Saturday 8 October 2016

The 5 minute VIP lounge poem

I'll write everywhere and anywhere and so, as we left Bulgaria, sitting in the VIP lounge waiting for our flight, when I was handed the VIP book, I felt it was time for a little poem...

More to follow on Bulgaria!

Saturday 1 October 2016

Saturday 24 September 2016

Special places

It could be the med when it's like this down in Cornwall...
Trenance Gardens
The Rose Garden

Saturday 17 September 2016

When in Cornwall...

When I'm in Cornwall, two of my favourite places to relax are Godrevy (above) and Upton Towans. They are beautiful when the sun shines and I love the combination of funny shaped clouds, blue sky, sea and wild flowers.

Saturday 10 September 2016

No Greater Love by Danielle Steel

I haven't read a Danielle Steel for a while, so I really enjoyed this one and it reminded me why I like and admire her story telling.

I love stories with historical reference because it gives the plot credibility. Some people argue that this will then age the novel, but I disagree, especially when it's such a momentous occasion in history; something that shook the World - like the sinking of the Titanic.

Something I always struggle with when writing a story that will span many years, is how to go from year to year in the plot without ruining the ebb and flow. Steel does this effortlessly. The transitions are smooth and you don't feel you are missing out on something that should've been written, and wasn't.

I also love stories that centre around one family and how all the generations cope with whatever trials and tribulations are put before them. Courage and survival are excellent themes for a novel, as they spur you to keep turning the pages, as you will the protagonist on. Edwina is just that.

Saturday 3 September 2016

Travel for life

Oh yes! My 35th country is approaching... flying off to Bulgaria in two days time. I'll let you know how I get on!

Saturday 27 August 2016

Another little success

I'm thrilled to be a part of this listing of 50 top travel blogs to follow

Great Travel Blogs Every Traveler Needs to Follow

Do check out these blogs, as I will be doing, and thanks to Frank Lee for including