Dec 27

Oh Christmas Tree

This is the first year in 4 that we’ve been to my parents. Covid kept us away last year, OH beung a retail pixie account for the others. Being home is bittersweet. My parents are in their twilight years. Christmasses yet to come, as a family unit, are likely to be counted in years not […]

Dec 26

An Up and Down Year

I cannot say I will be sorry to see the back of this year. Quite the opposite. It cannot leave soon enough. Stuff personal, family and work, have kept me from my keyboard in a creative capacity. Live, online lessons are all very well and good but when your hobby is writing, it’s a bit […]

Marina Birds

Been a tad worried this last 24 hours. I was woken this morning to ‘Murder. Murder. Murder.’ Followed by ‘ Not me. Not me.’ Expecting every TV detective in history to arrive on the marina. When I know more….

Apr 09

Weather station blues

Not really sure where to begin here. Dad has a weather station. He’s had it donkey’s years. He used to let Derek at BBC Wales Weather know what was going on, weather-wise, in Llandegla. As he’s got older all that stopped but he kept the weather station going. Long suffering OH and I are trying […]

Jan 01

What Will 2020 2 Be?

A year of change. That is for certain. I’m not sure it’s all going to be for the good. Nor that all will bring happiness. But after last year, I’ve learned that happiness is in the small things. Like a lonely cat, finding friendship with a dog. Seeing my Mum and Dad at Christmas. Spending […]

Aug 15

Byrd: Free to a good home

For one week only (until the next time) Byrd’s first mystery – A Cowardice of Crows is free (on Kindle) all around the world. For those of you new to his world, Symington, Earl Byrd is – to all intents and purposes – a pleasure loving man about town. Best friends with Bertie, Prince of […]

Jun 04

Marina Bird update

Had some newcomers yesterday, if all the “hellos” were anything to go by. Haven’t heard them today. Hope the row between Bill Hates Youuu and Too Cruel Anthony hasn’t put them off…

Jun 02

Facepalm

Not to self, switch on oven not grill. Twit. Boat now boiling hot and smelling of burnt fat

May 29

Marina Bird Mystery

It’s hotting up on the marina. Bill Hates Youuu  is back and I remain none the wiser as to what the cause of Bill’s vitriol is, though, I do have two theories. The pair of cuckoos seem to have had a fight. There is a lot of Cuck but no Coo. Perhaps Coo is Bill? […]

May 02

Marina Birds

The Canada geese were on a hurry up this morning. Obviously they hadn’t set the alarm as I heard one of them quite distinctly tell the others “We’re Late! We’re Late! We’re Late!” Hope wherever they’re going is used to their tardiness 🙂