Author Archives: susancarey

About susancarey

Writer and teacher living in Amsterdam. Trying to be mindful and occasionally succeeding!

House-sit Number Four

In September a lovely English lady, Sally Christopher approached me via a home-exchange site to enquire if Frank and I would be interested in house-sitting her Eguzki B&B in Durango for 12 days. After establishing that the B&B was shut … Continue reading

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Quintessential English Cottage – in Wales

As well as our house-sit in Holmfirth, Yorkshire we had a dreamlike twelve days of heaven in a house-sit on the English/Welsh border, built alongside Offa’s Dyke Path. Two former quarry-worker’s homes knocked into one formed the country cottage with … Continue reading

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Ruby Reviews her House-Sitters

Name: Ruby Likes: Pouncing on things Dislikes: Dogs I live in Holmfirth where the world’s longest running sitcom, Last of the Summer Wine was shot. I am far too young and hip to remember it but the middle-aged bipeds love … Continue reading

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Published in Stringybark Stories!

I am happy to announce that my short story, Caged Birds, set in Amsterdam’s Red light District was highly commended in The Seven Deadly Sins Short Story Award which means publication in the anthology, ‘Gift of a Casserole.’ It is … Continue reading

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Day trip to Lemmer, Friesland

Not fancying a bumper-to-bumper drive towards Zandvoort, husband and I spent a couple of hours in the very pretty Friesian town of Lemmer a few weekends ago. It was a baking hot Sunday afternoon and after recovering from our non-air-conditioned … Continue reading

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Writers Abroad magazine offers a chance to win 15 euros of Amazon gift vouchers!

We are delighted to publish our sixth issue of Writers Abroad magazine, The Third Space, which includes an interview with renowned author, Peter May.  I have contributed an article about Anne Frank and also a review of psychological thriller, The … Continue reading

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A Week of Horse-Riding and Writing in the Alpujarra, Spain

Just a short blog for you today as I’m lucky enough to be spending a few glorious days with fellow Writers Abroad member, Nicola, aka author, Nina Croft. Nicola and her husband Rob live in Southern Spain, in the Alpujarra … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction

My piece in Ad Hoc Fiction this week. If you would like to vote for it, please click on the link and leaf through till you find it. The voting closes on Wed 19th April. Thanks 🙂

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Five Fascinating Facts about Black Beauty

Originally posted on Interesting Literature:
Fun facts about Black Beauty and the novel’s author, Anna Sewell 1. Anna Sewell’s novel Black Beauty is one of the biggest-selling novels of all time. Published in 1877, Black Beauty was a huge publishing success story from…

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An Ode to the Wilderness

One of my local parks is the Westerpark and on my frequent cycle rides through it, I couldn’t help noticing a rather large and imposing sculpture. So last week I got off my trusty iron steed and took a few … Continue reading

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