I’ll always be thankful I had to give up golf because of my knee and find a new hobby. ‘Go back to what you loved as a child’ was the advice from my doctor. I rang the local Community house the next day and enrolled. One creative writing course at a local community centre brought me back to my love of writing with a vengeance. Writers are generally one of the most generous and nicest people to be involved with and I have enjoyed many creative writing groups. Writing is such a solo activity but in a group we encourage one another, edit each other’s work and just enjoy words! Sometimes you are even acknowledged with an award.