I've been looking forward to this weekend the way I usually look forward to my favourite authors' next book release or a week's holiday. And now my Job Hunt extravaganza weekend is finally here! The rest of the world would call this the perfect weekend for the sports fans. There's Football Worldcup … [Read more...] about Job Hunt: The Final Round
Welcome to the blog where I talk about boys and cats, share news and snippets of WiP and snark about the little annoyances without which life would be boring like running out of coffee or accidentally locking the cat into the bathroom... I might also muse about my day job or aim to make you ditch your diet by reminiscing about my favourite recipes, which is part of my day job. Sort of.
If I can work out how to handle image copyrights, I could even regale you with visual inspiration for my characters... now wouldn't that be nice? Screenfuls of Lawrence Nicotra and David Gandy. Yum.
So... welcome and thanks for stopping by!
Athletics have never really been my thing and even years after leaving school I still have an aversion to running anywhere. Walk, climb, ramble, stroll, skip... fine. Run... no. And sprint... hell, no! So why am I suddenly a fan of sprints? Since they're making me write (and work) faster. Sprinting … [Read more...] about And I’m Suddenly a Fan of Sprints…
Feels like the first real day of spring... from the moment I found a link to the song below in my inbox, courtesy of an online friend, to this year's first lunch in the garden. Warm-ish, provided you wrap up a little, breezy, colourful and - most of all - sunny from one end of the day to the other, … [Read more...] about Top Down Music
Like all writers, I'm a sucker for a good story. So when someone tells me "if they made a film of this no one would believe it!" what can I do but listen carefully? What I got to hear was an epic tale of triumph over adversity. Like all good stories it had mystery and intrigue, drama and fanfare, … [Read more...] about An epic tale of intrigue and adversity
I tend to get odd looks or a stack of questions when I tell people I grew up in East Germany. Usually the kind that start lengthy comparisons between there and here. And sometimes, people are amazed that I have good things to say about growing up in what was supposedly a hugely oppressive, … [Read more...] about There’s an Advantage to Growing Up Where I Did
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, the singer warbled and Jack huffed in annoyance. “Yeah, right.” He was sprawled in the deep window seat in Gareth’s kitchen, fiddling with a tablet while Gareth cooked. He wasn’t seriously chasing anything or anyone right then, just tying up lose ends and … [Read more...] about It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year: A Jack & Gareth Story