Horror Bites #1

Word count 200 TIME OUT We looked forward to holidays. Both of us in such busy, organised jobs, depending on schedules, everything timed to the last second, depending on mobiles and smart watches to ensure we were where we should be on time. Trying to check in, I was annoyed that the receptionist was wasting … More Horror Bites #1

Unofficial mascot

You will know by now that I never do anything by the book – not even write them. It follows, therefore, that when I was in the military I played cat’s cradle with all the regulations so that I could do what I was best at. I only nicked a Hercules once but that was … More Unofficial mascot

Helping with Horror

Here you see me being a totally delighted writer because I’m holding a copy of an anthology in which one of my stories was accepted. This isn’t so rare but it IS for a fabulous cause. All profits from this book will be donated to  Save the Children who in most cases are saving them from … More Helping with Horror


I get a lot of inspiration from FB and this week it has all been on the above theme. I think I shocked a few people when I answered one of those silly questionnaires which included: How many pregnancies ? (in my case 3) and How many children? (none) Most people know I have no kids but didn’t … More Family

Any news?

Many of my colleagues are producing newsletters and it has been suggested that they are a great way of staying in touch with the readership. I’m taking this opportunity to ask you, my friends and regular followers if you would appreciate a monthly or quarterly newsletter from me and if so, what you would like … More Any news?

A Mixed Blessing

As you will have gathered by now, I’m a sociable soul who will chat to anyone. I don’t make real friends that easily but my definition of friend is fairly stringent. This results in me being on very good terms with all sorts of odd-bods in the area who greet me as a long lost sister, … More A Mixed Blessing