Pencil point – blank page – take me

Let's start again. Let's get back to basics. Let's take a blank piece of paper and a lovely soft pencil. Make it any colour you like - I love purple - and let's get going with the life-changing decision-making process that's so hard for all of us.  When difficult decisions scramble the brain and everything … Continue reading Pencil point – blank page – take me

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My wonderful life, an ode to Freya

I am in Granada, staying close to the Alhambra in the Realjo district just down the hill from that magnificent Moorish castle, and I don't want to go home. I want to be on the road forever, with every day a mystery of joy, new languages to discover, new scents and sights. It's ecstasy all … Continue reading My wonderful life, an ode to Freya

The Earth is crying

I don't understand human nature and this is my business as a writer - to understand human nature. How can a man massacre people in a mass shooting at a place of worship - a synagogue - in the US? How can an individual send pipe bombs to those who hold different political beliefs to … Continue reading The Earth is crying

Love in the mountains of Cabo de Gata, Andalucia – October 2018

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