My new book “Midlife Solo” is now available.

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Call the Midwife

I am up early because the stove repairman was here at 7.10 a.m. Two days ago the igniter in my gas stove burners started clicking and wouldn’t stop, so the stove has been turned off

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In case you haven’t heard …

Here’s the back cover copy A memoir of the vibrant mid-Sixties that illuminates both the real life and powerful imagination of an articulate Beatlemaniac spending a lonely year in Paris. In a series of poignant

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Saturday Night and “Le Weekend”

Incomprehensible, the human heart. I just looked at the sofa where the cat should be and my eyes welled up with tears. She’s not there; the sofa is empty. She was there for ten years,

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Bruce just sent a few shots from our trip, including these: On the Amalfi Coast. Where else?? That’s me centre-stage at Pompeii – feeling right at home. And now I’m so immersed in what there

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Total blisserooney – I am home after a spectacular journey. Thank you, universe. The trip was uneventful. Heathrow, it turns out, is a giant shopping mall. The flight left exactly on time at 6, and

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The Wallace Collection

Last morning in London – and what a perfect day to leave, it’s grey and pouring with rain – of course. Went for one last gallery hop to the Wallace Collection, a beyond fabulous mansion

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London shots

Click to enlarge 221B Baker Street, around the corner from Christopher’s – where Sherlock Holmes lived. A huge line-up outside the door. Thank you, Benedict Cumberpatch. The Marylebone Register Office across the street – where,

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Once and Matilda

Well my friends, I am, as they say in this country, knackered. Spent done worn right out. This parrot has had it. As I strolled along Piccadilly today, I came upon Sackville Street. My street.

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About Beth

I began keeping a journal at the age of nine. Nearly fifty years later, I started this online journal, sharing reflections, reviews, updates, and the occasional secret.

Some Blogs I Follow

Chris Walks
This blog evolves. It once was about travels. Now it’s a reason to be at the keyboard that I value.


Theresa Kishkan
Theresa Kishkan is a writer living on the Sechelt Peninsula on the west coast of Canada.


I walk on. With my feet, and in my mind as well.


Carrie Snyder
Wherever you’ve come from, wherever you’re going, consider this space a place for reflection and pause.


Juliet in Paris, Spain and Beyond
Juliet is a Canadian who’s lived for decades in Paris and writes about her travels and the many things that interest her.



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