Sheila Newton

Sheila Newton
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A retired nurse and teacher, with two cats, a husband and a grown up son, I write short stories, articles - and I'm an ardent blogger. Catch up with me on my blog at:
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Recent pages by Sheila Newton

Taking up Mark Gordon Brown's Travel and Tourism challenge once again, this is the tale of Stock Ghyll Force, a natural wonder near Ambleside in the Lake District, UK.
Part two of my journey from Margao, Goa to Hospet, Karnataka. In this final part, I recount my experiences in the town of Hospet and in the amazing Hidden City of Hampi. I hope you enjoy part two of my travel tale as much as you seemed to enjoy part one.
The story of this two-part adventure is my response to Mark Gordon Brown's call for Travel and Tourism articles. All who read my Wiknut pages will know that I just love to tell you all about my trips, whether at home or abroad. Hope you enjoy. Part Two will be out soon!
"The waterfall by any other name would be as sweet!" This is my story of the waterfall - in Acrostic Poetry - a whimsy on waterfall magic - an account of my waterfall experiences - waterfall queries to my readers
Here, I provide different viewpoints of humans toward cats - from thousands of years ago to the present day. How times have changed! *This article was prompted by Mark Gordon Brown’s article-writing challenge.
Sens à Calais via Pont sur Yonne On the final day of our road trip to France, we continue north to Calais, travelling via the beautiful city of Sens in Burgandy and the fairy-tale Pont sur Yonne.
Le Grand Croix à Sens via le Château d'Essalois et Lac de Grangent. On the thirteenth day of our road trip to France last September, we left the Grand Croix near St-Étienne to head toward Sens in the Bourgogne, just below the Île de France region and Paris. On the way, we visit...
Have you ever wondered why cats do the things they do? Below are just a few of their most common behavioural patterns. Cats have a large range of behaviours particular to the feline and it is interesting to note that cats have a secret language all of their own.
Port Grimaud à Le Grand Croix, St-Étienne via les Gorges du Loire - We travelled from Les Prairies de la Mer on the Côte d'Azur to St-Étienne, situated in the Massif-Central area of France, calling in at villages and amazing landscapes of the Gorges de la Loire on the way
Les Prairies de la Mer - Port Grimaud (La Golfe de St Tropez - La Côte d'Azur) - An account of a week spent at the Prairies Caravan and Camping site just outside beautiful Port Grimaud in the Gulf of St Tropez on the Cote d'Azur. This was our little bit of rest and relaxation duri...
This is the time of year when we ‘deck the halls with boughs of holly’. This is the time of year when we’re all brimming over with festive cheer. This is the time of year when I can wish all my new-found friends on Wikinut a happy fairy-tale Christmas...and a bright and beauti...
Aix en Provence aux Les Prairies de la Mer, Port Grimaud, La Côte d'Azur. On the fourth day of our grand French road trip, we take a look at Aix en Provence in the Rhône-Alpes region and travel to Port Grimaud on the Côte d'Azur.
Taking up the National Novel Writing Month Challenge was great fun. I've written 50,000 words, had them validated on NaNoWriMo and have been flagged as a WINNER. Best thing I've ever done as a writer of fiction.
Annemasse à Aix en Provence avec un détour à Evian les Bains. The third day of our grand tour of France takes us from Annemasse, situated in the Haute-Savoie department of the Rhone-Alpes region in the east of France to Aix en Provence, via Evian les Bains on Lake Leman (Lake Gene...
Besançon à Annemasse via Le Source du Lison, Le Pont du Diable et Geneva. The second day of our road trip to France takes us from Besançon in the Franche-Comté region of Eastern France, south to visit the Source du Lison and the Devil's Bridge. We continue our journey south, thr...
This is my homage to Val Mills, who reminded me on her recent star page to get my backside into gear and sign up for the National Novel Writing Month. She also set my brain working on a bright idea for an Alice in Wonderland 'about writing' article that's received rave reviews from m...
Calais à Besançon via Lac d'Orient - Our first full day in France takes us from the northern town of Calais in the département de Pas-de-Calais, to Besançon in the Franche-Comté region of Eastern France. We travelled there via the Lac d'Orient in the beautiful Naturel Parc de F...
The first in a series about a road trip to France, this is the prelude. It certainly was an adventure - or perhaps even a thriller (!!) - our trip from North East England to Dover, battling with the traffic on our English motorways.
This is a true story about my twenty-first birthday in 1971. It was a tough life being a Student Nurse in the 1960's and 1970's. And it was even tougher trying to get some off duty time away from long hours on the wards to have some fun.
In waxing lyrical about the pear, I sing the praises of Mother Nature's way of gifting us the delights of a spring-time of brilliant blossom and a summer of delicious fruits. "A Seed Hidden in the Heart of an Apple is an Orchard Invisible" ~ Welsh Proverb
Since I'm off to tour La Belle France for a spell of sightseeing, I thought it a grand idea to let you know (in rhyme, of course) what I'll be doing - and, indeed, where I'll be doing it! See you Wikinutters in a couple of weeks. AU REVOIR, MES AMIES...enjoy my little ditty!
When is a Haiku not a Haiku? When it's a Senyru, or course!
When you are out walking in the countryside, are you often sickened by the sheer amount of litter strewn around, wherever you look, despite the abundance of litter bins or clearly marked messages to ‘take your litter home’? Cans and bottles, plastic bags and cigarette ends are uns...
Haiku is the form of poetry I love best. It's a form that enables the poet to be elusive, or evocative - or just plain descriptive. Most of the time, the form of haiku includes nature, or the seasons - or both. And that suits me just fine! What better form to write in than in evoc...
Walking and sightseeing in the pretty town of South Shields - the land of the Sand Dancer
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