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…
Open Book Literary Festival  (Hitchin Festival 2017) Saturday 29th July

Open Book Literary Festival (Hitchin Festival 2017) Saturday 29th July

‘Books, Beers & Banter’… so runs the tag line. It sounds like a great day out for the family, and it will be! The Society of Authors Hertfordshire group is organising the Open Book Literary Festival for one day only, Saturday 29th July, between midday and 6pm, at the British Schools Museum, 41/42 Queen Street, Hitchin […] more…
Book Signing, Waterstones Colchester, Friday 2nd June

Book Signing, Waterstones Colchester, Friday 2nd June

I thoroughly enjoyed my second book signing event at Waterstones Colchester High Street, on Friday 2nd June. I met many interested teens and parents and gained a good number of new readers of my The Invisible College Trilogy. Many thanks to all of you and to the helpful staff at Waterstones. more…
Colour Swatch Print of Every UK Bird – A Truly Original Concept

Colour Swatch Print of Every UK Bird – A Truly Original Concept

This is cool. As described  in Caught by the River‘s competition post, to win a free print, from Friday 19th May. ‘Despite looking through countless bird guides, photographer and designer Pedr Browne couldn’t find anything that gave an overview of their most basic visual characteristic – their colours. And so he embarked on a mission to capture […] more…
The Invisible College Trilogy Stocked at Foyles, Chelmsford

The Invisible College Trilogy Stocked at Foyles, Chelmsford

My ‘The Invisible College’ trilogy now displayed in a prominent position, front of shop, on the Local Interest shelf in Foyles, Chelmsford. Many thanks to the manager, Tom. more…
Writer’s Block Local Radio Show: 5th Anniversary

Writer’s Block Local Radio Show: 5th Anniversary

It was a pleasure to be invited onto the fifth anniversary Sarah Banham’s Writer’s Block radio show on Saint FM yesterday. I only became aware of the programme last year and was surprised to find a community radio programme dedicated to local authors. Writing is an often solitary occupation, which is fine for most of the time, […] more…
Classic Car Meeting: Little Baddow April 2017

Classic Car Meeting: Little Baddow April 2017

I haven’t the slightest interest in cars, regarding them simply as a means of travel when walking is impractical. I do, nevertheless, get pleasure from the aesthetics of attractive design, hence this post. I was on my way to the woods to photograph the wild flowers featured in a previous post when by chance I […] more…
April 2017: Little Baddow National Trust Woodlands

April 2017: Little Baddow National Trust Woodlands

April is the month when the transition from Winter to Spring is most marked. The wood anemones of March have begun to fade and give way to bluebells and blossom. This wild pear tree was at its best in early April, rising through the early morning mist at Pheasanthouse Farm. Greater stitchwort is abundant, seen […] more…
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