Maggie Fogarty, author
Hi, I’m Maggie Fogarty, pleased to meet you!
Thanks for stopping by at my website. You can find out more about me and my books here. I’ll be doing regular blogs about my life and work, with updates from our dog Bonnie, the very Cornish cockapoo.
West End Gal: my latest blog posts
Depending on whether you are an optimist or pessimist, the saying ‘May you live in interesting times’, is a blessing or a curse. Well no-one could describe these lockdown times as anything but ‘interesting’ with commentators struggling to find distinctive ways to sum up this new world – ‘unprecedented’ has taken a pounding, as has […]
To say that Motor Home ownership is a steep learning curve is putting it mildly. Just when you think you are getting to grips with all things MoHo, up pops another problem to get your head around. Still, learning new stuff is good for the brain and there is nothing like being able to set […]
Blame it on the rain. There is no getting away from it, Moho travel and relentless rain do not go together – hence the gap from my last blog post. As soon as we got a break from the rain we were off, this time staying in Cornwall with trips to the fishing villages of […]
Well then – what are the main differences between Motor Home travel in France and the UK? First of all space and lots of it. France is a bigger country and as such the roads are less busy – you can travel miles outside the major towns and cities without seeing too many other vehicles. […]
It’s been just over three months since we got our Motor Home, (or MoHo to use the trendy abbreviation), and yes, still loving the freedom it brings with the ability to set off at a whim. So far we’ve kept within the West Country, exploring other parts of Cornwall, with the occasional foray into Devon. […]
After a six month blog break – well it’s certainly been a busy period – I’m blogging well back! And this time the focus will be a wee bit different. As me and hubby have just acquired a Motor Home, (or MoHo as we like to call it), we’ll be hitting the road and I’ll […]
Sometimes in life things happen out of the blue – when you’re not looking, yet somehow the timing feels right. With lots of talk about getting more women represented on company Boards of Directors – the latest figure is still a pretty poor 25.5% of FTSE 350 companies – the chance to join the Board […]
It’s been a while since I last posted a blog and that is because the past six weeks have been a sad and traumatic time for our family. After a long hard battle with Vascular Dementia, and more recently, the devastating effects of a stroke, my mum Rita passed away on October 7th. Her quality […]
If we thought last year was busy in west Cornwall, well that was nothing compared to the sizzling summer of 2018. Not only record temperatures but soaring visitor numbers too – our town of Marazion has seen thousands of people arrive to enjoy the beach, watersports, St Michael’s Mount, and some great eateries. Yes the […]
There has been a lot going on recently, so just easing back into the writing business with Bonnie the ‘dog blogger’ taking a back seat again. Not her favourite spot! A few weeks ago I got a request to do an interview with a journalism student as part of a final university degree assignment. It’s […]