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About Rosemary the Chickerell Chirper

I'm a private teacher of piano, guitar and music theory. I am married with two grown sons who now have families of their own. I have five granddaughters, two in NZ and three in England, including one set of twins. Ever since I was very young I have wanted to write and have had some poems and articles published but would love to complete a novel. I give talks about various things to local groups and play organ and piano at our local Methodist Chapel where I also lead the choir.

Kindle version now available

‘Giving a Talk’ now has a Kindle version. I had to redo the file for it and getting the pictures on was mush trickier than with the pdf but I eventually managed it. Some of the pictures have gained black … Continue reading

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Published at Last!

Hi, if there is anyone out there still taking any notice after a hiatus of rather a long time! My book based on this blog is now published in paperback and is available on Amazon. I am pleased with the … Continue reading

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A long, long break!

Wow, it’s been a long time since I wrote on here. I just lost inspiration and got out of the habit. The next post will have to be a conclusion to my book but I will have to read it … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge (theme of the week)

Our Unique Blackbird. Mostly white, actually. Unfortunately, we haven’t seen him for a while. We think the females rejected him, as he took over our garden from the resident bird but didn’t stay in the summer. He came for two … Continue reading

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A New Start

A belated Happy New Year to my readers! I’m starting the year with a new blog appearance, which I hope will be clearer than the last. The pictures are from Chesil Beach near my home. The pink thrift looks lovely … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas and a blogging good year to you all!

Does that sound a bit rude? It’s amazing how some innocent words can be made to sound rude! You have to be careful when public speaking, too. (Well, I had to make this a bit relevant to the subject of … Continue reading

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Speaking at Christmas

Well, you should see snow falling on this blog now until January 4th. That doesn’t mean much to anyone reading this in a hotter part of the world and we don’t often get snow in Britain until January anyway but … Continue reading

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Lists for everything!

I am a great procrastinator and tend to disorganisation – for example: this should have been my first post on this subject. This disposition is not helpful in preparing for anything, including writing or public speaking. My first writing tutor … Continue reading

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If at first you don’t succeed at public speaking – DON”T GIVE UP!

At the start of any new enterprise, things will go wrong or just be unsatisfactory. If your first talk was clearly not what you or the audience hoped – they twiddled their thumbs, fell asleep or kept looking at the … Continue reading

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Linking writing to current events

Linking writing to current events From one of the blogs I follow I picked up this link, which might be useful for some of you. I found it fascinating.  

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