Category Archives: writing

Jan 02

Resolved 2/1

Have I ever made a resolution and kept it? Not really. I read those made by friends and I admire their strength of character. If I resolved to swear less, I’d swear more; lose weight, I’d gain it. It’s the kind of girl I am. I won’t lie to you. But thinking about it, I […]

Dec 28

2017 – the year I almost blogged

It’s been a busy year, life wise. Blog wise, it’s been appalling. I had such high hopes in January. A post a week on a wide range of topics. It never happened. I could blame moving house. The upheaval, the living in a hotel, the final tense moments waiting for the boat to arrive. I […]

Oct 22

October Holiday: 2

Yesterday we were not where I expected to be. But sometimes it’s necessary to make the best of a bad job. And the Haycock hotel is always good for recharging the creative batteries. This weekend proved no different I always knew I had multiple murders. After Midsomer, it’s de riguer. But after a day here, […]

Holiday 27

Was a day of writing. Progress is slow but steady. Chapters 16 and 17 are sorted with a load of back filling sentences seeded into previous chapters. Aim today are chapters 18 – 20. Better get a wiggle on. Saturday was also a day with no internet access except via precarious wormholes. The rest of […]

Aug 05

Holiday: 8 – 14

I should have known posting every day would be too much to keep up, especially with a week of moving items out of two stores in Southend into the new store in Cambs, ready for the day (week, month, year) the boat is ready.  We hired a crafter van – from a well known rather […]

Jul 15

Symington Byrd 2… an update

Byrd’s latest mystery is proving a bit of a bugger. (Excuse my French). The corpses are piling up nicely. The murderer has motive and opportunity. Everybody who was at Hamblebee Hall (court, house – I’ll make my mind up by the end of the book) on the night of the murder is lying, and their […]

Jun 23

No time to stand and stare

I read on my WordPress friend, Colonialist’s  blog that his local independent bookshop – by all accounts a vibrant place – is closing. (Read article here.) This saddens me. I do not like to see a closed bookshop. It makes me feel I am having a conversation with Susan of Narnia fame, who grew up […]