‘Spare’ time.

Have I read the book? Yes, of course. I am not a royal watcher, fanatic or even much of a fan. I have to confess that when I took a tour through the crown jewels last year, I was slightly sickened as I had just walked past quite a few sleeping bags in shop doorways.Continue reading “‘Spare’ time.”

To the New Year!

So, I am back. Today is one of those days where I just ave no energy and want to spend it hunkered down indoors in a cosy hoodie. I juts spent 1 hour deleting old emails, and I still have 8000 to go. Any suggestions? I find this gives me an utter headache and IContinue reading “To the New Year!”

Life is very short, and there’s no time for fussing and fighting my friend.

Today is December 8th, and I wanted to remember John Lennon. In 1980, on this day, he was shot outside his home in New York. I remember it well. I was fairly young, but I do remember that he was important to my parents, and I was brought up on the music of the Beatles.Continue reading “Life is very short, and there’s no time for fussing and fighting my friend.”

Writing my book, The Camera Obscure: story 5, The Sound of the Bell.

‘It was nearly 2am. Barker had arranged to meet Hill in this god-forsaken place upon the hour. He shuddered, but it was not due to the inclement weather, although the night was indeed a fearful one; thunder rumbled in the distance, intermittent flashes of lightning illuminating the sky in bursts and Barker was soaked toContinue reading “Writing my book, The Camera Obscure: story 5, The Sound of the Bell.”

Story number 2: The Bog-man

‘HIs face was like old, brown leather, weather-beaten as if he had spent too much time in the sun. His skin was so lined and creased, yet at the same time, strangely shiny. He did look as if he was sleeping; creased leather eyelids shut over almost empty sockets…Death had marked his expression with hisContinue reading “Story number 2: The Bog-man”

Breaking news!

My second book, a collection of poetry called Tourist to the Sun, is now into the publication process. It’s being published by Tsaunderspublications and includes many previously published poems but now all in one place and my own book. The amazing cover (to be revealed soon) is designed by The incredibly talented Lynn Stuart, whoContinue reading “Breaking news!”

another few reasons this is an auspicious day…

My son finished his Uni year 2. He is on for a first or high 2:1. That’s an amazing achievement. Well done Jacob Rush! My husband, no doubt, has helped some patients today. I have passed the first module of my Autism level 2 course. I have another acting job and begin to rehearse inContinue reading “another few reasons this is an auspicious day…”

If there was ever an auspicious day, today is that day

Well, I have finally done it! I have checked and proof-read my book for the umpteenth time and I really hope there is nothing either I or the publisher has missed! I am very happy with it and so I being the journey toward the publication of my first book of short stories, The CameraContinue reading “If there was ever an auspicious day, today is that day”