Where I am

The title of this blog post may be slightly misleading. I am physically in my usual writing spot, the conservatory, looking out somewhat apprehensively to see if snow has started to fall yet, which I'm very much hoping it doesn't, although there was suspicious-looking low white cloud over the Pentland Hills, which I can more …

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A little more about trains

I wrote here a while ago about my obsession with trains. I'm afraid this is about to become even more pronounced, as I am in the middle of making bookings for another train safari round Europe. I have decided to give into the obsession instead of trying to fight it any more, so I've set …

timelines

I'm not sure how much time the average quirky mystery covers. Is the action typically all over within a few days or is it drawn out over weeks or even months? My instinct is to rush through all the action as quickly as possible before I forget where I'm going with it. Sometimes this is …

Happy New Year 2011!

Cecilia knits her way into the New Year Just to prove I am a fitting writer of cosy mysteries (or 'quirkies' as I am starting a campaign to call them), this is what I was doing last night while other more foolish people were out in the cold watching fireworks. Sometimes untangling the wool is similar …