Sydney – SWF and Dymocks awesomeness!

Originally posted on Lynette Noni:
Last week I had an epic 36-hour whirlwind trip to Sydney where I was a speaker at Sydney Writers’ Festival and also had a night event at Dymocks devoted to…

‘Chamber of secrets’ brings Cliveden’s ghosts to life

Originally posted on National Trust Press Office:
As the glamorous Cliveden Estate in Buckinghamshire celebrates its 350th anniversary, an historic chamber located below the South Terrace is opening for the first time in…

11 reasons why Ljubljana needs to be your next European city break

A tribute to the phenomenal Scottish writer William McIllvanney

Content Catnip William McIlvanney or Willie to his nearest and dearest was single-handedly responsible for the genre of Tartan Noir, the bleak and rainy Glaswegian streets, grisly crime screnes steeped in whisky and… Continue reading

The Writer’s View From the Second Row

Originally posted on The Return of the Modern Philosopher:
It’s been a really wonderful Writer’s Day, Modern Philosophers, and I wanted to take some time to tell you about last night’s exciting taping…

My Dearest Love

Originally posted on Petals Unfolding :
My Dearest Love, Your tender touch at long last sends such JOY to my Ecstatic Heart and trembling shivers run down my spine knowing we are once again…

why is it?

  that i seem to spend so much of my life, trying to convince people that they are not mad? and much of the time being told that i am?!   this is really… Continue reading

Celebrating 300 years of Capability Brown with the National Trust

Originally posted on National Trust Press Office:
2016 marks the 300th anniversary of the birth of one of the UK’s most celebrated landscape gardeners, Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown. A revered designer, entrepreneur and salesman,…


Originally posted on spanishwoods:
photo by Sylvia the beauty of fading beauty

How Upper and Lower Case Letters Changed the World

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
? by Suzanne Purkis When I was studying European history at university, I had to write a paper about the Carolingian empire. You won’t be surprised to learn…

Hole in the Soul

Originally posted on Source of Inspiration:
He has a hole in his soul no matter how hard he tries to fill it, it remains empty. More of this more of that the black…


“Life is what you make it”…. Is it?

who what how when? who is coming to save me, what will they look like, how will i meet them, when will they come? I am. Check the mirror. You’re already together. Now.… Continue reading

Hi-High-My Oh My!

Wish I had time to say more than ‘hi’, as the hours slip away now I say bye 🙂

Vintage Valentines

Compostable bamboo toothbrushes

of course! … “compostable bamboo toothbrushes”

Cornus sanguinea ‘Midwinter Fire’ – plant of the month

Originally posted on Oxford Pruning Company:
Cornus sanguinea ‘Midwinter Beauty’, a burst of colour against the bruised maroon-blues of Cotinus coggrygia Cornus sanguinea ‘Midwinter Fire’ or ‘Winter Beauty’ adds a fabulous shot of…

С Рождеством и Новым годом!

Darwin’s Beagle Journals

Originally posted on A R T L▼R K:
Here is something for those explorers planning a new year full of exciting travels! On the 27th of December 1831, Charles Darwin (1809 –…


Originally posted on – MIKE STEEDEN –:
Within his tavern of imaginings, out of body looking further outwards indulgence his shy waitress serving up a comedy of realities actualities that would censure his…

Pic of the day

Originally posted on Eideard:
Click to enlarge — Palani Mohan Mongolian hunters with eagles More photos over here at Mother Jones.

Sixteen years in academia made me an a-hole

Originally posted on Later On:
Very interesting personal discovery recounted in Salon by Rani Neutill: In 2007, I got my Ph.D. I proudly walked across a stage and received my diploma in Ethnic Studies…

“Are you on drugs?” & the not so grim Reaper

yep… this is how i know it’s Christmas, instead of people being able to conduct civilised (you know), backward forward type conversation, my mother…. yes, it’s Christmas… wants to know if i am… Continue reading

Secret Santa

Trini does Christmas like none other 🙂

Play Fear Away

Originally posted on Petals Unfolding :
To my great dismay I have been seeing a lot of fear prevalent in too many people.  Those that I speak of in this post are by far…

The caged… Freed.

so many of us are prisoners of our own making, if only we could give ourselves permission, release ourselves from the limitations of our own self entrapped minds and listen to our own… Continue reading

Amazon Studios Launches Amazon Storywriter, Free Cloud Software For Screenwriters

November 19th

it’s a YEAR! and wow, what a year!   Since I finally moved down to Brighton from London.   Little London they call it 🙂   But there’s nothing Little about Brighton, Brighton… Continue reading

Autumn has come…

finally, my crackling fire keeps me company in the otherwise quiet nights aside from the gusting wind blowing through the trees and the odd splash of tyres signifying the rain soaked streets the… Continue reading

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