Monthly Archives: December 2016

December 17

#QBYRD

Am doing a.twitter Q&A session on my @Symington_Byrd  handle tomorrow,  18th Dec from 18:30 GMT. Feel free to ask a question or 2, or follow it on #QBYRD

December 11

50 before 50: blue plaque #1 (Violet Szabo)

We were in Brixton and its environs yesterday. Opening the blue plaque app – as you do – we made our way to 18 Burnley Road, Stockwell to see the memorial to this very brave war hero. I shall let her citation speak far more effectively than I ever could on the subject. For more […]

December 04

Weekly Photo Challenge: Relax

When you need a massage, there’s nothing like one from your bestie 🙂 for more takes on this week’s challenge click here

December 04

10 thing you NEED to know about Symington, Earl Byrd

Originally posted on Sarah E Smith:
“Tell us about Byrd,” my publisher said. Only having the one publisher I have often wondered whether they all talk in the third person, or this is something peculiar to mine. “And be snappy about it.” I was touting him an idea for a new detective on the block,…

December 03

Sampson’s occasional guide to the Gentleman’s Gentleman.

Originally posted on Sarah E Smith:
A gentleman’s gentleman: Is up before his master, and goes to bed after him; even when told “not to wait up”. Is fastidiously neat and tidy in his appearance and habits. He ensures his employer is immaculately turned out – at all times. Even if His Lordship desires to…