Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Five Sentence Fiction

Hello there.

I follow a blog called Writer in Transit which is hosted by a smashing lady called Michelle Wallace. Once in a while she will post exercises to stretch your writing muscles and one of these is called Five Sentence Fiction which essentially does what it says on the tin. This weeks challenge can be found here.

Thursday, 12 July 2012

The New Death and Others - James Hutchings

About a month ago, something interesting happened. I received an email from someone I didn't know asking me to review a book. Now those of you who have existed in the blogoverse (is there a word for what we do that doesn't sound so twee?) for a while probably have had this happen to you before quite a few times, but to me this is a first, so after another email or two, I was presented with a copy of The New Death and Others by James Hutchings. I was excited. It made me feel important.

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Reunion Part Eight - Michelle Goldman

Michelle Goldman didn't like running on the treadmill. Her reasons were threefold:

One, it made her sweat ("Feel the heat", her grandmother would say. "Horses sweat, men perspire and ladies feel the heat, bubbala"). It made her sweat and that played merry hell with her hair. It sent her expensively treated hair frizzy as all get out and her hairdresser Julian into conniptions.

Monday, 2 July 2012

Podcasts - Documentary of the Week

This weeks podcast is one of many I listen to provided by the BBC. Over here in Blighty, we are quite lucky to have a public service broadcaster that is funded by the television licence fee paid yearly by all owners of a colour television in the country. Now, those of you from overseas may baulk at the idea of paying for a licence to own a television, but generally the vast majority of quality programming made in Britain is due to the enormous amount of funding received by the British Broadcasting Corporation from the licence fee. The fee is about £120 a year, and about 50 million people pay it. Six hundred million quid a year is not to be sniffed at. That isn't all the revenue they receive either. Nice work if you can get it...Anyway, I digress. Please read on.

An apology


I'll apologise now for the lack of blogging on my part for the past couple of weeks as I have had a whole lot of real life stuff go on. It's been my sons, mothers and my birthday over the past couple of weeks and on top of that I have managed to sell our flat and am trying to find somewhere else to live. The band have been gigging and rehearsing loads too, so not much time to blog it up all nice.

I intend to remedy that now.

Hope you enjoy.


Five Sentence Fiction - Bubbles

Here we are again with Five Sentence Fiction from Lillie McFerrin. The word du jour is Bubbles...