The wedding.

So Wills and Kate are now William and Catherine, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge; Mr and Mrs Windsor. I thought it was a pleasant occasion. The Brits are rather good at this sort of thing: well-organised, orderly, polite and restrained. William and Harry looked dashing...

Easter Saturday

It’s a funny old day, Easter Saturday. It doesn’t really have it’s own name like the others: Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday. It’s just Saturday. The shops still open; the churches remain empty; sport continues as usual; people do their...

Reading while distracted.

I read something recently that said the way we read is changing. As a result of this technological age – Sorry, just got a facebook update… Where was I? Oh yes; what with blogs and tweets and texts, we are easily distracted. Personally I can’t get...

Multiple choice.

My apology for posting this a day late. Remember last week, when I said I’d finished my Young Adult novel? Well, late in the week I had a bit of a brainstorm, which made me realise I hadn’t finished it. I had to contact my readers to tell them to stop...

That satisfied feeling.

Got up at the crack of dawn today. The guys installing the solar panels are all “morning people”. They told us they left home around 6.30am to get here, and they actually seemed cheerful about it. Morning people are an alien species to me. However, forced...