Author Archives: annephillips2

Where did Summer go?

I had a catch in my throat as I talked of my wish to ‘hold on to the summer vibe.’ Over coffee with a friend, I detailed the colours I wanted to hold on to: teal, turquoise, azure, royal blue, … Continue reading

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Searching historical records.

Most of my research this year has centred around reading about 619 Squadron – forever known as “The forgotten Squadron”.  It formed so quickly in 1943 and disbanded shortly after the end of the war in 1945 that it never … Continue reading

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another long absence!

It’s almost a year since my cancer diagnosis — and while all clear,I don’t really feel that I am back to myself just yet. Without doubt I returned to work too soon (Please refrain from I told you so!) but … Continue reading

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Untitled for now

Just a few thoughts for now. “Doing the tourist thing”in your home town is daunting to say the least. I’m sitting in a building in Adelaide street that used to house “The Evening Post”; that used to be “The Harbour … Continue reading

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A Visit to Swansea and The Dylan Thomas Centre

Anyone who knows me well enough knows that the poetry of Dylan Thomas and the literature of Welsh Writers in English is part of the force that underpins my love for my hometown. Picture me at six :small, brown ringlets … Continue reading

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Writing

It’s been a hectic few weeks with  family job changes or adjustments. I hit the ground running  in January and haven’t really come up for air. The highlight (no pun) was a new policy regarding use of  highlighters of a … Continue reading

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Cracking through the hard earth – a creative writing day with Fiona Owen

It was a good way to begin the new year – a creative writing day. I suppose it was a bit like renewing a commitment. But the day became much more than that as I rediscovered old friendships and worked … Continue reading

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