray get his first gold at the Olympics…and yes I was blubbering like an idiot along with the rest of you. Scottish Book Trust : I

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Rain rain go away, come back another day!

Grrrrrrr. That’s all I can really say about the rain these days. We are better off than some as we are a sandbag-free zone, but it is just endless. I thought we were meant to pack away our wellies for the ‘Scottish Summer’, but alas, not a hope. I have now updated my blog site, yes I know it’s been a while, so please feel free to have a wee dander and let me know what you think. What’s a girl to do though when it’s raining so hard the cats don’t even want to go outside? School holidays are

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