While travelling to visit a friend I had the radio on in the car and was listening casually to a favourite record programme. That’s going far back is it not? Suddenly I was captivated by a most beautiful voice, and had to pull over to the side of the road for fear I drove off […] Continue reading
For the last few years our combined families have been meeting most Sundays for brunch. Good farmers’ fare: sausages, bacon, eggs, hash brown potatoes and pancakes, the very best of local food, and gallons of tea. Sometimes there are eight of us, but just as often the number can stretch to twelve or thirteen, as […] Continue reading
When I can’t think I doodle. Sometimes a doodle will develop a life of its own. Never can tell what will happen!
I have been slicing away at words for hours today, doing the rough edit of my book B’Hemoth, which was recorded just before Christmas. It’s slow work but necessary before my son begins the last series of processes which will create our first full-length audio book! The end result will be very exciting, but right […] Continue reading
The continuing saga of Woo. Where on Earth will he get to now?
Painting by Vincent Van Gogh, Musee d’Orsay, Paris. Meaning of Authentic: 1. Conforming to fact and therefore worthy of belief. 2. Not counterfeit or copied. (Wordweb) If looking for the truth of things, search for what is authentic as opposed to simple. Simple doesn’t come close to explaining life at any time. Van Gogh caught […] Continue reading
No matter whether it is at the beginning of an existence or the end, Life always expresses itself fully without any sense of loss. That desire to be, is everywhere you look.
Rationing during the war meant that goodie stuff, such as sugar was severely limited. You took your ration book each week to the store and were handed the items that were allocated to you. If you gobbled them up too quickly, that was that until the next ration day came around. Knowing what we know […] Continue reading
I admit to coming to read Charles Dickens late in my life, and long after I began to do my own writing. There was a time when I didn’t want to read any other writers for fear I ended up sounding like all of them. Dickens taught me a lot when I got over that […] Continue reading