There aren’t many things that make me angry and depressed, but…

Well there are a few things that make me angry and depressed, I suppose – child abuse, animal cruelty, crime, polluting our planet, fly-tipping, and social and ecological irresponsibility, but I’ve just discovered one more. First, let me put it in context, so you understand why, despite it being none of my business, this made … More There aren’t many things that make me angry and depressed, but…

‘Until the air we breathe is more valuable than the pound in our pockets…’

This was something my husband said yesterday, and it summed up my feelings about our species’ wilful determination to self-destruct. It was prompted by us following a rubbish lorry through our local town and seeing how many bags were thrown into it. The ‘dustmen’ get a real workout doing their job, and I was impressed … More ‘Until the air we breathe is more valuable than the pound in our pockets…’

How long is a piece of string? Bad reviews – 3

This isn’t really a bad review, it being a four-star and saying the ‘writing was good and compelling enough’, but it raises interesting questions for the writer. I quote part of the review. ‘I was uncomfortable with some of the content and it seemed a bit long.’ The novel in question is Where Hope Dares. … More How long is a piece of string? Bad reviews – 3

Review of THE TURING TEST – Andy Updegrove

Frank Adversego is a private detective with a difference. He’s hopeless with women, runs a knackered old car, is deeply into the cyber world, and is good at his job. When a mysterious attack takes out three electricity generating plants  worldwide, he suspects someone, possibly a super power, has hacked into the plants’ computer systems. … More Review of THE TURING TEST – Andy Updegrove

Stark Naked in Tesco

Image courtesy  of petelovespurple via Visual Hunt. Back in the good old days, I suppose I’d have been about three and sitting in a little metal chair on the back of Mum’s sit-up-and-beg Raleigh, shopping was quite a different experience. We went to the corner shop, the greengrocer, or the butcher for most of our … More Stark Naked in Tesco