Something a bit different for you today. Here is my attempt at a little dabble into short story writing. Let me know what you think . . . Claire I sipped my tepid latte and sat, trying to remain poker faced as Claire blathered on about some woman in her office having a breakdown yesterday. […]Read more "Short Story -Claire"
This Saturday just gone was Burwash Manor in Cambridgeshire’s annual Apple Day. What could be more English than a whole day devoted to the celebration of apples?! We haven’t been for about four or five years, so this year was very exciting as it was our first Apple Day as three! The day is full […]Read more "Apple Day!"
I love reading my way through the Man Booker Prize long list and short list. It’s probably the greatest annual prize in fiction going with a whacking great £50k for the winner. One day Ill pen my novel and it will win!!! One day . . . hmmm! Anyhow my absolute favourite book from this […]Read more "Man Booker Prize -Prediction and Review!"
Every week the Faber Academy runs a little QuickFic competition where they give writers a prompt in the form of a picture, a piece of music, a line, a wikki entry and you write a story around that theme or inspiration of no more that 250 words. This week’s competition information is here . Hey I […]Read more "Fast Fiction"
We have been members of the Zoological Society London since the Spring of this year, mainly because we are around an hour and a bit from ZSL Whipsnade and it’s a cracking day out! With your membership you get free entry to both Whipsnade and London, as well as supporting the essential conservation work of […]Read more "A Family Day Out – ZSL Whipsnade"
I can remember watching The Color Purple, vaguely, when I was much much younger. I’m sure I wasn’t supposed to be watching it, and I’m pretty sure it was on post watershed. I do not remember much about watching it then, although watching it again now as an adult much of it seems familiar, particularly […]Read more "The Color Purple – Book Review and Film Review"
Ok so I’ll be honest, out of all the books published over the course of 2016, this is probably the last book I would have chosen to read based on the blurb! Yet another baby-faced, adolescent You Tuber releases a book, this time it’s just a random collection of their follower’s thoughts on love and […]Read more "Book Review and Giveaway – This Modern Love by Will Darbyshire"