We’ve just driven down through France to the lovely house in Gascony where we were marooned for 3 months last year, staying for a couple of nights on the way with friends near Poitiers. We spent an … [Read more...] about Thoughts on travelling in France, then and now
Back in the days when we could all pile into a friend's conservatory and squidge up close Kathy Slack did a fabulous Festival Feast for The Buckingham Literary Festival, at the home of our friends and … [Read more...] about From the Veg Patch
I have finally finished my second book, a memoir of my relationship with the Turks and Caicos Islands provisionally titled An Accidental Envoy, which I started writing about 18 months ago. I thought I … [Read more...] about Book two finished!
There are a few authors whose books invariably leave me wanting more, writers whose characters have become so real that I feel I know them and they should have an ongoing presence in my life: Zadie … [Read more...] about English Pastoral
Today marks the end of the 10th week since we arrived at Le Plan in Gascony for our usual three-week summer visit. Due to circumstances outside our control we have been unable to return home and for … [Read more...] about Involuntary confinement