This is just a quick post to share some news with you all. Today the manuscript for Marnie Shaw and the Mystery of Yapton Farm was sent out to beta readers – it’s finally flown the nest! I’m very nervous about this. For the first time I’m actually asking people to be honest. Sending it… Continue reading Fly little bird, fly!
The rich, royal hue dominated the room with a tangible menace that was overpowering. The room may have been called beautiful once, when crimson was the colour of choice for extravagant lifestyles, set against dark wood and candlelight, accompanied by lavish costumes and music. But those times had passed, replaced by a lesser clientele.… Continue reading Red
Last night I attended a concert by the Bromley Symphony Orchestra with my lovely dad and my eldest son. As well as The London Symphony and some Rachmaninov they performed The Colour Symphony by Bliss. As I watched the normally darkly dressed musicians play this beautiful piece of music wearing blues, purples, reds and greens… Continue reading The meaning of colour
Today I’m in London for an appointment so I’m making the most of being in the capital by arriving a bit early and having a nice lunch. Although London is only a train ride away, I rarely make the journey unless I have to. I’m too much of a country girl to venture into the… Continue reading The joy of just listening
A year ago I started this blog, along with a Facebook Page and Twitter feed to give myself a stronger online presence for my writing. My first blog post looked back over 2015, a year I will never forget. The year had low points, including a cancer diagnosis, and high points, finishing a first draft of my first… Continue reading One year on…
Well I’ve finally been! A lovely weekend away in Edinburgh and where was the one place I insisted we go? The Elephant House, of course! Now if you’re not a total Potter-head you might be wondering what I’m going on about. But those in the know will be aware that the first Harry Potter book,… Continue reading The home of Harry Potter
Over this Remembrance weekend I have been remembering a man I know very little about, but a man who is the inspiration for one of my characters, Marnie Shaw’s Uncle Barton. Without giving too much away, Marnie’s Uncle Barton is in the Royal Navy at the time of the Second World War. Living in a… Continue reading Lest we forget