Squidge

Squidge

50 years old
Female
Current Status
OK, so I wasn't intending this to be my profile pic, but hey ho! Fez-wearing snowman!
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  • Are you a ...?
    Published author
    What genre do you primarily write in?
    Fiction for children
    If you write in more than one area, what is your next most favoured genre?
    Short fiction
    Are your reading habits ...?
    Omnivorous
    Who is your favourite author(s)?
    Terry Pratchett
    And your all time favourite books? (You can change these at any time, by the way ...)
    Discworld, Peepo, Little House on the Prairie, Katherine, Life of Pi,
    What are your working habits when you write?
    Procastinatory
    Are you the edit-every-sentence-ten-times type, or do you prefer to let rip?
    Prefer to let rip and edit afterwards
    Your ultimate writing ambition?
    To get reluctant readers reading!
    Your worst habit?
    Saying 'yes' too often
    Your opinion on the books industry?
    Too much celebrity and hype, but good books still get through
    Where do you write?
    At home
    What else do you want Word Clouders to know? eg: do you have 9 cats / like paragliding / eat nothing but tinned fish / work in the bath / live in Kettering?
    Love cold chicken and liquorice...not necessarily at the same time. Prefer sunshine to snow.

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    Barny
    Barny commented on Squidge's picture.
    I think he doesn't look mean at all, Squidge. Does he know Tommy Cooper?
    1 day ago
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    Caducean Whisks
    Caducean Whisks commented on Squidge's picture.
    That is not bloomin' bad for a lotto logo in a fez :)
    1 day ago
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    Squidge
    Squidge commented on Squidge's picture.
    Mr Squidge makes a mean snowman!
    1 day ago
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    Squidge
    Squidge OK, so I wasn't intending this to be my profile pic, but hey ho! Fez-wearing snowman!
    1 day ago
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    Squidge
    Squidge I have what looks to be a giant white jelly baby being built outside my patio doors. Going to be a bit freaky when the face goes on and it's staring at me through the window...
    1 day ago
    • Caducean Whisks
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      Caducean Whisks What are you going to call it?
      1 day ago
    • Squidge
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      Squidge Now it's giving me a thumbs-up...
      1 day ago
    • Caducean Whisks
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      Caducean Whisks There's some logo of a white blobby thing giving the thumbs up - can't think what it's advertising, though. Gas? Yes, gas :-D
      1 day ago
    • Caducean Whisks
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      Caducean Whisks Or is it the lottery? Yes, that's it. 'It could be you!' No, not quite like that :)
      1 day ago
    • Squidge
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      Squidge The Michelin man - didn't he do a thumbs up? But yes, also the lottery...
      1 day ago
    • Squidge
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      Squidge He hasn't got a name yet.
      1 day ago
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    Squidge
    "Squidge" commented on mike's Blog "Edwardian England".
    Kathleen likes to poke fun at herself, doesn't she? I can just imagine her setting out, all rosy-cheeked and full of good intentions, only to be brought up short by reality. Love her school report - she obviously did a lot better than her teachers ...
    4 days ago
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    Squidge
    Squidge Looking out of my bedroom window at snow on the hill...and beginning to feel the chill creep in , now the heating's gone off.
    4 days ago
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    Squidge
    Squidge commented on Don's wall:
    Echoing Sch about the fires...and welcome!
    4 days ago
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    Squidge
    Squidge So...the only thing I wrote today was my 'Christmas letter' to go into the Christmas cards. Does that count? *sigh*
    5 days ago
    • Tony
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      Tony Depends how fictional it was !!
      5 days ago
    • Catasshe
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      Catasshe Ha!! Good point Tony. The more fictional the better, I say, with those letters in general anyway - though I'm sure Squidge could write a true AND entertaining one.
      5 days ago
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    Squidge
    "Squidge" commented on Athelstone's Blog "Advent".
    Ath, is this the right link? Keeps taking me to a list of members...
    10 days ago
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    Squidge
    Squidge First day of Advent - calendar's up, and no, there's no chocolate.
    11 days ago
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    Squidge
    Squidge I do love the fact that my son plays bass guitar - well. But I wish he'd find something different to the track he keeps practising his 'slapping' technique on. It's giving me a headache!!
    11 days ago
    • Daedalus
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      Daedalus A missionary was slogging through the jungles of New Guinea, when he heard through the trees the sound of drumming. He followed the sound until he reached clearing, with a village in it. He was welcomed by the villagers, honoured by the elders and given his own hut. That night, he could not sleep for the sound of drumming. He rose in the morning determined to carry out his missionary duties and extend the word of God to the villagers. He did his best, and his words met a receptive audience, but he was constantly distracted by the sound of drumming. That night, again the drums kept him awake until morning. His preaching was even more distracted, and the third night was almost unbearable. That morning, he went to the village elders in desperation. He noticed for the first time that they were as tired as he was. "Is it not possible to stop the drumming for a bit?" he asked. The head man looked horrified, shook his head, and said: "Drums stop...Bass solo!"
      11 days ago
    • Squidge
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      Squidge Haha!! Problem is, we have an electric drum kit, too, and he's teaching himself to lay them when he's not bass playing... aaaargh!
      11 days ago
    • Squidge
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      Squidge Went to a scout 'do' last night - and one of the entertainment (I use the term loosely) items was a drum solo. Oh, what you can't do with a single snare drum and a high hat.... *fixed grin time*
      11 days ago
    • RichardB
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      RichardB Takes me back about 25 years to when my elder son was starting out on the guitar, and how we got rather tired of endless repetitions of the riff from 'Under the Bridge.' 25 years?!? It's just hit me: since a couple of weeks ago (his birthday) I am now the father of a 40-year-old man. Excuse me. I think I need a stiff drink...
      11 days ago
    • Daedalus
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      Daedalus That's great Squidge, you can do bassist jokes AND drummer jokes. How can you tell if a drum riser is level? The dribble comes out of both sides of the drummer's mouth. Richard - I know how you feel, my father is now the father of a 41 year old man
      11 days ago
    • Daedalus
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      Daedalus Squidge - 'Oh, what you can't do with a single snare drum and a high hat'. I think the answer to that is 'play a solo'
      11 days ago
    • Squidge
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      Squidge Well, the lad played various rhythms, but every time he changed rhythm the transitions weren't what I would call smooth. They just blended into a basic beat - reminded me of myself, when I learnt to play the drums. The theory that if you stamped/hit harder it would all be OK...
      10 days ago
    • Daedalus
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      Daedalus A while until he rivals Ginger Baker then?
      10 days ago
    • RichardB
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      RichardB Another drummer joke, anyone? Here's one I heard on Jazz FM donkey's years ago. Why do they bury drummers twelve feet down instead of the customary six? Because deep down they're really very nice people.
      10 days ago
    • Daedalus
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      Daedalus Lol
      10 days ago
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    Squidge
    Squidge From the BBC Report on the volcano in Bali: "Up to 100,000 people live in the area that could potentially be affected by streams of burning rock have been spotted flowing down from the mountain." All those people, flowing down the mountain... *facepalm*
    14 days ago
    • Lady Lorraine
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      Lady Lorraine yes seen it
      14 days ago
    • John Alty
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      John Alty Yes, they sometimes get it wrong, don't they? I remember "Siamese twins join parents". I thought it was some sort of weird revenge.
      14 days ago
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    Squidge
    Squidge Monday. Ugh. Need a rocket to get myself going this morning...
    15 days ago
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    Squidge
    Squidge has just discovered that the ebook of Kingstone is only 15p cheaper than the paperback - because Amazon appear to be selling the paperback at less than half its original price! Blimey.
    19 days ago
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    • Tony
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      Tony With CreateSpace I have complete control over the price. Amazon's only rule being that I mustn't sell it cheaper elsewhere.
      18 days ago
    • Caducean Whisks
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      Caducean Whisks Gosh! Bargain! *clickerty-clickerty-click*
      19 days ago
    • Squidge
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      Squidge What bugs me is that there's no control over pricing - not sure if it's Amazon, IPD or Bink who play with the prices. I don't get a say at all - though I;m pleased to see StarMark's ebook is down from nearly £7 as it was!!
      18 days ago
    • Tony
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      Tony With CreateSpace I have complete control over the price. Amazon's only rule being that I mustn't sell it cheaper elsewhere.
      18 days ago

About

5 foot nothing, silver hair (I refuse to be grey). Have a bit of a thing for fancy dress...
Married, two kids, part-time learning support assistant at a local primary school. Ex-microbiologist and trainer in pharmaceutical manufacture. Have also worked as a butchery assistant, sales assistant, and egg pickler. (Still can't stand salt and vinegar crisps as a result of that one...)


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  • J.net
    by J.net 5 months ago
    Excellent comp entry, Squidge. Fresh and so believable.
  • Sandra
    by Sandra 5 months ago
    Bloody hell Squidge - your comp entry has nailed it good and proper.
  • Hilly
    by Hilly 6 months ago
    Happy birthday, Squidge. Hope you have a truly wonderful day.
  • Hil
    by Hil 6 months ago
    I hear it's your birthday! Have a good one! xxx
  • Hilly
    by Hilly 6 months ago
    Hi Squidge. Thanks for your comment.
  • Kate
    by Kate 6 months ago
    Just got a copy of Starmark to read to my kids - had to smile when I opened the front page and it said 'For Debi.....' Don't we all owe her a lot. Looking forward to reading.
  • Barny
    by Barny 7 months ago
    PM for you
  • Caducean Whisks
    by Caducean Whisks 9 months ago
    'Good' that I can't show off my tan? Ha! ;)
  • Caducean Whisks
    by Caducean Whisks 9 months ago
    Thank you, yes to both. I have the most glorious tan, but it's too cold to show it off!
  • Daedalus
    by Daedalus 11 months ago
    Dahl did quite a few collections of short stories - he was a bit of a master of the 'sting in the tail'