Movie Reviews: A Sunday Quiz

Everyone gets bad reviews. It's a given. (Except for me of course, Basement Tales and You Could Make a Killing still riding on all 5 star reviews on Amazon...but hey, I'm not one to gratuitously plug my books...) But apparently not. Even the classics don't appeal to everyone: and boy, can it spark a spirited... Continue Reading →

Bad Treatment

This is a story that I never thought would see the light of day. You might agree it shouldn't have after you read it but today I thought I'd share it. I dug it out when looking through old stories at 5 this morning, while thinking about the sad passing of William Goldman yesterday. It's... Continue Reading →

The Dangerous Life of a Writer…

Following my physiotherapist's assertion that I really need to find a better stance for writing (I think she meant physically, rather than any political leanings), I was reminded of one of my favourite Monty Python sketches that hints at exactly what sort of physical and emotional turmoil the writer can go through... https://youtu.be/rQDeU6dHX-c   Clearly,... Continue Reading →

Throwback Thursday:Movies of the Year 2010: Video

Well, let the embarrassment commence... Several years ago myself and #1 son used to do a regular series of video reviews. We called ourselves 1 1/2 go to the movies, and then later, C.R.A.P movies (Charity Related Art Pieces) - where we would visit charity shops and select a DVD available whihc had to be... Continue Reading →

Throwback Thursday: Coming Soon

Today while clearing up my writing space I came across my old Macbook, last used approximately four years ago...(my son loved the Mac, I've never really got on with them myself but did use it occasionally for movie editing and sometimes a bit of writing...) Anyway, I found some interesting things on there (if interesting... Continue Reading →

Packing for Goodbye

Author Note at the bottom.  Packing for Goodbye I packed my son’s things up tonight. All his favourite clothes into a sports bag he’d never even used – still with its’ tags on. No point keeping the clothes crispy starch in a hard body suitcase now. The canvas bag would do. I wondered- if he’d... Continue Reading →

Competition Time!

I was sent a photo of the youngest reader so far, and, may I say an example of some top parenting to encourage literary love at such a young age (skip the one about Scooby Doo though...). As can be seen - this young chap has finished it. See below pic for competition... Now if... Continue Reading →

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