Monthly Archives: March 2014

Novel experiences done; dusted still in the air

  Yes, at just before midnight last night I typed in those two little words a novelist takes so long to get to. Phew! Darx Circle has at last been converted from an unfinished manuscript to another completed fantasy. The … Continue reading

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Blog Not Abandoned

  I am writing with increased compulsion as I reach the climax of Darx Circle, which is currently at 118523 words, including a recent addition of a 220-word rhymed section from a ‘Minstrel’s Saga’. The only things done in between … Continue reading

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This leopard is about to speak to an animal communicator and he’s got a lot on his mind. This is AMAZING!

Originally posted on Spiritbath:
This totally remarkable and touching video is understandably going viral. It has a special impact for me regarding synchronicity. On 29th January this year, an animal came into my current novel and began to communicate with the protagonists. This section … Continue reading


Really Awful Stranglers in the Night – Just as a Choke

    As a public service, I thought it would be a good idea to update soppy songs like the following one, to bring them more in tune with modern times:  Stranglers in the night Look for a victim Lurking … Continue reading

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  And now some views of our shattering experience:     Mahnd the gap!  A see-through sea view.   The door is a great deal more damaged than the little boy.  Colonialist March 2014 (WordPress)  

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  Over the past week I have had lots of desire to blog, even though, in quick succession, both my regular cameras have terminally joined the non-clicking-clique (and my printer has decided it doesn’t feel like printing any more) not … Continue reading

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With the Oscar Pistorius media circus going on, I could not resist the temptation to publish this picture which I have stolen from an email of the tenant of my Sister-in-Law following a visit.   I don’t have the photographer’s … Continue reading

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