Tag Archives: T. B. Markinson

I’m No Longer in Control of My Life

For well over a year, many of my friends and the better half have encouraged me to adopt a cat. I’m a pet person. Always have been. However, when my cat died in 2018 (after losing my dog in 2016), … Continue reading

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The Spark for Heart of Ice

I need to confess something. I frigging love cemeteries. The old, beautiful ones that date back well over a hundred years. When I lived in London, I would stroll through Brompton Cemetery to let my mind wander. It’s a very … Continue reading

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The Wedding Speech I Don’t Remember

Many, many years ago, I was maid of honor for my best friend’s wedding. I’d never been the maid of honor before, and I think it took some time for it to sink in that I would have to give … Continue reading

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Is This Your Forever Home?

One of the questions I get asked a lot is where I get my ideas from. My answer is always disappointing to some, because I get them from everywhere, all of the time. There’s no special sauce, which I think … Continue reading

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The things I do for work

I’m not adventurous when it comes to food. There are two types of food I usually despise: vegetables and seafood. Having said that, I should mention I do try things when traveling, but it’s rare for me to say, “Oh, … Continue reading

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So far 2020 has been hit or miss

I’m the type who likes to set ambitious goals. Really ambitious. I do this for two reasons: to push myself to achieve more and, clearly, I’m insane and enjoy punishing myself. To help keep me motivated, I’ve decided to share … Continue reading

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The London Book Fair

The first time I attended The London Book Fair was way back in 2012. And I found it completely by happenstance. At the time, I lived in Earl’s Court and I would take my dog Miles (who sadly passed a … Continue reading

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