My Life, as managed by Dali

As well as being even busier than usual, my life has taken on a surreal tinge, and if I believed in a supernatural power then he would take the shape of Salvador Dali rather than the bearded deity people usually picture. While waiting for a family member to get ready for his custard pie, made …

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Light-Hearted Greetings!

Once we get past the Winter Solstice, I find things begin to look up again with the gradually extending hours of daylight. Although I often indulge my tendency to hibernate during the festive season - and indeed this year I've stocked up up with an unfeasibly huge quantity of food that might last until Doomsday …

Writing about the 1950s

This post is part of a historical fiction promotion by a number of writers on the 12th and 13th of November 2016. Here are some links to take you to cheap and free ebooks that fall into the historical category: The 99cent Historical Fiction eBooks  http://www.histfiction.com/history-blog/99-cent-historical-fiction-promotions The free Historical Fiction: Free Historical Fiction eBooks http://www.histfiction.com/history-blog/free-historical-fiction You …

Notebooks

I had a slight panic attack earlier this morning when I realised that my favourite notebook - the one in which I unexpectedly wrote 'Mysterious Pitkirtly' - had mysteriously disappeared, probably during The Great De-Cluttering of spring 2016. Last week I had to carry out an excavation to find the little case on wheels without which …

Gardens and parks

Cat and dogs at Gardening Scotland

Thanks to everyone who has so far downloaded a copy of 'Death in a Cold Spring' - I am pleased to say it has two very nice five star reviews already. Unfortunately our real spring here is still a bit on the cold side, and the cats and I were sitting in the conservatory on …