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Monday Morning Photo - Wisteria Time in Andalucia

How quickly spring comes around after the short winter here in the Sierra Sur de Jaén. After lots of very much needed rain we´re back to the normal cloudless blue.  My garden is shooting incredbily with the moisture and now sunshine. And my beautiful wisteria flowers grandly albeit it short-lived. The big black carpenter bees love it. Each flowering season reminds me of the Botanical Gardens in Malaga and the ´tunnel´ of wisteria that I haven´t yet caught in bloom. April is a good time to plan to go if it´s on your list.  Here´s the botanical garden link La Concepción Botanical Gardens. And a sneaky peak at the wisteria. See the Monday Morning Photos list.

Rachel Webb - Picture Book (Pre-published) Writer

It´s been pretty quiet on this blog for a while now. I´ve been writing and studying but not blogging. A passion from the time my sons were young has resurfaced - and I´m throwing my all at it. 

My first grandchild - a granddaughter is suddenly one and a half and the time is flying passed faster than ever. A rather big, round birthday is on the horizon next year and I have to move on with my desire before time flies even faster!

I´ve done and keep going back to Julia Donaldson´s BBC Maestro course, which is very informative for a newbie like me with videos and course notes. 

Now I´m doing a more interactive 6 week course with Lou Treleaven. It is fun and there is actual writing to do and homework to send in for feedback. The aim of  the course is to have produced a manuscript worthy of submitting to an agency or a publisher at the end of the six weeks or as long as you need to complete it.

I´ll be back to let you know how it´s gone at the end of the course. Right now I am enjoying it, I do like the interaction (by email) and having to do tasks and don´t want it to finish!

Oh and I joined the Society for Children´s Book Writers and Illustrators aka SCBWI!
I have also signed up for the Golden Egg Academy starting this month (April 2022.) Exciting times, learning and improving my writing.

So today I applied to Write-Mentor to be a Mentee on their four month summer Mentoring Programme. The date they publish those accepted is 28th April, so a nail-biting 3 week wait! Writing goes on....

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