Missing You.

Thursday, 9th April 2020 I do not know if anyone will read this piece and I’m not sure what prompted me, a little over a week back, to start writing it. Perhaps it’s because of the strange times we find ourselves in? Our current enforced isolation from family and friends may have been what compelled me to…

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…