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Linda Dobinson

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I was born in Croydon but grew up in Barbados; endless sunshine and never far from the beach - I was spoiled. As an only child I quickly learned to use my imagination to amuse myself.
When I was seventeen we returned to England. The fast pace of London life was exciting, the shops fantastic but the cold - not good. Although I did not like the cold, and never will, I loved the changing seasons. In summer I love the long evenings but equally in winter I love the long nights. Spring means 'goodbye cold' while the glorious colours of autumn are inspiring.
I love reading, writing poetry, baking cakes, shopping for handbags and shoes,F1, chocolate, cats, and watching too much TV - not necessarily in that order. I am teetotal and I do not smoke - do
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Making Connections: 3764. - ENCOUNTER by Linda Dobinson 2 58 Nov 11, 2015 11:58AM  
“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
Oscar Wilde

“Being a woman is a terribly difficult trade since it consists principally of dealings with men.”
Joseph Conrad, Chance

“A poet is someone who stands outside in the rain hoping to be struck by lightning.”
James Dickey

“Sir, I admit your general rule,
That every poet is a fool.
But you yourself may prove to show it,
Every fool is not a poet.”
Alexander Pope

“The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.”
Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

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Linda Dobinson Emma wrote: "Thank you for friend request, and taking time to look at my book. Sorry didn't reply sooner, my internet has been down."

Hi, Yeah I have problems with my internet connection frequently so I understand :)

How is your book doing, ? I am still writing - up and down, as you know I am sure :)


message 5: by Emma

Emma Dennis Thank you for friend request, and taking time to look at my book. Sorry didn't reply sooner, my internet has been down.


message 4: by Laura

Laura Crean Hello fellow Mirrored Voices poet - and from my old neck of the woods too! Nice to connect on here Linda


Alma Q Nice to meet you a bit more formally, Linda. :) I have not linked any other social media to this account as I am only active on GR - the slower pace of everything is much preferred, ha. Thank you for the friend invite!


Evelyn Hey Linda, thank you for the friend request!
"I Haven't Lived At All" is available on paperback from Amazon, at the moment "The Beauty Of It All" is only available on kindle (again from amazon)
<3


aria [dear darling reader] Hello Linda! :)
How are you? Thanks for the friend request. I'm looking to forward to seeing your posts


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