Julia Webb-Harvey

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January 2015

Why do you write?

This is the question that jumped out at me this week, and the without hesitation response that I heard in my head was ‘to make sense of the world’ Well.  That rather surprised me, and I’ve been thinking about it… Continue Reading →

Book Review: All Change (Cazalet Chronicles) by Elizabeth Jane Howard

  All Change is the final instalment of the Cazalet Chronicles, and follows various family members during the period 1956-1958. There is a whole new generation added, and a scattering of other children. This leads to an additional level of… Continue Reading →

Creative freedom – a lesson from my grandson

We spent a few days in Portsmouth earlier this week with Pete’s daughter and family.  Pete was on DIY detail and I was left to play with George, our grandson.  I loved spending time with him, marvelling at the development… Continue Reading →

Book Review: Casting Off (The Cazalet Chronicles) by Elizabeth Jane Howard

Casting Off is the fourth in the series of the Cazalet Chronicles, and until 2013 when EJH added a fifth book, the final instalment for the Cazalets.  It brings back some of the ‘minor’ characters as well as the stories… Continue Reading →

Book review: Confusion (The Cazalet Chronicles) by Elizabeth Jane Howard

Confusion is the third in the series of the Cazalet Chronicles.  The book follows the Cazalets through the long dark days of the Second World War, with the focus on the lives of Louise, Polly and Clary.  The yearning of… Continue Reading →


  Last year I watched a friend of mine take part in this, and enjoyed some of her simple observations.  I didn’t Instagram then, so I was a mere observer.  Towards the end of the year an old friend persuaded me to join Instagram,… Continue Reading →

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