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Author (Amanda Green), Blogger, Life Writing Workshop coach, BACP Counsellor Dip., Aerial Photographer and Orangutan, Animal and Mental Health campaigner in Essex

Life Writing Workshops, one day taster sessions for individuals & groups , booking now open!

Sandra M Dean Life Writing Workshops

Keep a lookout for dates for group life writing workshop sessions AND on-line courses COMING SOON!

I am a self-published author of seven inspiring books (under the pseudonym Amanda Green CLICK HERE TO SEE MY AUTHOR WEBSITE INCLUDING MENTAL HEALTH), including memoirs, short stories and fiction. I have been writing about my life since I was fourteen in very many different

life writing coaching and counselling room

life writing coaching and counselling room

ways (journals, letters, essays and more), and find it a great tonic and therapy to continue to write about my experiences and issues. I am a trained Counsellor and Mental Health Wellness Coach and thrive on helping others with their issues.

Therefore, these are unique workshops and we should be lots of fun, as well as being therapeutic and productive. I can help in a therapeutic way and/or with your writing skills – it’s your choice!

I am fully insured with public liability insurance.

I have also been DRB (police) checked for my work as a counsellor at a local homeless shelter where I volunteer, so you can be sure you are in safe hands. All workshops are confidential.

1 person 1 day taster in Rayleigh – usually £40 (10am to 12.15pm or 2pm to 4.15pm)

—INTRODUCTORY OFFER OF £25 FOR EARLY BIRD BOOKINGS AND ALL GIFT VOUCHERS BOUGHT BEFORE 4TH DECEMBER 2016 (Can be used for any bookings 2016 into 2017)—

And keep in touch here…

FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/AmandaGreenAuthor and www.facebook.com/AmandaGreenAuthorUK

WEB: www.sandramdean.co.uk and www.amandagreenauthor.co.uk

TWITTER: www.twitter.com/AmandaGreenUK

www.twitter.com/SandraMDean

Rayleigh attendance is NOT suitable for those with allergies to cats
£20 deposit, (£10 refundable up to six weeks before the date booked, then non-refundable)
Full payment of any outstanding amounts required on the day of the workshop
Dates are set and cannot be changed
Bottled water and toilet facilities are provided
Workshops are two hours fifteen minutes
Sessions will consist of presentations by workshop host, and attendees will write and take part in discussions as well as advising their wishes for achievement.

Please use the form below to book or enquire about the workshops 🙂

Sandra Dean's Life Writing Workshops

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Combining a few of my websites on this site

I have combined some of my websites and added them to this one –

www.notjustanessexgirl.com (all my Essex blogs, restaurant reviews and celebrity stuff) is now on this site CLICK HERE or use the link above

also

www.orangehairyape.com (my Orangutan/palm oil campaign) is now on this site CLICK HERE or use the link above.

I have lots of information and many photos of Essex on this site, but am now dedicating it to my writing and NEW LIFE WRITING WORKSHOPS!

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Catch my radio interview on BBC Essex 3pm Wednesday 22nd June 2016 and come see me at the Essex Author Extravaganza, Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-sea, Essex! 25th and 26th June 2016

Sandra Dean (Amanda Green)

Sandra Dean (Amanda Green)

Two dates for your diary…  my radio interview is on Wednesday 22nd June on BBC Essex at 3pm. I will be talking to Tony Fisher about books, counselling, writing, life writing workshops, mental health, and the Essex book signing event! Exciting stuff! I’m really looking forward to seeing the studios and meeting Tony and the team.

I will then be signing at the Essex Author Extravaganza at the Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-sea, Essex is on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th June 2016. Tickets can be bought through ‘Eventbrite’ Please CLICK HERE to go to the site to purchase your tickets. For Sunday tickets, use code sunday10off to get half price tickets at just £10.

I will have my own table, with four of my paperback books on sale at the event. Books will be limited, so if you are coming and would like your book(s) signed it is advisable to buy it (them). To buy on Amazon UK CLICK HERE and to buy on Amazon.com CLICK HERE I will also have a sign-up sheet at the event where you can pre-order them with me and I will send them to your address, signed by me. Continue reading Catch my radio interview on BBC Essex 3pm Wednesday 22nd June 2016 and come see me at the Essex Author Extravaganza, Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-sea, Essex! 25th and 26th June 2016

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After writing seven books and achieving my Counselling diploma, I’m now offering Life Writing Workshops in Essex

I have a massive passion for writing. It is something that can be shared, it can hold memories, and it can entertain and educate… I write for myself (for my eyes only), I blog, I write books and adverts and it can be very therapeutic.

Therefore, combining my experience of writing (as Amanda Green, Author) with my expertise in counselling, I feel ‘Life Writing Workshops’ make absolute sense. I have worked out an itinerary that will unlock your thoughts and feelings and leave you with some fascinating pieces of writing, with feedback, that you can go away with to put in your drawer or even to start your own memoir.

life writing workshop copyright Sandra M Dean

life writing workshop copyright Sandra M Dean

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Chapter one restaurant Christmas menu, Locksbottom, Kent for my birthday on Thursday 4th December 2014

Chapter One black feathered turkey

Chapter One black feathered turkey

Chapter One Locksbottom Kent cottage pie

Chapter One Locksbottom Kent cottage pie

Chapter One christmas pudding with brandy sauce

Chapter One christmas pudding with brandy sauce

This is my favourite restaurant, by far. OK I have only eaten in a few Michelin star restaurants, but many fine dining restaurants in my time, in the UK and abroad, and this beats all of them, especially in consistency. I have never been disappointed by a single thing, apart from not getting a Christmas cracker with my Christmas set menu J

We ate there last Thursday as a treat for my birthday (4th December) quite excited about what might be on the menu when we were greeted with a set menu too good to turn down. The Christmas menu had three choices of starter Continue reading Chapter one restaurant Christmas menu, Locksbottom, Kent for my birthday on Thursday 4th December 2014

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Aerial and static photos in Essex and Kent this week!

Just a few of the photos I have taken this week in Essex and Kent…

Sunset looking up the Estuary River Thames towards London Dec 2014

Sunset looking up the Estuary River Thames towards London Dec 2014

Sunset over Kent aerial Dec 2014

Sunset over Kent aerial Dec 2014

 

Christmas tree in Southend on Sea essex

Christmas tree in Southend on Sea essex

Rochester Kent aerial Dec 2014

Rochester Kent aerial Dec 2014

Sunrise at Southend on Sea Essex

Sunrise at Southend on Sea Essex

Sunset from Southend on Sea Essex

Sunset from Southend on Sea Essex

My pussy cat on the balcony by the sea

My pussy cat on the balcony by the sea

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Aerial photos of the V-Festival, Chelmsford, Essex Sunday 17th August 2014

I was lucky enough to be up in the air near the V-Festival, Chelmsford, Essex, yesterday. I managed to get some great shots. It was so pretty with all the coloured tents, cars and masses of people in the late afternoon August sunshine.

I have, due to copyright reasons, reduced the size on these from their high resolution quality, but it will give you the gist…

To view the photos, click on them and then use the ‘back’ button on your browser to get you back to this page…

If you wish to purchase any of these photos, or other aerial or non-aerial photos on my site, just ask – email: info@notjustanessexgirl.com Continue reading Aerial photos of the V-Festival, Chelmsford, Essex Sunday 17th August 2014

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Petition – please sign as Music Magpie should pay customers for clothes sent to them; not reject them for stains, excessive wear/being personalised when it’s not true!

Further to my recent post about Music Magpie and the service I recieved CLICK HERE TO READ IT, I have conducted on-line research and found that the same things are happening to many other people, so it seems. I sent them perfect clothing and they rejected half of them and refused to pay me for them or answer four emails that I sent them asking what was going on.

It appears to me that it is stealing and so I have set up a petition on Care.org to make Music Magpie change and to pay customers for clothes that they send to them in perfect order, not make excuses to not pay.

So, here’s the PETITION – CLICK HERE TO OPEN IT IN A NEW WINDOW AND PLEASE SIGN IF YOU HAVE EXPERIENCE OF THIS TERRIBLE SERVICE

I hope this will help to stop other people getting ripped off by them.

I will send the petition, when ready, to a number of people who can help to make a change happen. I also hope to see them on Rip Off Britain or another TV show that shows up this kind of rip off. Continue reading Petition – please sign as Music Magpie should pay customers for clothes sent to them; not reject them for stains, excessive wear/being personalised when it’s not true!

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BEWARE! I used ‘Music Magpie’ to earn money for my clothes and they stole half of them!

I want to share my awful experience with Music Magpie and wish to warm anyone thinking of using them of how they stole my clothes…

I sent a box of labelled clothes to them, realised there were issues and began sending them my complaint…

“I wish to cancel my order and want my items returned immediately! I will pay for them to be returned.

I am disgusted with this service.

I waited in all day last Tuesday until 5.15pm when the courier came, which was ‘Parcel Force’, NOT a named and badged individual from Music Magpie.

I then wait for my funds. Then Friday I get an email saying that you haven’t even got the items yet which was total lies…

Then, I see you have decided that half my clothes are not being paid for, due to rips and stains!!! Those clothes are in perfect order, are good labels and I took a lot of time to check them as I am not a time waster and do not own any stained, or ripped clothing.

I was advised I would receive over £33 for my items and now am being told you will only pay £18 for them.”

***

I put in four complaints and received no replies at all. Eventually, a week after the last complaint, I received one to say:

‘Unfortunately once items are with us they cannot be returned. Our terms and conditions clearly state that any items that do not meet our quality standards wont be returned and we will not offer payment on them. I would now advise you to go ahead and verify your bank details so that we can authorise the payment.’

I know they don’t usually return items, but they have blatently, in my eyes, stolen my clothes and I would never ever use them again. I will also advise anyone I know to avoid them, if that is the kind of ‘customer service’ they provide, or lack of. They prey on the needy; the types who need quick money for stuff 🙁

No wonder they have enough money to fund TV adverts – it comes from us, their ripped off customers! I am not the only one – when I googled it, there are many victims! Continue reading BEWARE! I used ‘Music Magpie’ to earn money for my clothes and they stole half of them!

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Karen Millen silk cocktail/party dress

BRAND NEW Size 10 Stunning black Karen Millen silk cocktail/party dress with tags! Bought for £180 wanting just £39

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I am featuring on TV as restaurant reviewer of The Sandbar and Seafood Company in the Ruth Watson Means Business series, episode one on Monday 2nd December 2013 on Channel 4 at 10am!

Ruth Watson and myself Sandra Dean for channel 4

Ruth Watson and myself Sandra Dean for channel 4

In the Spring of this year, I was filmed for a new Ruth Watson show. Essentially it’s about how on-line reviews affect businesses and hones in on negative reviews, hand picked by the TV company for Ruth to investigate. I have reviewed over 100 restaurants in Essex and had reviewed the Sandbar and Seafood Company in Leigh on sea, Essex (CLICK HERE TO SEE MY REVIEW although I have been there since then!) which was picked up by RDF Television West who produced the series.

I was asked to come onto the show to talk about my review and take part in some discussions with Ruth and two other reviewers. It was a lot of fun, and for me, a big thing as I had managed to get on the news once and then stood there speechless, so my debut on TV was not very good, albeit Continue reading I am featuring on TV as restaurant reviewer of The Sandbar and Seafood Company in the Ruth Watson Means Business series, episode one on Monday 2nd December 2013 on Channel 4 at 10am!

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