Good evening readers,
Its been a long few weeks, and once again I apologise for my absence from this page. To keep you all updated on my progress, I have been scheduled by my Orthopaedic Surgeon to have ‘keyhole’ surgery on my left shoulder at the end of May. Then heaps of rehab and a gradual return to work. Let's just put it this way, my shoulder and back only hurt when I laugh.
This week, I have been reading up on my family history. Having taught this subject to unwitting students, abo...
Yes, finally. Winter has arrived. According to the outside temperature reader, it's 8C. And raining. I tried to tell Leonardo it’s way too wet to go out. Does that deter him? After several complaints, I picked him up and walked out onto the decking. ‘Rain, you’re kidding Mum. I’ll get wet.’
An update on my shoulder. Had the MRI scan. Now if you have never had one of these, don’t panic. They tell you that. You’ll be fine. Just breath normally. Hell, I sound like the f...
Good Morning Readers,
Had a fantastic time at Tony Park's book launch for 'Captive.' down in Docklands, Melbourne. A must read, although trying to stay awake in the train home after a copy of white wines to celebrate was difficult, to say the least.
Behind the Lane is now available on Amazon and shortly on Kobo, Nook, google play, iTunes, inktera, scrib.
On the medical front, for those who know about my shoulder injury, I've been referred by the Surgeon for an MRI...
Firstly, I’ll get this over and done with. I have the best Rehab. Facilitator in the world. Jaya, you’re a star. Tomorrow I meet with the Orthopaedic Surgeon for my shoulder injury. Now that’s going to be fun.
Using the old cliché, having said that. Let's get down to this week’s block.
I don’t know how many of you have Pinterest Boards or have even thought about using them. I love them. Some people don’t. For me as a writer, they are equal to using the ‘cork boards’ in...
I do apologise for not putting up a blog beforehand. I had an accident and have two rips in my rotator cuff-left shoulder.
Enough of my ills.
Behind the Lane will be released at the end of Feb. It will not be the last in Claire Lane. I have left the ending open for number 10 in the series.
Melrose will be released in early November in the UK, and from there I have to put forward another manuscript for their amusement. I say that because I'm not even halfway through writing another nove...
`I’m a garden lover. Explicitly and devotedly. As you wander around your neighbourhood, you will see, as I do here in Kyneton, there are variations on a theme.
In this small rural town, we tend to go in for a trend. The old gardens dating back to the turn of the last century produced similar criteria. Roses, perennials and very tall trees. All English. I love gardeners who use their heads not lose them.
Take this house for example. Brick veneer (hate it), some brig...
What sends people out onto a Road to nowhere, or somewhere? For me, travel has been my way of life since, well, a long time. I spent my youth and let's say early adulthood travelling the world. If you can guess my previous life’s occupation, then you would know I was a Flight Attendant for 30 years.
So, what urges us to travel. Is it to open our minds and step beyond the familiar pace of home? Was it by chance the Romans visited Athens or Marco Polo who set off on h...
This year I intend to take advantage of using my subscription to House sitters for research projects, commencing with The Netherlands. Two weeks should be enough, but as I work out where I need to go, and believe me there is a lot to see, I’m heading down to Almelo, in Overijssel.
For the geographically inclined it’s a municipality and city in the Eastern Netherlands. Not far from the German border. Here, I intend to walk around the old streets and contemplate how m...
Good Evening Readers
I am NOT looking forward to 41c tomorrow. The weather forecasters tell us it's only one day. Personally, I would rather be in the image below. Claire Lane is stuck behind enemy lines in my new thriller - Behind the Lane. She is on the train between Plounerin and Saint Brieuc. If this place sounds familiar, it's because my second Vera Lawson novel was entitled - The Road to Saint Brieuc. Yes, there is a connection between the two.
So, tomorrow, while my household, inc...
Good Morning Readers,
I wanted to share two drawings with you from an unpublished Children's book - 'Inspector Roux goes to Paris'. The illustrations are by my great friend Pam Headon. This year, I am determined to write the text and have the picture book published. The time setting is during the Great Exhibition.
Happy New Year to all my wonderful readers and followers on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook and my website.
Now that’s over, let’s get down to some specifics. We all love to make New Year Resolutions. How many times have we said? Yep, I’m going to…blah, blah, blah and we don’t. Yes, I’m one of those people.
Bet you thought I was a dedicated writer, but I’m not. But I try to be. So here are a few of mine to get you started on yours.
Resolution one. – Write more,
Resolution Two – as per the...
Good Morning Readers,
Apart from annoying the neighbours, (those of the mowing their lawns kind,) with French Christmas Carols on the piano this morning, I found this image. Sums up a lot of my friends who like to read.