It was a gorgeous sunny day last August, when Himself and I paid a visit to the Battle of Britain memorial at Capel le Ferne, in Kent. It wasn't our planned destination when we set out that day, but our chosen destination was rather disappointing and, being in the area, we diverted - it being... Continue Reading →
Hero or Heroine?
This is one of those posts which was trigged by a blog I read (thanks LA) which was, in turn, prompted by something she read (yes, do we seem to inspire one another). The question being asked was whether you have a preference for a particular gender in your protagonist (as a reader that is)... Continue Reading →
The single story
I recently read a most interesting blog post on the subject of cultural appropriation written by Dutch author Karien van Ditzhuijzen, author of A Yellow House, which was hosted by Indian writer and blogger Damyanti Biswas. Cultural appropriation is a relatively new term (to me at least), one I only took serious note of when... Continue Reading →
Hay Festival 2019
Despite the Hay Festival's slogan for this year being Imagine the World, for me this was the year I didn't fall over. In 2018, we'd tried to cram everything into one day and while rushing, I tripped over my long trousers, and crashed to the ground. An experience that combined pain and humiliation, I was... Continue Reading →