We've all seen it floating around, haven't we? Shakespeare wrote King Lear when sheltering from the plague. Newton discovered gravity when he was in lockdown. Therefore, we all *should* finally create that masterpiece we've always known we had in us but have just never had the time for. Horseshit. Same goes for all those people … Continue reading On (not) writing King Lear
Happy 2019! I'm starting this year's blogs with a wild tangent from my writing life into, well, the rest of my life. Gasp! No, writing is not the entirety of my life, though it occasionally seems like it (not a complaint). Like many people who watched 'that' episode of Planet Earth II by the incomparable Sir … Continue reading Plastic-free, cruelty-free, chemical-free
I'm saying it right up front - I won the Three Peaks. I won it inasmuch as it was the toughest mental and physical challenge I've ever undertaken. The only person I beat was myself - and that's more than good enough. For the non-UKers, the Three Peaks Challenge is climbing the three highest mountains … Continue reading Winning the Three Peaks Challenge
It's fair to say I've had an eventful few months. Egypt - mostly wonderful, with elements of extreme difficulty, but I must never forget that with the way things are going in the region, that may well be the last 'safe' time to visit. With what Daesh has done in Syria, I believe there's a … Continue reading These last months, they go up, they go down. I’m getting seasick.