Category Archives: Children’s Fiction

The Impossible Gift


Merry Christmas Everyone! (Sorry, I don’t DO Happy Holidays.) A story written previously that I thought was worthy of a repeat for this Christmas. It has now mysteriously vanished from the original blog, Facebook, and Word, perhaps due to the … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Children's Fiction, Flash Fiction | 18 Comments

Robin Takes Off At Last As All One Could Wish


I seem to have spent the whole day on the phone or internet dealing with issues. Even on the way back from school with the grandchildren, after R had finished her Squad swimming, she was holding my mobile phone to … Continue reading

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Something to Hoot About


That was just for fun and to reintroduce the topic of my writing and that with which I am associated. In which connection (drumroll) you may recall a certain post about a certain Decision that followed one on Christmas Day … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Books, Cartoon inventions, Children's Fiction, Current Affairs, Wordplay, Writing, Young Adult Fiction | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Let There be a Searchlight


When not collecting kids from school or watching swimming training, I have spent most of the past couple of days in hunting for a charger for my Eurolux searchlight.  After several years without a charge, the few million candlepower beam … Continue reading

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Merited Reproofs


In this case, my title doesn’t mean deserved rebukes, but proofs for the re-issue of Tabika and Tabika Book Two which have merit! These have just come from the printers. I am pleased with my new cover designs: I am … Continue reading

Posted in Cats, Children's Fiction, Cover Design, Fantasy, Writing | Tagged , , , , , | 17 Comments

New Front Matter for Tabika


While reformatting my earlier novels Tabika and Tabika Book Two for the forthcoming new editions, I had an impulse to set the tone of Book Two with a new rhyme.  I think it works quite well,  and Tabitha, lying on my desk … Continue reading

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Goodbye Wave


Two weeks ago, I abruptly abandoned my blog and blogging generally. This was not by design, but other activities on the go simply stopped allowing a spare moment. With the school holidays upon us, I had to spend some time … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Beach, Books, Children's Fiction, Cover Design, Excursions, Grandchildren, Ocean, Personal Journal, Swimming | Tagged , , | 25 Comments