Di Castle lectured in Further Education before publishing Grandma's Poetry Book in 2014 and Should I Wear Floral in 2017. She has won competitions at Winchester Writers Festival. Her 1950s memoir Red House to Exodus, is due out, as is Sharing the Silence, about two sisters, one profoundly deaf.

Latest Posts By Di Castle

3 months ago

One Woman’s Memoir Writing Journey

In the pandemic, with days on end of isolation and worry, writing was found to be cathartic. Some of you may have used the time wisely and now you are able to look back and see that it was a very constructive time.

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3 months ago

The Rising Cost of Living – How Can We Beat It?

We are all worrying about prices and the cost of energy, aren’t we? We wonder how we will cope in the coming winter. But over the years I have found there are some simple ways to save money…

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3 months ago

Battling the Cost of Living Over the Years

We are all worrying about prices and the cost of energy, aren’t we? We wonder how we will cope this winter. I feel for young families in 2022. But it has made me think what life was like. I grew up in the 1950s when…

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4 months ago

A Staying Well Plan for Those Prone to Anxiety and Depression

October is Depression Awareness Month, and 10th October, 2022 was International Mental Health Awareness Day. For many years, I have managed the Facebook page of the Swanage Depression Support Group. This was set up as a response…

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4 months ago

Overcoming Mobility Issues in Later Life

Some activities are bound to be more difficult as we get older. Recently, there was an article on Sixty and Me about older women finding cycling difficult. Until about seven years ago, living at the seaside, I swam every day between April and October…

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5 months ago

Let’s Talk About This Invisible Disability

Before television was widely available, few people understood the Deaf, often referring to them as “deaf and dumb” regardless of whether they spoke. In fact, the Margate School for the Deaf and Dumb was eventually renamed to remove the word “dumb….

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