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Friday, April 25, 2008


We have an extra week to wait until our next meeting. Because of the 'extra' Tuesday in April, the next time we meet will be on Tuesday 6th May in the Cafe Libra at Felixstowe Library starting at 7.30pm.

The homework theme is for 500 words on "FARE" or "FAIR". Fair enough?

We received a very big 'Thankyou' from Caz for the donation we made from our tea and coffee fund towards the Ride for Life in memory of Jack Caz and Karl will be doing the ride on 18th May. You can see, and possibly donate on line to the cause by going to the website where further details and donations are shown. The website is at www.justgiving.com/jackwilkinson

We have heard that young Liam Fairhurst has had a long operation in his battle against cancer and a copy of the Cambridge News report and picture can be viewed on our weblog at http://nar8or.blogspot.com.

The results of the Bill Budner competition have already been circulated, but this has brought some good news from a Scribbler of old, Geraldine Rose who has just won the Irish post Journalism prize with an article called 'Making skeletons dance.' Geraldine is absolutely thrilled and will be off to Listowel to collect her prize at the end of May. Recently our friend Belinda won the Online Scribblers competition too, so many congratulions to the winners all. Well done!

Who has been following the bomb saga at Felixstowe this week? Five days now and the Navy have managed to remove the bomb from the beach and then let it slip away into the unknown. The weblog believes this may not be a German bomb after all but more like an Australian one that's gone walkabout.... No doubt we will hear a lot more on the subject until the bomb is located and finally detonated. Were any of our Scribblers evacuated on Monday? I have a feeling that two of our friends may have been and I wonder how they coped during those worrying hours when a large area of Felixstowe became an exclusion zone?

Had an email from our Cairns based friend Chris the other day. He says that he is pre-occupied with writing. partaking in a ‘Women’s Weekly Short Story competition’ in Australia with two stories of not more than 5000 words both written from a women’s viewpoint. He's also collaborating in writing a book on the History of Stratford-the one down under and not ours-and a book of his own short stories which he is thinking of getting privately printed. On top of that he does the occasional piece for scribblers and online scribblers too. Chris thought it worth mentioning that none of this would have happened if he had not come along to the Scribblers meeting last July and received such support for his piece on the cats. That was the turning point! If people who knew about writing liked it, he said, maybe he should do more of it, especially as he enjoys it so much. Chris rounded off by sending his best to the 'troops'.

Guess we get the blame for his refreshing interest in writing!

Hope to see you all on May 6th.

Until then,

Keep Scribbling!


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