Lend With Care

Lend With Care

This is a really worthwhile cause. You lend money to people in (primarily) third world countries to improve their lives; they repay it in monthly instalments. So, it’s just like putting a sum aside into an account paying zero interest, which is more or less what most banks do. If you can afford to put […] more…
Brief Encounters in Timor Leste

Brief Encounters in Timor Leste

When visiting other countries it is only courteous to respect local people and ask their permission before taking their photographs, and to recognise that in many places the majority simply do not want to be photographed. The people of Timor Leste are an exception. Seeing you with a large camera, they will often invite you […] more…
Invisible College Gin Now Available!

Invisible College Gin Now Available!

How cool is this? A bespoke bottle of gin, distilled by Adnams to include my preferred botanicals and named after my YA trilogy! So how did this come to be produced? My daughter Emily, proprietor of the respected and popular Bristol Bites food blog, entered a competition to create your own gin…and she was the […] more…
August 2017: The Beginning of Autumn

August 2017: The Beginning of Autumn

I’m sure that autumn arrives a month earlier than it used to. On my early morning walk today, the first of August, there were definite signs. I was pleased that my secret supply of wild raspberries was not completely exhausted. These are hidden in a remote part of the local woods that not many know […] more…
First Hitchin OpenBook Festival an Amazing Success

First Hitchin OpenBook Festival an Amazing Success

On Saturday 29th July, the first ever ‘Books, Beers & Banter’ Open Book Literary Festival took place at the British Schools Museum, Hitchin. Organised by the Society of Authors Hertfordshire group, twenty local professional authors, whose subjects include fiction, poetry, history, royals and lifestyle genres (including cake decorating) gave a series of talks, readings and workshops. They were on […] more…
July 2017: Holloways

July 2017: Holloways

A ‘holloway’ is a sunken lane, usually created over a period of time by water, erosion and traffic. The main characteristics are the steep banks to either side, which may be up to five metres in height, and the trees and hedges that touch overhead, giving the impression of a tunnel. This is a modest […] more…
Society of Authors Herts Writers Group: Photoshoot at Waterstones Hitchin

Society of Authors Herts Writers Group: Photoshoot at Waterstones Hitchin

Much fun was had by participants and onlookers at the Society of Authors Herts group photoshoot at Waterstones Hitchin to publicise our event, ‘Books, Beers & Banter’, the OpenBook Literary Festival, which will be held from 12-6pm, Saturday 29 July at the British Schools Museum, Hitchin. The event forms part of the Hitchin Festival. Twenty […] more…
Photographs Now On Sale On Shutterstock

Photographs Now On Sale On Shutterstock

I have recently become accepted as a contributor to Shutterstock and will be building my portfolio over the coming weeks and months. This is in addition to my collection on Alamy. All photographs available for sale can also be found from the links on this page of my website. more…
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