Category Archives: Personal

Performance art in Torbay – The Tale

It was much more than that. For three weeks in September The Tale took its mobile audience through memorabilia, sea trips, promenade and venue based performance art, sound installations and the spoken word provided by the young people of Torbay. … Continue reading

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And that other Aegean gem, Leros.

It was Symi that inspired a large part of Terrible With Raisins but, since first visiting there, Leros has usurped first place in my Greek Island heart. Less commercial than Symi and with an astonishing WWII history (like all the … Continue reading

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Cover Wars – We won!

Many thanks to everyone who voted for the Terrible With Raisins cover in the Author Shout website Cover Wars. We won, apparently, although there has been no notification, just a thumbnail saying TWR is book of the week. See here … Continue reading

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Of pubs – and Covent Garden – and backstage – and first love….

I’ve just entered a new short story in a competition and for it delved into memories of very early days working backstage in London’s West End. I am actually old enough to remember the old Covent Garden when it was a fruit, … Continue reading

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Nothing to shout about

Went to see The Crucible at Bristol Old Vic on Saturday (10th October) – my first visit there for some years. The Crucible is a play I know very well, having directed a schools’ production of it for Theatre About … Continue reading

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Writer challenge: Pride comes before a fall. Up to 300 words.

I am to have an operation shortly and went to the pre-op. assessment recently. The nurse conducting it remarked on the coincidence that we both had the same birthday. “Not the same year, too?” I asked. “Oh no, I’m five … Continue reading

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Wasn’t what I was looking for…

Went for an early morning walk for inspiration this morning (up on the cliff is the apartment block where I live). The waves were significant – magnificent! There was seaweed everywhere, driftwood, two dead jellyfish and other marine life body … Continue reading

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