Our Personal Eco-Oasis


Cars queue to wreck our world. We have all heard the song, A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square. I had heard that nightingales have now colonised Berlin, although in our square behind the splendid turn of the century front, I have rarely heard a nightingale. However, woodpeckers, flocks of sparrows and starlings, various tits andContinue reading “Our Personal Eco-Oasis”

What have Bojo and Andrew in common?


It’s easy. They just don’t get it! They both think half-baked excuses for appalling behaviour, will do. A laugh and a shrug will see things okay. Well, in a week when there is a shortage of chickens, the chickens are coming home to roost. For Andy and Bojo it will be another inconvenience. For peopleContinue reading “What have Bojo and Andrew in common?”

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”

Writing to cleanse your subconscious.


A revered childhood mentor, Mr Eveleigh, with the football team – a man who tried to get us to a guilt-free adolescence. In my last blog I asked why authors continue to write, despite gaining so few readers. Am I sure that we have few readers? An internet search reveals that average US sales forContinue reading “Writing to cleanse your subconscious.”

So why do authors bother?


Why do we write We are exhibitionists, who want to be the centre of attention. Really? There must be easier ways! We want to put the world right. Dream on. The world isn’t waiting for us. We want to get rich. Stop laughing! Here is the truth? We have deep insecurities and writing about themContinue reading “So why do authors bother?”

I couldn’t afford a therapist so I watched Frasier.


(Cristela Alonzo) I couldn’t afford a therapist so I started writing about my man hang-ups – by imagining I am woman. It works. Put Clive La Pensée – into Amazon. Look for Goddesses for some free pages. There was a trip I had been promising myself – to the Südgelände. I knew that once theContinue reading “I couldn’t afford a therapist so I watched Frasier.”