Socialist Art. Really?


Mindfulness not only comes in useful to determine what we thought at the moment, but eighty words might reveal what the model was thinking. Who knows? Damned artists! I sit here, in the altogether, pretending to be a wronged goddess. Thank goodness he agreed to put in the animal parts, later. The smell was somethingContinue reading “Socialist Art. Really?”

The 60s


Don’t forget – A Short History of Anxiety, is free to download, from Amazon, next weekend. Most young people view the 60s as a decadent decade of sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll. The only true part is the rock ‘n roll. The music changed everything, because of the dirge that had gone before. TimeContinue reading “The 60s”

Scratching my Head


What fiction authors do! They scratch their head. They do it when they write a plot and when they are finished and revising the plot, and when the revisions are finished and it is to be published and then, finally when it is to be sold. That’s when the scratching really begins! Marketing is theContinue reading “Scratching my Head”

Bike Blog


Living with derision We all do it! It takes a momentary judgement lapse and your life is in the balance.  A cautionary tale..My angling friend hurt himself when his line snagged, he pulled, it stretched, snapped and propelled his weight thingy back at him. Lots of blood.Carp 1: David 0.He revealed his story to lessenContinue reading “Bike Blog”

William Clowes – Primitive Methodism in Hull


The community of Clowes Memorial Methodist Church, Greenwood Ave, Hull, and Hull Civic Society, put together a calendar of events to celebrate the life and work of a charismatic missionary and preacher, who was based in Hull and from there walked many miles to deliver passionate sermons across the country. William Clowes is one ofContinue reading “William Clowes – Primitive Methodism in Hull”

The Merchants of Beverley and the Tudor Age


This sounds a very parochial title, but Renaissance Beverley was anything but parochial. Beverley merchants traded (and thus were influencers) across Europe – as far East as present-day Russia and south to Italy and beyond. Of course, it was two-way traffic and ideas on trade, religion and art found their way back to the northContinue reading “The Merchants of Beverley and the Tudor Age”

Friends of Hull General Cemetery


Philip Larkin on his walk with John Betjeman through the disused Hull General Cemetery, (1964) declared it to be a natural cathedral. Over the years, it declined into an overgrown fly-tipping and drug abuse centre. Enter a group of local residents in 2015. In the beginning they litter picked and disposed of the used syringes,Continue reading “Friends of Hull General Cemetery”

Beverley and its Medieval Hanse Trade


The Hanse and Beverley Beverley Town Council (East Riding of Yorkshire) has been informed by the virtual International Hanse Day in Brilon/Germany, that its application for membership of the Modern Hanseatic League was successful. The announcement was made at the conference of delegates on 6th June 2020. Hull represents the English contingent of Hanse Towns –Continue reading “Beverley and its Medieval Hanse Trade”

Joseph Green and Robert Motherby – Hull Merchants and Kant’s Philosophy


This is an intriguing account about how Yorkshire’s medieval trade links with the Baltic created a lasting network, not only for businesses and trade, but also for cross-cultural cooperation.The story begins in former German city of Königsberg now called Kaliningrad and is part of the Russian Federation. Historical Summary The town was granted a charterContinue reading “Joseph Green and Robert Motherby – Hull Merchants and Kant’s Philosophy”