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And it's goodnight from me - I'm closing The World From My Window for the last time

A Happy New Year to you all!

Here's hoping that 2020 is peaceful, healthy, everything you hope for and full of blue sky bunting.

After twelve happy years, I've decided to give up this blog. I wanted to say a big thanks for all your support.

The World from my Window has opened many doors (and indeed windows) for me during that time, including an appearance on Channel 5's The Gadget Show, and a weekly writing slot on the world's oldest weekly magazine for women, The People's Friend. I love sharing my stories with readers of my Maddie's World column and the People's Friend team are a joy to work with. Long may that continue!

Through this blog, I've had a loyal host of followers from all over the globe, including particular champions in those dozen years. It's a huge boost and very humbling. Thank you.

Since I was a young child, writing has been my thing. I started this blog during a creative writing course with The Open University in 2008. I'll be doing…

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