July 4th 2015 : My Nashville Photo Essay

Recently we had the privilege of being in the USA for this year’s Independence Day celebrations, something I have long wanted to experience. We began our week long holiday in Chicago before flying to Nashville, Tennessee, for the weekend. The scenes were incredible; hopefully this selection of my photographs gives you a flavour of the…

Meeting the writers!

So far, as an avid reader, I have read many books by many authors. But, I have only ever met two of them. Namely, Phillippa Gregory and John Connolly. Some years back now, Sarah and I travelled to Sheffield for an evening event with Ms Gregory and found it to be an extremely enjoyable evening….

A Few Of My Favourite Things: #2 My Favourite Albums Of 2014

Okay. I know that they are called CD’s these days. But I am old enough to recall actually buying vinyl – before they became the latest hip, trendy thing to buy. Although, despite my age, I have graduated to a shelf full of CD’s and an iPod full of MR3’s, I still prefer to listen…

A Few Of My Favourite Things: My Favourite Books Of 2014

The past twelve months has seen me read around 35 novels to date. There is still tim to add to this tally. Of these, a few have annoyed me, most have kept me reasonably entertained and a few have delighted me. Here are my top five books I have read this year. 1. “A Man…

My Favourite Reads #1 : “Rogue Male” by Geoffrey Household

My Favourite Books: #1 At the top of my list is the wonderful “Rogue Male” by Geoffrey Household. Written in 1939 this is a brilliant, tense and exciting thriller that evokes wonderful images of pre-war European anxieties. Our hero, an professional big game hunter wonders if he can track and line up in his sights…