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Alison thinks stuff · 1Y ago

In which I have been to Edinburgh (again)

Another August, another trip to Edinburgh to view many forms of entertainment. I went to the Edinburgh fringe for the first time two years ago, and again last year, and I now basically consi...
Alison thinks stuff · 1Y ago

In which my publisher is 7 whole years old

Choc Lit, the rather lovely publisher that brought Sweet Nothing, Midsummer Dreams and the Christmas Kisses series into the world is seven whole years old today. This is very exciting becaus...
Alison thinks stuff · 1Y ago

In which phase one of my challenge draws to an early close

At the start of April I started my brand new shiny weight loss challenge with my very clever and not at all excessively convoluted plan to do lots of different diets for shortish periods of ...
Alison thinks stuff · 1Y ago

In which I muse on musical muses

You might have been following Elaina James’ very lovely blog series for Mslexia about her dream of becoming a lyricist. Of course you might not. If not, I suggest you jolly well go over ther...
Alison thinks stuff · 1Y ago

In which I celebrate the wonder of Victoria Wood

It seems to be generally agreed that in terms of cultural giants shuffling off this mortal coil, 2016 has been a peculiarly horrible year. David Bowie, Alan Rickman, Ronnie Corbett, amongst ...
Alison thinks stuff · 1Y ago

In which I have a new challenge

Hello there. There has been a dearth of blogging recently because I have been away on holiday. But now I’m back and returning my attention to the important issues of the Real World. This has...
Alison thinks stuff · 1Y ago

In which I express extreme gratitude, on behalf of all the ladies, at being permitted to act on our own will once every four years.

Originally posted on Alison May: Something has been bugging me this week. It’s not the fact that it’s February and the weather went all weird and beer-gardeny last weekend. It’s not the fact...
Alison thinks stuff · 1Y ago

In which Cora gets shortlisted for an award

Yesterday the shortlists for the RoNA Awards were announced, and (cue much jumping up and down and squealing) Cora’s Christmas Kiss is shortlisted for the RoNA Rose prize for best short or s...
Alison thinks stuff · 1Y ago

In which I wonder whether romantic fiction can be feminist

The same question has come up recently in three different conversations – is romantic fiction feminist? So I’ve been thinking about just that, and I’ve concluded Yes. At least it definitely ...
Alison thinks stuff · 1Y ago

In which I think about the lack of recent blogging

I’ve been a bit lax about blogging lately. After resolving last week to get back into it, I find myself, this morning, staring at a blank screen devoid of blogging inspiration. And that’s be...