Category Archives: whimsy

Feb 28

Dear Brain

Whilst I agree  being awake at 2am has its benefits; especially as I’ve worked out I need to change the location of murder two and lengthen the time  frame of the whole book. Can I please go back to sleep?

Burning question

Six people give an account of a dinner party. One member of the party doesn’t mention one of the guests at all during his account. Why not?

Jan 04

January Blogging Challenge: Imaginary Friend

“If Sarah  wasn’t a writer,” OH said over dinner, “I’m sure she’d be schizophrenic.” As you can imagine, Mother was horrified. A brussel sprout clattered back onto her plate. A dead ringer for Her Majesty in a younger day, she called on that to deliver a stinging retort. It involved the words “bloody” and “idiot”. […]

In the wee small hours

I woke to the sound of a heavy breathing dog. He had moved. His fan (a dyson – yes I know, spoilt) was no longer cooling him down. For my own sanity, I sorted it out: until he moved again. Then with morpheous ignoring  my pleas, I went to read the BBC news and catchup […]

Jan 23

Dear Future Godchild

Dear Future Godchild, I was pleased to make your acquaintance today when your Mum sent a picture of your 12 week scan. I look forward to meeting you properly later this year and getting to know you over the years. Today, I would like to promise you several things. Firstly I would like to promise […]

Dec 31

A Dilemma

First let me explain, I have not been posting because I have been writing. I have in the last week written 10,500 words explaining what has happened to Lucy since the end of book two. And some of those words seem to be making sense. But this new spurt of activity has caused a problem. […]

Aug 17

Woodham Mortimer: an awful lot of history

If you are traveling along the A414 to Malden you will go through Woodham Mortimer and you will pass this view. Blink – of course – and you will miss it. On the left of the road there is a church and a house with a blue plaque. To the right there is  what appears […]

Apr 09

A journey round wordpress

Today I’m on Canvey,  a brief stop before heading off to Blenheim to photograph a bookshelf. You never know, there might be an ostentatious book reading while I’m there – just for fun you understand. Anyway while I wait for OH, I have trawled my favourite sites; caught up and commented -as you do. And […]