Category Archives: Writing

Revisiting novel #1 while writing the sequel

At the moment I’m working on a novel proposal for an Italian publisher who is looking for First World War themed books for its new series.  I was put onto it by a friend of a friend who also happens … Continue reading

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They’re alive!

It has been, what, eight days since I planted these seeds?  Look at them now!  The peas came first.  There was no sign of the tomatoes so I turned them around in the bag so they were at the closed … Continue reading

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A song.

This was a song I wrote while at choir.  Aiming for a Pam Ayres / Victoria Wood style, it was just a tongue-in-cheek look at the soprano experience.  The intended joke was that this would be sung at soprano pitch, … Continue reading

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Stare at this white wall and listen

  Stare at this white wall and listen; to the distant-near roar of the resurrecting sea to the turf in the grate starting to catch: unimagined heat at the heart of unimagined cold And the arguing of dead grandparents –          … Continue reading

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Employment is upon us

Hello there, I’m a bit late this week but I’ve been busy (at last!).  Yes I am now in proper employment.  My training course at Berlitz ended last Friday and I started work on Tuesday.  I taught for 19 units … Continue reading

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Books!

I have bought three books this month.  I shouldn’t have, technically I’m still starving to death in a beautiful flat in West Germany (can I still call it that?  It’s still in the west, after all).  The thing is, I … Continue reading

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Places please…

Why do I do it?  Why oh why do I delay going shopping until I am almost faint with hunger and struggle to carry it home again?  I don’t do the thing of buying more than I need, though this is … Continue reading

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