Category Archives: Writing

Rounded off Squarely


It has been over a week since I got a round to post, and the previous one squeezed in the Weekly Photo Challenge so I may as well painfully contrive to drag that into this one as well; therefore the pictures … Continue reading

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When You Gotta Glow …


Internet back at last. We even got the lightning-blasted aircon repaired , and I replaced a blown-out garage window. Just a large broken branch and a bit of roof left to repair. Now to feature something with a Glow for the … Continue reading

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Counting Costas


Spain has the Costa Brava, the Costa Del Sol, the Costa Blanca, the Costa de la Luz and several more Costa-type places.   Costa Rica in South America has much to recommend it if you don’t mind an awful lot of … Continue reading

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Put in a Corner


WIth the Weekly Photo Challenge being Corner  this gives an opportunity to show the sort of corner I hope to be pushed into quite soon, when I do a launch of my new book It won’t be in that corner, … Continue reading

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Goodbye Tabitha; When is James Bond Due?


Our latest (purr-manent) cat does not remain at rest for an instant until lights-out, which is why we have missed a very purr-ominent identification until now. After seeing it, Much Better Half has abandoned her name of Tabitha (I always … 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

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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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