Strange things happen in the city, I’m lucky that I have been spared quite a few of them. When the family lived in Primrose Hill, in London, the war was on. My father was only a young boy when he … Continue reading
Posted in England, London, Memories and musings
Tagged Bomb shelter, Civil defense siren, Grandparent, History, London, London during the war, Primrose Hill, Twentieth Century, Unexploded ordnance, World War Two
Finally the jet lag is just a memory. This flight was incredibly noisy. The galley crew sounded as if they were hammering pots and pans instead of serving up microwaved aeroplane food! My flight partner was a chap on his … Continue reading
It’s that time again to switch lives and lifestyles. Gone is the car and out comes the tube pass and train tickets. One of the benefits of living with a foot on both sides of the pond is the weather … Continue reading
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Rochester, Kent, has a special place in my heart. I first discovered Rochester as a young girl. We were in Sheerness Kent and set out for a wonderful summer’s day with promises to be home by tea time. With change … Continue reading
Tagged Aga Cookware, Books, Charles Dickens, Dickens, English Heritage, Gundulf of Rochester, Kent, Literature, Miss Havisham, Pickwick Papers, Restoration House, Rochester, Rochester Castle, Rochester Cathedral, Sheerness, Victorian Street Lamps
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There is something magical about black and white photography. This shot of a black London Phone box, looks as if I had stepped back in time to the 1940′s, but this shot was taken near Charing Cross in 2012. I … Continue reading
Tagged Anglepoise, Art, Black & White, Black and White photography, Black-and-white, Charing Cross, Ilford, London, Minolta, Monochrome photography, Oxford, Pen and ink drawings, photo of london, Photography, Rollei
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I am not sure whether to laugh or moan. I must be getting older! I’ve had some children over to the house and what captured their fascination was not the telly, or computer game, but my old typewriter. They all … Continue reading
Tagged Antiques, Branding, Cornatyping, Fountain pen, QWERTY, Smith Corona, The Old Typewriter, Typewriter, Typewriters, Writer's Tools, Writers, Writing Tools
When a novel is finished there is always the period of mourning and loss. The character’s that you have spent so many hours with have nothing more to say to you, you’ve written countless drafts, it’s endured edit after edit, … Continue reading
Tagged Art, Books, Fiction, Literary Agent, Literature, Manuscript, Publishing, reading groups, Writer, Writers, writing
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Why is it that sometimes it just feels so good to whine? I am dying. I don’t feel good. Why is this happening to me? Ted took one look at me and my constant stream of complaints and hightailed it … Continue reading
Tagged Arthur Conan Doyle, Christianity, Doyle, England, Estelle Roberts, Harry Houdini, History, Houdini, London, Royal College of Physicians, seance, Sherlock, Sherlock Holmes, Spiritualism, travel, World War I
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One of my favourite meals consists of a good cup of green tea, a dish of natto maki and seaweed. Normally I am too busy to look up from my chop sticks, but this I did. Wow talk about overkill. … Continue reading
Tagged chop sticks, Chopsticks, Cooking, Food, Home, Japan, Japanese cuisine, Natto, Nori, Photography, Raw foodism, restaurants, Sushi