Tag Archives: adventure

Oct 15

Finally

After what seems like years of delays, we are assured the boat is on its way. Leaving the Czech Republic Wednesday, it will be in the water at the end of the week: in time for half term. I will of course believe it when I see it. But until then, a few more pics […]

Jul 23

50 Things to do before I’m 50.

I hit the big 50 in 11 months and a few days. Time I felt to look at the things I have done, and decide what needs to be achieved before that milestone arrives.I did the usual research – ie I googled other people’s lists and then came up with my own. Aware that some […]

Aug 03

Time to say Goodbye to Lucy and Mark

The moment I have been dreading arrives this month. Lucy and Mark – my erstwhile Canvey duo – take their final bows in the final book of the Aldwych Strand Trilogy: The Whitechapel Affair. It is a moment of mixed emotions. Not only have they occupied my free hours for the last four years, but […]

What has Lucy got herself into this time?

Originally posted on The Secret of Aldwych Strand:
“– although all the men you meet in this time zone will lie to you, only Mark will betray you.” *** The 1949 Affair is here – out on kindle ahead of its paperback release Monday… ? Mark was hoping to go home. Not that home was…

Jun 05

Daily Prompt: Forbidden

Forbidden – an unusual word. Forbidden – a locked door;  a building without windows. The more they don’t let you in, the more you want to see inside. And when I saw this building at the Ally Pally I wanted to go inside. Then I saw the word danger. I have a “thing” about the […]

When Fiction becomes Stranger than Life….

It’s very bizarre! I  started writing “The Secret of Aldwych Strand” as a bit of light relief. It’s got away from me. What was intended to be little more than a tale of two Essex teenagers exploring London at the turn of the 20th Century has turned into an alternate universe tale – after they […]

Three am in the Morning and other ramblings

7am on the last Saturday of the Holidays! I’ve been awake since 3am in that dozing, half existence of: “ooh I’ll just listen to one more item on the World Service…. Wow is that the time?… Dog… husband… cats – WHOEVER YOU ARE…. (and you know who you are)  STOP SNORING, God-dammit! Rover had posted […]