Last year at Swanwick, I was excited, but nervous. Would I make friends, would I fit in, would I enjoy it at all after years of wanting to go? Within minutes of arriving at Derby station, I met Val Penny, who took me under her wing, and looked after me that week, introducing me to … More Sunday Sojourn – Catching up with Val Penny
Today, I’m part of the blog tour for this fascinating book, about that eternal problem of noble families – the second son – and even more so, when the ‘spare’ becomes the ‘heir’, and all sorts of problems come to light… Here, author Andy Blackman tells us about the setting for the English side of … More Sunday Sojourn – Hampshire
Yesterday morning, I ensured my bag was packed for all weather eventualities, and headed along to Oban’s ferry terminal, to hop on the boat to Mull. It’s a trip I’ve made many times before, but yesterday was also a rare chance to meet up with a fellow Crooked Cat author, Yvonne Marjot. We’d met briefly … More To Mull and back!
Today I’m joined by the lovely Isabella May, who’s taking us on a trip to the mystical Glastonbury… What’s so special about the Town on the Ley Lines? Glastonbury. A word which conjures up the most iconic of images: a mammoth music festival frequented by Kate Moss and her cronies in their version of ‘glamping’, … More Sunday Sojourn – Glastonbury
This week, breaking the habit of a lifetime, I’ve been away over the August Bank Holiday. It’s usually a time for battering down the hatches, stocking up on M&S grub, and rarely leaving the sofa, but this year, I headed north of the border, and with a couple of days off work, took the chance … More A Scottish (not Sunday) Sojourn
If you happen to read this as (or soon after) it goes live, then as you read it, I’ll be taking part in my first writing session of #Swanwick69 and lifting up my pen for some pre-breakfast inspiration. I loved these sessions last year, and am looking forward to seeing what comes from them this … More A Swanwick Sojourn
We’re going exotic this Sunday, taking an adventure to Peru with Columbkill Noonan, which I have to admit, I know nothing about (other than it being Paddington’s home, I think…). Over to you, Columbkill! I was asked to stop by Jennifer’s blog today to talk about my travels and how they have inspired my new … More Sunday Sojourn – Peru