Being mindful without mysticism


The Microsoft Bing definition or Mindfulness. the quality or state of being conscious or aware of something: “their mindfulness of the wider cinematic tradition” a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique. How I applyContinue reading “Being mindful without mysticism”

Coming of age in modern Downton Abbey


The full story is available via Amazon, with all the twists, turns, love, mendacity, betrayal and sin and error, every romantic thriller should encompass.
Someone Tell Me What Is Going On – Millie Backhouse shouts as her life descends into confusion.
She sorts it out, of course.

Someone Tell Me! – Day 1


During C-19 lockdown, I decided to post chapters of my 5* novel Someone Tell Me What Is Going On, as a free read. I’ve now re-posted the first 9 chapters so that they are in the correct order. If you are interested in the whole novel, go to Clive La Pensée on Amazon or clickContinue reading “Someone Tell Me! – Day 1”

Someone Tell me! – Day 2


New to this series? Please check out Day 1 – Vera before continuing. The Rules. Tuesday. It was a beautiful July morning. I took my normal route to the café, alongside a stream full of watercress and tall grasses and late-spring scents. It followed the route of an avenue of fine old sycamores and chestnuts,Continue reading “Someone Tell me! – Day 2”

Someone Tell Me! – Days 3 and 4


These chapters stand alone as short stories, but click here for Days 1 and 2 and enjoy the build up. Summary Day 1. Vera offers Millie a job as a Lady’s companion. Day 2. The Lady and her companion get off on the wrong foot, but manage a truce. Day 3. The House. Wednesday. SometimeContinue reading “Someone Tell Me! – Days 3 and 4”

Someone Tell Me! – Days 5 and 6


It’s great fun putting my 5* novel up for people to read during lockdown. I will keep posting <Someone Tell Me What Is Going On!> after Lockdown. You can also read for free on Kindle Unlimited. So far – Millie is offered a job as a lady’s companion, but things end in a myriad ofContinue reading “Someone Tell Me! – Days 5 and 6”

Someone Tell Me! – Day 7


You can find the previous chapters as Day 1 etc. under Literature. Can’t wait. Get Someone Tell Me What Is Going On,’ free to read on Kindle Unlimited, or just £0.99 as e-book. If you would rather read on, then just know that Millie and Sid are best friends and employed by Lady Vera AshingtonContinue reading “Someone Tell Me! – Day 7”

The Other Half – Days 8 and 9


Here are the next two chapters from my 5* novel, Someone Tell Me What Is Going On. Day 10 is imminent. Can’t wait? Then get the complete novel, free through Kindle Unlimited. Day 8. Interludes for more gossip. Monday. Not even out of bed yet and a text from Vera. I always put my phoneContinue reading “The Other Half – Days 8 and 9”