Researching Charlotte …

Researching Charlotte …

At Shaw’s Corner … There is something fascinating about seeing exactly where noteworthy writers crafted their works, as if we can absorb some o their creative genius from the ether, so a visit to the home of George Bernard Shaw (GBS), winner of a Nobel...
Damnable dementia …

Damnable dementia …

Here’s one written when my mother was still alive and which I’ve since updated …the experience I describe here became a distant memory as my mother’s vascular dementia progressed. Dementia is a demon who created a woman I disliked, dreaded seeing, but felt...
Staying in is the new going out …

Staying in is the new going out …

I wrote this some time ago (Feb 2019) but it seems more pertinent now. Don’t worry, I’ve not gone all trendily ‘hygge’ but when the weather turns cold and the nights are dark, then staying in hugely appeals to me. If I’m writing a book, I...
Coronavirus – the positives

Coronavirus – the positives

Coronavirus started out as a problem in Wuhan, China.    The latest research jointly conducted by researchers such as South China Agricultural University, Professor Shen Yongyi, and Professor Xiao Lihua, shows that the pangolin (a form of ant-eater) is a...
Playing with Podcasts

Playing with Podcasts

With the help of Bude & Beyond IT guru and friend, Rob Wilcox, who is brilliant at this techie stuff, I have been practising with podcasts. The first is a little about me and my forthcoming book. The second is top of the head stuff about creative writing, notably...