TRYING TO STAY IN BALANCE…THE BLOG OF VIVIENNE TUFFNELL
If you wish to contact me more privately than by leaving me a comment, then please email me at vbeccabunga at yahoo.co.uk . Of course if you are a real person you know how to alter that to make a proper email address.
Just to let you know I’ve checked in. Will read some when I have some time.
Great to see you here Willy.
I put the most recent poem up in case you dropped by, Sleepless in a hospital bed; seemed appropriate somehow!
ps. try the short stories first and maybe the article called The healing power of writing…
Are you on facebook? If so would like to get in touch with you.
Take care – Shweta.
I am so glad you got in touch as I have news you may be interested in regarding the book about pilgrims, and more than that, I have been concerned about your silence.
I am indeed on Facebook, as Viv Tuffnell. I think I am the only Viv Tuffnell, and my profile picture is a statue of an elephant painted with sci fi images. If I don’t show up, let me know and I can adjust my privacy settings, or else let me know what your name is there and I can find you!
Hi Viv. I am excited to hear about yr book. I could not find you on facebook. Please adjust your privacy settings and i will contact you….. with my original name.
Thanks and hope to connect soon. Bye.
Love – shweta
Should be coming up now for you; if not we can try other ways!
Great. found you. Thanks.
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Not sure about this one; anyone else got it lately??
This is perhaps the most sincere blog I’ve read since I began blogging. Can’t help thinking you’re Catholic? It still feels good to know someone else like’s Hopkins’ poetry other than myself. Sincerely, Wjholland.wordpress.com
I have been away for work and have got home in the small hours this morning.
No, I am not a Catholic, but I am a Christian who appreciates the mystical aspects of all faiths and all denominations. I have loved Hopkins since I was a teenager, because the words spoke directly to my experience.
I shall read your blog later today when I am unpacked and got myself sorted. I’ve been away the last week, in France, and am very tired.
thank you for being so kind.
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I just noticed that you started your blog the same year I did but you beat me by some two months in 2009.
Oh yeah. The reason I called is to let you know Francis is out on Kindle:
See you sooner rather than later!
I was saying to my husband about you being one of my longest term blogging pals. Michael J. You’ve been there all this time; so many have vanished.
I’ve nabbed it on Kindle, and look forward to reading the story of one of my favourite saints. How about Teresa of Avila next??
I’m going for the big enchilada next time, as a side-kick to that 20-something Nazarene with who I visit India with after being freed as a Greek slave!
Loved your review of P.A.Rees Involution, a hard act I have promised P to try and follow :)..If you ever need cheering up feel free to drop me a line..best..
I just popped in to say thank you so much for the lovely review of Running Out of Space… I should have let you know sooner – but I was thrilled you enjoyed it and very touched you took the trouble to put a review up on Amazon. Thank you!
😀 no worries. xx
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