I fall in and out of love with Spain. I am in Saint Jose, in the Cabo de Gata in the province of Andalucia and I am here to complete my novel, working title 'The Boy and the Balloon'. This is not a sight-seeing trip. This is an attempt at a low-cost, out of season … Continue reading Love in the mountains of Cabo de Gata, Andalucia – October 2018
….so said Norman Bates in Alfred Hitchcock's classic film Psycho. This 'little' madness can take many forms; it can cause sleeplessness, stomach upsets, migraines, headaches, irritability, depression, addictions, anger, the act of behaving inappropriately - whichever way it manifests itself, in my opinion it all boils down to one thing. Repression or being repressed by violent feelings … Continue reading We all go a little mad sometimes
A friend of mine said to me tonight over drinks, "I haven't been a success at anything in my life. I'm old now, and I am not a success." I got angry. That fucking word - Success! What does it even mean? It's one of my most hated words, a word I wish was banned … Continue reading That Fucking ‘S’ Word!
.............but that doesn't mean we have to be alone. The states of being alone and feeling alone ebb and flow like the tides, but if there is one thing that is huge in my life at the moment, for the reasons I shall explain below, is that we are all alone and that our decisions … Continue reading We make our own path and it’s ours alone