Tag Archives: opinion

Excess Baggage

Or 6 essentials for the writer on holiday Wondering if you can possibly be without a book or a notepad for even a week? And what about the laptop? What’s the wifi like at your palm-fringed idyll or your remote … Continue reading

Posted in Inspiration, Oh to be in England, Opinion, Random, Travel, Writing | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Don’t Judge a Book . . .

Surprise, surprise! Don’t judge a book by its cover. It’s an old saying but one that never dates. To be clear from the beginning, this is not a story that I’d have normally chosen. The genre is completely alien to … Continue reading

Posted in eBooks, Review, Writing | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Elixir of Youth

Feeling jaded? Lost the edge? Here’s an old remedy rediscovered. The days tick by and pile up into weeks and months ever more rapidly. Reminders of age and mortality come by more often – pension choices, higher premiums for travel insurance, … Continue reading

Posted in Inspiration, Opinion, Random, Review | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

No News is Good News

It’s an old adage that could still be relevant in war or disaster, but in our instant-messaging, over-hyped, 24-hour, socially-networked world, news of survival would probably travel faster than death. Unless you switch off. In the past 6 months or … Continue reading

Posted in Bad news, Media, news, Opinion | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Think Again

All too often we stick with our tastes and opinions for no better reason than we never bother to re-consider them. Mother: ‘Why have you left your mushrooms?’ Child: ‘I hate mushrooms!’ Mother: ‘No you don’t, you love mushrooms, we had … Continue reading

Posted in Inspiration, Opinion, Random, Writing | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment