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Michelle the Roving Reporter Meets Nell Rose

Updated on March 6, 2013

Our Lovely Nell

MIchelle meets Nell

After getting off the plane in London Michelle Anderson Roving Reporter from the Bloody Herald, was excited about meeting Nell Rose, from Marlow Buckinghamshire England which is a small village right on the river Thames approx. 30 miles from London

Nell promised she would pick her up and take out to the sites.

But first she was hungry; before she could find something to eat she looked up and saw the talented and creative Nell Rose.

She had no idea what was in store for her.

Wow, Nell was so striking, Michelle was impressed.


Nell, it is so good to meet you! What do you have planned for me for us? I am so excited girlfriend.”

Michelle grapped her hand and laughing yelled “Come on Michelle, I will show you, we are going to have a great time.”

Nell in her t-shirt from America

Nell in her new t-shirt from America

Michelle knew she was up for anything and she felt frisky.

“Michelle you are just in time for the Olympics!”

“Oh wow, yes I would love to go to the Olympics!”

Michelle couldn’t contain her excitement, when Nell grabbed her hand and stepped into a phone booth that reminded her Doctor No. It was a time machine. Wow, Nell knew how to fly!

But first one of Nell’s favorite bands:

Off they went to the Naked Olympics.

Michelle eyes were wild looking. She knew she felt frisky but this was way too much! She hoped Frank her dad didn’t find out!

“Michelle, we are in Greece at the Olympic games which were a religious festival in honor of Zeus. All the men that participated were naked. There were no women that competed. I thought you would enjoy this.”

Has to hurt!


After turning red, Michelle was so amazed. What else could they do?

It was like Nell read her mind.

“Come on Michelle we have a lot of traveling to do!”

Wow the Ugliest Woman

Nell took her to meet the World’s Ugliest Woman.

“Michelle, meet Julia Pastrana, the nicest shortest ugliest lady you will want to meet. We even got to see Julia's baby.

Next we were in Tibet - Burma border

The Padaung Tribe loved their neck rings. My mouth was hanging open. We went from naked bodies to a tribe that loves neck rings.

Nell told her that an adult woman can wear as many as 25 rings around her neck. Stretching her neck, it looked painful to her.

Nell this looks so great I really want to interview you, can we rest awhile?” Laughing Michelle was really having a good time but she was still hungry.

Nell's home town


After hugging Michelle, Nell led her to a small café right beside of a sculpture.

This was taken yesterday in the park just over the road from me! Some clever sculpture!

Marlow Buckinghamshire

Eating some lunch Michelle had to admit she was having a fabulous time.

“Nell tell me about yourself where were you born?”

“I was born in Marlow Buckinghamshire England which is a small village right on the river Thames approx. 30 miles from London. When I got married we moved to Maidenhead, about 5 miles further out. We lived in a caravan for a few years, and then moved to High Wycombe, then back to Marlow. I was so pleased to be back!”

“Nell this is a beautiful town, telephone booth and all!”

“I thought you would like the telephone booth. Let me tell you some more.”

Oh yes Nell, go ahead.”

“The town or village used to be a small sleepy place, everybody knew everyone else, but then in the 80s lots of rich people realized that we had a gorgeous river and decided to move in. Sports people such as the England football team train there, along with the Rugby team and lots of famous rowers that were in the Olympics, our most famous one being Steve Redgrave six times gold medalist. We have known him for years as he is a local lad.

The town itself consists of one main high street, and a huge park for people to visit. More houses are being built all the time so it’s not so much a village now, but a small town. But we do always win the Best Village award for flowers, views and so on.

“Nell, tell me about your writing, why do you like it so much?”

“Michelle, I started writing when I was about five years old! I remember writing in a school book about my favorite subject at the time, dinosaurs! My brother was into Astronomy, so he wrote about that too. We used to sit outside in the garden in the evenings watching the stars through a telescope, and then scribbling it all down. Not that usual for a five year old! lol!”

Wow Nell that is amazing my friend. You were only five years old? No wonder you are so creative.”

“Nell where do you get your inspiration from?”

“I tend to get an idea after watching something on TV, or even standing in a queue in the shops listening in to conversations!

I can't wait to get back and start scribbling! Maybe a magazine will mention something that I just have to look into and then I can't stop reading about it and then comes the hub!

“Nell, who inspires you, who are your favorite authors?”

“I just love Diana Gabaldon. She has written a series of books about time travel, love and war in 18th Century Scotland. it’s amazing stuff. I can't stop reading it, it draws me in. I also love P.C. Cast, an author who writes great vampire stories, Goddess love stories and other spooky stuff. I also read Dean Koontz.”

“I love writing about psychic things, reincarnation and so on. I have been psychic all my life, which is strange considering I love science and don't believe things unless they are in front of me! But the facts over the years have proved to me that there are such things as psychic phenomenon, especially precognition. I love my history and archaeology too though. “

Wow Nell, this is all amazing. Have you written any books? If you have, tell us all about it.”

“I recently wrote my first eBook which has sold 20 copies so far. It’s a true story about my husband. It mainly talks about how I coped when I found out he wanted to be a woman! My second eBook is just going to be written, or re written, as it’s a full novel I wrote back in the 80s. I wrote it on an old electric typewriter! lol! I sent it off to be published, got rejected once and headed for the drawer in the front room where it stayed there for over twenty years! The story is about reincarnation, love, and time travel set in 1349 at the time of the black plague that swept over Europe.”

“Nell, that is truely amazing. Tell me more. Who are your favorite hubbers?”

“My favorite hubs are the ones that really make me laugh. I recently wrote a hub about all the funny guys on hub pages, which includes Terryetoombs and billybuc among others. They are so funny. I also love Kittythedreamers hubs as she writes about ghosts, witches and all my favorite subjects!”

“Wow these are some great hubs Nell. Tell me more”

“I am not really working on anything else at the moment, I just like to write hubs, occasionally write a blog, but mainly editing my new eBook. I have been a bit lazy recently due to the hot weather! lol!”

“Nell tell me about your writing style.”

“Writing style? Ooh! Um! lol! Not sure really, I try to be serious when writing about a serious subject such as health hubs, or historical stuff, but I think my main writing style is just me talking and writing as I talk. For example, if I write a true life hub it’s easy to get my personality across because I just write like I talk, but serious stuff has to be 'told to behave'! lol! In other words, Nell cut the chat and get on with it'! “

“Nell, I agree with you. Give some advice to new writers on the hub!”

“I think the advice I would give new writers is to just be you. Your personality is the thing that makes the hub come alive. By trying to write about something that you have no interest in will show up in your work. How can anybody be enthusiastic about your writing if you don't like what you write? All writing courses will tell you that you must write about what you know. This isn't always that easy especially if you are trying to write about various subjects, but the main thing is that you have a little bit of interest in it. For example, if you break your leg then you know about that! Or your car gets stolen, what to do? etc. But I think the most important thing is, ask yourself, are you a writer? Have you always loved doing it? If not, if you are only writing to earn money, then give up now. Because you will get fed up with it, and it will just waste your time. Write for you and your readers, money comes second and is a great bonus.

“Nell, how true and how wise you are! Tell me about something personal about you.”

“I share a house with my ex-husband, I know, pretty strange! But it’s a very long story. I lost my mum and dad over ten years ago, my aunt passed away five years ago and there is only me, my brother and my son left out of the whole family. My son lives with his girlfriend a few miles away, and my brother is bipolar so he needs my constant support. I think that’s the reason why I stay in the same house as my husband. We support each other as friends. In fact now we are not married we get on better as there is no jealousy. We are like friends who share a Flat. He moved away for a while, but I was sick with a kidney problem so he came back and stayed. He forgets to move away again! lol!”

“Wow I think that is amazing. I wish my ex and I were still friends. Tell me about your favorite bands.”

“Now you’re talking! lol! My favorite bands are

The Scorpions

"This is an excellent band Nell."

Ozzy Osbourne

“This is beautiful Nell. You got to love these Hard Rock Bands

Blackmores Night

Another one of Nell’s favorites!

“Nell, anymore?”

“Anything really heavy I love! There's nothing better than coming home and turning up the stereo full blast to listen to Night Wishor, Metalica! it’s so soothing! haha!”

“Nell what is your favorite thing in the world to do?”

“My favorite thing in the whole world is to sit on a beach on a sunny day, chill out, and have a large Cocktail drink in my hand, preferably served by a biker with long black hair, a Harley Davidson and eyes for only me! Haha. I wish!”

Hey Nell that’s my wish too, LOl”

We ended the interview, when we stepped back in the telephone booth. Off we went back to England, to the airport.

“Nell I had the best time, thank you for showing me all over the world.. LOl. You are simply amazing.”

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Eddy wow so good to see you all the way from wales.. Nell is awesome lady isn't she?

      Till.. You are so right Nell is a wonderful lady ..

      blessings to you both


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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      I'm with Eddy, I can't believe I missed this! Not just a great hub written by you, but one about my longest and dearest friend on HP! What a mix, your creativity and Nell! You certainly made it fun to read and it is a wonderful tribute to a wonderful lady.

      Voted up, useful, awesome, and interesting.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Well Debbie only one question to ask here!!How on earth have I missed this one ???Amazing is not the word ;a brilliant hub on a brilliant writer.

      Another chance for me to award my Up up and away !!!!

      Have a great weekend.


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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Thank you Jackie.. I loved doing it

      bless you my dear friend


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      Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Yes, you have put many great writes of Nells, this is great and the imaginary reporter with a day with her. Great idea, I love it!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Thank you Deb.. check out Nell if you havent already she is amazing

      hugs and blessings to you


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      Deb Welch 5 years ago

      Great long and indepth interview for Nell Rose. She's got such a warm and wonderful personality. She said she lived in a caravan - in England it must have a different meaning than here in the States. Gypsies live in caravans. The first song was sort of Irish - liked that. Useful - Interesting Hub. Up.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Tony nice to see you.. Michelle has some exciting times meeting all these wonderful hubbers and writers.. great to see you


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      Tony McGregor 5 years ago from South Africa

      Very entertaining read, thank you. Nell is a wonderful person. Really enjoyed this romp of a read!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX


      Thank you so much . Good you see you. ... ...Mary I appreciate it.

      So glad you like it. Blessings. Debbie

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      This was SO much fun learning more about our friend, Nell. Thanks for writing this....

      I voted this UP and awesome!

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      A great Interview with Nell.....and quirky thoughts and ideas!! Thanks for the write, Debbie! shared!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      thanks Laurinzo.. check out other hub with Michelle..

      hugs from tennessee


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      Live To Write 5 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

      Incredible hub Deborah... and please tell Michelle I said , "hello"

      Very great interview with a great writer...

      great job!


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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      You are so welcome Nell.. I love your hubs..

      Genna.. she is great isnt she..



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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi Deborah just came back for another read! lol! and I wanted to say thanks to everybody for their great comments too, have a wonderful weekend, nell

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      Genna East 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Nell is one of my favorite lady hubbers, so this was such a treat! Thanks, Deb on enabling us to “meet” Nell in England, and to getting to know her little better. What a wonderful gal!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Debbie, What a great interview! I love following Nell, she is so funny and her Hubs are very interesting. She and her husband remaining friends is wonderful. We need more people in our world like Nell. Nell wrote a Hub about taking some of us Hubbers to the Royal wedding, we had a ball. I love her wit and it's natural..Thank's again..Cheers..

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Great interview. Nice close up look at Nell Rose and her hubs. Enjoyed this much.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      teaches....nell is great .....thank you for visiting...blessinng


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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      I am enjoying Nell's writing on hubpages. Glad we got to know here more on this hub.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Justgrace.. thank you for visiting.. Nell is great


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      justgrace1776 5 years ago

      I think I'm going to go follow that Nell :)

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Faith.. Lol you are so cute


      Nell Rose is a great writer and a great hubber.

      thank you all


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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      A great interview and enjoyed reading all about a great hubber whom I follow.

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      What a lovely and fun interview. I will not be telling my husband about Nell, though, as he, too, loves time-travel movies/books, and vampire books/movies and we've seen the band "Scorpions" back in the day. Ha. What a great interview Michelle/Debbie! In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Lord thank you.. Nell was a joy to interview.. God Bless you my friend

      Rahul my son blessings to you what a faithful and loyal son you are.. I hope college will no be so hard on you.. but I have faith in you .. you are so smart

      MHatter so good to see you my poet friend

      Rina so good to see you bless you

      Bless all of you and hugs


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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      Loved this hub and especially your personal views. Thanks for sharing this interesting insight into your life. Voted up.

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      deergha 5 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Nice interview Debbie.....

      Nell its so nice to know about you....

      all votes up and sharing as well:-)

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      An engaging interview! I read most of Nell's unique hubs and found them fascinating! Nell is indeed a wonderful writer! You captured her vibrant personality in this engrossing interview! Well-done!

      Thanks for SHARING. Awesome & Interesting. Voted up

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      Rina Pinto 5 years ago from Dubai - UAE

      Debz, i enjoyed every bit of your interview over this hub .. .. but most of all - "Any violation or infringement of this copyright notice will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law" - have a great day!

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      Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

      You did it again! Stellar job. Congratulations.

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Awesome interview Deb...and Nell is a prolific and versatile writer... for sure...

      Your interviewing style is unique in your own way Mother

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      Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

      Really amazed by Nell's sense of humor. We have learned more about her and her life across the pond. Don't know who to trust as a tour Guide, Nell or Lesley Movie Master. I think is a tie. Wonderful interview Michelle!. er..! Debbie! This was fun! Thanks to both!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX





      Nell is an awesme writer she is really facinating..

      Michelle really enjoyed visitng her.. she is a roving reporter.. LOl

      hugs to you all


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      G. Diane Nelson Trotter 5 years ago from Fontana

      Nell, I am JEALOUS!!! You really know how to show a person a good time. Thank you Michelle for the blow by blow visit.

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Thanks suzette, I feel really honored! lol! this was great, I loved it!

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      Suzette Walker 5 years ago from Taos, NM

      Deborah, great interview of Nell. She is one of our favorites here on HP. Very creative interview and great questions and weaving in of her various hubs.

      Nell: What can I say? This is great! You are truly deserving of this write up and I love how Deborah weaved in your hubs. This is so funny and so Nell! Time machine phone booth - I love it.

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      Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

      Very nice job here Deborah and loved reading your interview of Nell, because I very much enjoy reading here articles and following her work. Have of course voted up and shared too!!

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      You will be very welcome Deborah, look forward to it! lol!

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      This is soooo very cool! HubFriends forever!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Nell don't be surprised. if. one day I show up ...glad you

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Marite, when are you coming over? lol! everybody is invited, and thanks again Deborah, nell

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Fun, fun write!

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      Our Ms Brooks this is just fantastic you should keep this going Voted hell to the yeah! awesome

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      Martie Coetser 5 years ago from South Africa

      I love reading Nell Rose's hubs; I love her sense of humor; I think I will be able to paint London red with Nell's co-operation :)))

      Thank you, Deborah, for this interesting and most enjoyable report of Nell's meeting with Michelle :)

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      Joyce Haragsim 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

      Debbie, you are the great writer. I love this story you've written so well.

      Voted up and awesome, Joyce.

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi Deborah, I just signed in and yeah! lol! this was an awesome right up, thanks so much! I really feel like I have been out and about with Michelle! lol! this is the first time anyone has ever written about me, so I am totally humbled, THANK YOU! now my head feels big! haha! now I am going to share this with just about everyone! lol! great stuff, thanks so much, nell

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Rolly thank you she is great.. blessings


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      Rolly A Chabot 5 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Deborah... what a great write this is and o one of the most inspiring and authors HP has. I have been following Nell for a long while. Great work here....

      Hugs from Canada