Bert and Ernie maybe a little young for some of the content but who can be sure? Bert: Whoah. Information overload here! Ernie: Whaddya mean Bert? Bert: Condoms and body piercings! Ernie: Erm Bert, I thought the book was about GRANNY sitting in the South of France? Bert: Well it is Ernie but then there … READ MORE
Guidelines for writing really helpful book reviews. Tip #1. No spoilers please. Tip #2. Despite amazon’s encouragement to do so…don’t write the review immediately upon finishing the book. Tip #3 Think reader/think writer. All of the above will become clear as you read on. When I started a literary group I wanted to … READ MORE
Or how my head took over from my heart. It started as a Saturday job to earn some ‘pin’ money. But I soon found I was a natural. Hair was putty in my hands, so to speak. I was coached by a well known local hairdresser, Ian McCleod. He deserves a nod. The national final … READ MORE
Since writing All Expenses Paid (fact meets fiction) I have had the privilege and pleasure to meet these ‘Bettys’ and call them my friends. Ladies, I salute you all.
When my mate Terri Stirling was still physically with us, we used to do these, A-Z games to see what we were thinking. I love the words that come up sometimes surprise us and we say, eh? Why that word? There were some surprises here but after a little thought I could explain them all. … READ MORE
Oh not again. We did this last year! ‘Tis the season to be jolly. Well, for a start off I am pretty jolly most of the year. I don’t need to be told when to feel it and thereby hangs the crux of the matter. At least Christmas ‘looks’ nice. All sparkly in Tourrettes-sur-Loup last … READ MORE
Worth the 11 year wait.The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt. I have been reading a lot lately. Kathy Reichs. Bones Never Lie W. Somerset Maugham. A Writer’s Notebook. James Patterson. Second Honeymoon. Dennis Wheatley. To the devil a daughter. W. Somerset Maugham. The Painted Veil. Michael Connelly. The Overlook. James Patterson & Andrew Gross. Judge and … READ MORE
The simple answer is… Nothing! One is oozing customer service and the other has none! Caring for people in their 80’s often means a trip to Budgens ( a small supermarket chain) and helping them on with their Hotter shoes. My most recent interaction with both of these resulted in two things. One: A phone … READ MORE