The Colours of Lockdown

In many cultures rainbows are a symbol of hope. They appear sometimes as perfect arcs, often during a rainstorm, when the sun shines onto water droplets, shattering its white light into an array of brilliant colours. Everyone loves a rainbow.  It produces that frisson of [...]

By |2021-01-17T17:26:15+00:0030th December 2020|Life, Uncategorised|


Spring 2020. We are living in strange times. Coronavirus, more deadly than any terrorist, has attacked our world and is undermining hope. People feel threatened, frightened, challenged. Our physical horizons are dwindling but our mental horizons are expanding - people are more aware [...]

By |2020-04-09T13:20:23+01:009th April 2020|Life|

25 Years on Borrowed Time

A quarter of a century has passed since my reprieve. I was lying on my back under a searingly bright light, alone. I had been dreaming of freedom and fervently hoping that I would outwit my enemy and come through [...]

By |2017-12-01T13:37:35+00:0030th November 2017|Life|

Role Reversal

A year ago I retired from a long-term part-time job, which gave me plenty of time for writing. I intended to transform my life and re-brand myself as a full-time professional writer.  So why have I written so little and [...]

By |2017-11-23T12:57:47+00:0028th September 2017|New Projects|

Abbs and Acronyms

We hear a lot about Apps and rather less about Abbs, unless you happen to be into bodybuilding. People who talk about their abbs are generally into flaunting their well-toned abdominal muscles. But an ABB could be an abbreviation of [...]

By |2017-01-23T10:54:27+00:0021st January 2017|Work in Progress|

Sign Books – Send out Words

The wind is blowing today and swirling the leaves around, autumnal messages from the trees to the earth below, red songs, yellow secrets, laments in purple and whispers in brown.  Millions of millions of leaves, each one entirely unique, soon [...]

By |2016-01-10T20:01:25+00:0027th October 2015|Book Signings|
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