Monthly Archives: December 2015

OUT with the OLD – and IN with the NEW!

These were my New Year Resolutions for 2015 . . . And this is how I did . . . I have written most of my second novel, entitled “Knitting Can Walk”, and I have the plan for the rest … Continue reading

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My Fourth and Final Tattoo

Yesterday, on 29th December 2015, my son, Dave, inked my skin for the fourth and final time. It was his birthday present to me for my 60th, which I celebrated two weeks ago. I have always planned to have four. … Continue reading

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Author Interview: Howard Loring

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Writer’s Quote Wednesday – Foolproof Designs

This is my Christmas week contribution to Silver Threading’s Writer’s Quote Wednesday and Ronovan Writes‘ BeWoW (Be Writing on Wednesday). I am a great admirer of Douglas Adams. He shows great insight, originality and humour in his science fiction books … Continue reading

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An Open Letter From a Dead Child To His Mother On His Death Anniversary

Originally posted on White Shadows:
A mother crying on the death of her child- Peshawar School Attack 16 December 2014, Pakistan. Ma! It’s 16 December. The day you saw my blood stained dead body. The day you died along with…

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A Doubtful Sound

This evening, I am at The Louisiana in Bristol with a few friends and family, and a big bunch of fans of A Doubtful Sound. My grandson, Ollie, is the drummer. It is ear-splitting Rock, but good quality. They are … Continue reading

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Blogging – One Year Later

I officially started my blog on 16th November 2014, but the original objective was to raise visibility of my debut novel, Eleven Miles, which was published on the 16th of December. Since then, I have made so many good friends … Continue reading

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Writer’s Quote Wednesday – Age and Enthusiasm

Today I celebrate my sixtieth birthday. When I was at school, a thirty year-old looked very old to me. Today she looks very young. I don’t feel as if I am sixty. I feel as full of enthusiasm for life … Continue reading

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Lance’s Coach Tour #7

It seems to have been a very long time since our last tour, when we visited Queen Boudica as she prepared to go into battle, but it is really only a single click on the control for my newly installed … Continue reading

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Review: The Last Kingdom

The Last Kingdom by Bernard Cornwell My rating: 4 of 5 stars The graphic descriptions in this book, some of them very violent and gory, others depicting the smells and sights of the ninth century, are wonderful. They do what … Continue reading

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