There had been a huge row when he had bought the colour TV. Once the shouting had died down we girls were quite proud to be the first in the street with something this up-to-date. We told our friends it was because we came from London.

Now this permanent feature…

The Gopa, Abergele January 2019

I wrote this post on my business website and I thought I would share an edited version of it here because it helped me as I wrote it to think about what I think of writing. I’m not sure about the rest of you but often when I write a…

Again I am going to share a piece I started last Saturday at the Creative Connections journaling workshop. I don’t feel it is the greatest piece but I wanted to share it because I think it is a great prompt.

We read Mary Oliver’s “When I Am Amongst The Trees”…

Captured sunbeam — Llanberis Slate Museum — July 2017 (taken by me)

I was at a new year journaling workshop run by Julia McGuiness of Creative Connections Cheshire on Saturday. One of the things we did was to firstly mind-map last year, just whatever came to mind. Then take one of those events and capture the moment. Since Saturday I have decided…

Bodnant Gardens — taken by me Autumn 2017

It has been a hard time getting started this year. I had promised myself I would be kind to myself and yet I’m not. On New Year’s Eve, home alone with a lovely meal of noodles and leftovers and a little bottle of prosecco, I wrote my new year plans…

My family are home for Christmas. This year it is just the four of us. For the first time in many years my son has not brought a girlfriend home. Though she is attached by phone all the time!! Even though it is Christmas Eve I have still woken up…

Aber Falls Spring 2018 (taken by me)

I have taken that bold step of calling myself a writer when people ask me what I do. It comes from working through Jan Fortune’s Becoming a Your Story journaling course. I’ve been doing my “morning pages” most mornings and as often as I can following them with a writing…

Photographed by me on a day trip with my dog to Aberffraw, Anglesey

I run some writing workshops. One is to help people write their memoirs but i use it a lot to encourage people to explore who they are and where they come from. I love it because I always write with them and discover things about myself. I may write out…

Diane Woodrow

I love to write, love history, love encouraging people and enjoy life.

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