About

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Hi, I’m Kim. I live in a village in the south-west of England with my two youngest children. Josh, my eldest has moved on to live his own life now. At home with me are Jay (18), Emily (15), and our black cat Baudelaire (Bo).

 

Black cat in English country garden

I trained as a dancer, and taught ballet before becoming a mother of three and returning to my first love of writing. I am currently studying for a degree in English literature and creative writing.

The name of my website comes from: ‘ Spiral’ the ancient symbol of life, connection and growth. ‘Spun’ is from spinning, the process where the disparate threads of — yarn, a cobweb, a poem, a story, or perhaps a life — are intricately worked to form a unified whole.

The kettle is usually on the boil for a pot of tea, so do join me. Your comments are very much appreciated, or you can contact meย via email (spiralspun@gmail.com). I’d love to hear from you.

Kim x

23 thoughts on “About

    1. Hi Sue, lovely to meet you too! Sorry for the late reply – I’m just catching up with my comments. We live just outside the edge of the Cotswolds so I’ll probably recognise some of the places on your blog ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Hi June, she is named Baudelaire after the poet Charles Baudelaire, and the Baudelaire children from the Lemony Snicket booksโ€ฆ especially Sunny Baudelaire who was noted for the size and strength of her teeth! We call her Bo for short and Baudelaire when she has been up to mischief.

      I haven’t read any crime fiction for a long while, I look forward to having a browse around your site.

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  1. HI Kim, thank you for the follow at 1sojournal. I intend to browse a bit and discover what you are doing. So far, you have brought back memories from the years I spent in a large garden, and reminded me of why I started writing at all.

    Elizabeth

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    1. Hello ๐Ÿ™‚ So good to meet you too. I enjoyed looking around some of your blog and look forward to reading more. Thank you for stopping by.

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  2. Nice o meet you. Good for you for stepping away from the chaos and working toward a slower richer life. Thank you for stopping by and liking my post. I appreciate your support. Kindest Regards Cheryle

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  3. I was drawn to your site by your Avatar.. dreamy, fleeting, romantic … appreciative of simple things like wild flowers. Your About proves me right! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Have visited some of your posts. Great pics.

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  4. Found you from a comment on JoHanna Massey’s blog. Enjoyed your quote posts and this lovely About page. Am fascinated to learn more about unschooling. Haven’t had the opportunity to poke around more, but am following, so will have the chance in the future.

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    1. Hi Regan, and welcome ๐Ÿ™‚ I must write some more posts about unschooling as I haven’t in a while. Thank you for reminding me. I’m off now to take a look at your blog. x

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  5. Very much appreciate your page online, Kim! I feel I have a lot in common with you, as I am also studying English and Creative Writing, so that I can write confidently. I live in a small country which is a lovely spot with a running brook at the bottom of our small paddocks for our sheep. I also love to paint and draw and to walk alongside watery places searching for leaves and collectibles for artistic inspiration. I found your site when looking for canals in Wiltshire, as I have a dream to have a canal holiday in South West England. Meanwhile, I enjoy travelling vicariously, via google maps and exploring my British heritage in Wiltshire.

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    1. Hello Mary, what a lovely comment. Where you live sounds idyllic, especially the sheep, one of my favourite animals.

      It does seem like we have a lot in common. Do you write a blog at all? I would love to follow your artistic adventures.

      We have some wonderful canals here in the South West. The Kennet and Avon locks are a sight to see and there is a lot of ongoing restoration work to make some of the old ways navigable once again. I do hope you get the chance to visit one day.
      Thank you so much for stopping by, and enjoy your google travels ๐Ÿ™‚

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