Author Archives: sunnydunny

About sunnydunny

Poet, publisher, gardener

The Way We Say Yes

That’s the provisional title of the novel I’m working on. It refers to Occitan, the language spoken in the Languedoc region of France, where the story is set. While in the rest of the place which later became France, ‘yes’ … Continue reading

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Postbox; the magazine

Launched on 4th May 2019, this is the first issue of Postbox; Scotland’s international short story magazine, published by Red Squirrel Press/Postbox Press. We announced it late last year, and requested submissions with an end January deadline. I received over … Continue reading

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March 2019

1st March Headed off with grandson Morten for our little break in Argyll at Appin Holiday Homes. It was cloudy and damp when we set off, with low cloud and poor visibility. We stopped at the Green Wellie place at … Continue reading

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February 2019

Saturday 9th February Struck down by what I think is norovirus. Very debilitating. Could not stop vomiting and/or the other thing. Monday 11th February Feeling much better, but very weak – I have lost half a stone over the weekend … Continue reading

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End January to early February

2019 February 7th A meeting with the contact group for the Ward Identities project for the new East Lothian Community Hospital. In the afternoon a tour of Herdmanflat Hospital, which was fascinating. Then to Edinburgh for the launch of Catherine … Continue reading

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The Writing Blog

When I revamped my website ( recently, I included a new page for a writing blog. I started it with the best of intentions (honestly), but it’s proved difficult to keep it up to date. So now I’m going to … Continue reading

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Influential books

         On Facebook recently, my friend Robert Hansen asked me to post the covers of seven books which have influenced me in some way. Initially I was posting these without comment, as requested, but I felt this … Continue reading

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