I grew up surrounded by trees, and missed them when I moved. But I discovered this loss, like many others, also had a gain on its flipside.
OK, now I know I’m supposed to blog Something Meaningful, but I have Puppy Brain after nearly six weeks of assisting my mother’s border collie with her first litter. I have had about 45 minutes sleep since October. And so I’m going to post some gratuitous puppy photos instead.
I’ve been invited to take part in a “blog tag” called The Next Big Thing. This means I write about my upcoming novel POISON BAY this week, answering a set of questions. At the end of this post, I will also “tag” several other writers who will write about their own books.
Are you a dog person or a cat person? Or maybe you favour horses, canaries or gerbils? Heck, I like the lot of them. I have to admit that even snakes can be quite beautiful, when they are not anywhere near me or biting my dog. But what has this got to do with the […]
Have you ever soldiered on with something because you started it and you were determined to finish it, even though it ended up giving you little pleasure and the final outcome wasn’t really what you wanted? I certainly have. I’m persistent to a fault. But I learned something while hiking up a beautiful mountain, and […]
I have an enduring mental image of my Dad: he is rugged up in his flannelette pjs, a red woollen dressing gown belted over the top. You know the kind of dressing gown – woollen plaid, warm but a bit scratchy. The kind of thing men of a certain age love to wear on chilly […]