Chapter 3 – Country Living

Sunlight poured in through the open curtains. White walls were polished a warm primrose yellow. Bird song was clear in the early morning calm. As I lay there a cold breeze came through the small open window and stroked my face, the contrast to the rest of me snug in the depths of the bed… Continue reading Chapter 3 – Country Living

Composting Love…

OK so this is probably a little weird but I am going to write a paean of praise for my new compost bin. Yes, my compost bin. I don't think I have gone completely crazy so here's why. You know we all have loads of kitchen waste, veg peeling etc that we put in the… Continue reading Composting Love…

Disappointing…

Also a learning experience. I posted the first chapter of my first novel on Saturday as a blog post. I am, I hope honestly, proud of the book as a whole and hoped to obtain at least a few readings and comments, I do after all need to improve in the writing trade. I duly… Continue reading Disappointing…

Mindful Textures…

Some people think I am mad, but I walk mindfully to give myself some calm. I find hunting for interesting textures in the surfaces of objects that I pass helps me to focus on the present. Almost a zen thing.

Mindful Walking…

This lockdown time has been stressful in many ways. The lack of liberty, not seeing friends, uncertainty about our jobs and prospects. All very bad. We have to try and find what small comforts we can. Something I have been doing a lot more of is walking. This has been partly forced since I was… Continue reading Mindful Walking…

Back In Time

I found my old blog the other day. Quite illuminating. I was a bit of a blog maniac in those days, posting several times a week, often at great length. Quite a lot was about food, more about dealing with depression. Looking back, it is interesting to see the changes. You don't notice changes in… Continue reading Back In Time

Recovered…

Well, I have bitten the bullet and produced a new cover for Renaissance. I am still not happy with it but it is more like more action adventure thriller covers so hopefully it will help sales. I have also radically trimmed the blurb... aiming for more punch. So much to learn, I could really use… Continue reading Recovered…

Birdsong…

Despite living in a built-up are, a matter of convenience over personal choice, I am fortunate to be able to hear the birds. When my neighbors are not shouting at each other... I would love to be able to understand what the song means. I am also amazed by the power and carrying nature of… Continue reading Birdsong…