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From my garden – and the spring to look forward to.

Yesterday evening was the inaugural Christmas curry night of my local Conservation Group, and 29 of us made it through the heavy snow that was falling to join together to celebrate our common interest in preserving the heritage of the area where we have made our homes.

We are all ages, shapes and sizes and backgrounds, but we come together with a common passion. We are a community. And I have the honour of calling many of them my friends.

It did make me consider the nature of the communities where we spend our lives. One of the most important for me has been – and very much still is- the community of romance writers and readers who I meet virtually every single day.  My life would not be as rich and rewarding without that very special interaction, and to be honest, I spend more time ‘talking’ to people online than people I do meet.

I think the word community comes from two greek words meaning ‘coming together’ and ‘gift’.  The gift of coming together – I rather like that.

Where ever you are I wish you a peaceful and safe holiday in the warmth of your community.  I shall be back next week – right after I have finished polishing this book which I am having so much fun writing.

Love. Nina.

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