Saturday, June 29, 2013

One Word Poem - Otter

The first day of my DIY writing retreat, on the west coast - I'd only just arrived - hadn't even got unpacked - and there they were, being delightfully otterly.

It bodes exceeding well!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Noodling round Norwich

On Monday I was in Norwich for the official launch of the 26 Norwich Writers project - it was a lovely event, with thanks to Chris Gribble of the Norwich Writers' Centre and our own Sara Sheridan, John Simmons and Elise Valmorbida.  I've blogged about this project a bit:

Me and Miss Martineau

One (in Eight), Two, and an Emphatic Three

Norwich - Gloriously Grey

(Okay, AND on The History Girls AND An Awfully Big Blog Adventure - it's a great project!)

I'd planned to be doing some intensive art-gallerying until the launch in the evening, but Monday's a closing day for lots of things and instead I just noodled about the place, taking photos, happy as a hawk on a ledge.

P.S. This blog was meant to introduce the all-singing all-dancing 26 Norwich Writers project website, but technology intervened, as it is wont to do, and there's been a slight delay.  Rest assured I will be jumping up and down and going wa-hoo to alert you the moment it goes live.

P.P.S.  The first photo is of Jasmine, a Harris hawk who is part of Norwich's pigeon control programme.  She doesn't eat them - she just sits there and they scarper.

P.P.P.S.  And the last photo is of peregrine falcon fledglings - they were sitting approximately a mile up the Norwich Cathedral spire and this was the best my camera zoom could do!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Degree Show

A while back I regaled you with photos of son Thomas' painting in the Gray's School of Art's Pre-degree Show.  The weeks have rolled by - paint has been applied - models have been made - fingernails have been gnawed - and here at last is his exhibition in the Gray's School of Art's DEGREE SHOW!  Enjoy -

Photos courtesy of Jamie Heitler

P.S.  In spite of appearances, Thomas did not go on to rugby tackle the young blonde woman ...

Saturday, June 08, 2013

Proofs and Clouds

Instead of writing you a blog today, I'm going through the final proofs of the 4th Slightly Jones Mystery: The Case of the Hidden City.  So, as a substitute for that awful your-custom-is-important-to-us-please-hold-the-line music, I offer some pictures of clouds.  How soothing is that. 

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

1836 "Suggestions"

Travel on over to The History Girls today -

Saturday, June 01, 2013

What I Didn't do on my Holiday ...

I didn't write.  It was strange, and I kept checking to see if I was somehow suppressing something, but nope.  Not an inclination did I perceive.  Not a flicker.  Not a sausage.

Since coming back I've been submerged in admin, both my own and my sprogs', but today it's a new month.  My challenge is to get back into it now, and yours, dear Reader, is to spot the otter in the photos below ...