Kindness doesn’t have a colour

Kindness doesn’t have a colour

Today I experienced a moment of unconditional kindness. I was working on someone’s garden for them, and the weather was unusually hot. In fact the sweat was pouring out of me. I was deep in thought and song when a DPD driver pulled up alongside where I was standing....

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Live in the moment

Live in the moment

It has been a funny old week. Due to the writing and a book launch and the radio, myself and Saff have hardly seen anyone in person. We go on our four mile walk before it gets hot. Then we return to the safety of our isolation. We have the doors open, the music down...

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Purest Love

Purest Love

Well it has been a very busy week. Firstly I was interviewed for 3B’s radio. And that will go out on July 2nd. Then the book “Tomorrow we get to do it all again” was released. Thankyou for making that work Mark. It is a short novella, but hopefully an evenings...

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Don’t forget to say goodbye

Don’t forget to say goodbye

I again sit here writing, with classical music playing in the background. Saff has the French doors open as she watches the blackbird bathe in the water fountain. I got to thinking of people and animals no longer in my life. And how I never got a chance to say...

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Learning from the past

Learning from the past

Well it has been a funny old week. A week of walking Saffy, writing my daily 4000 words and thinking about the past. Bach and Chopin played as I travelled back. When you are writing about others lives you find yourself delving back into your own life. Loved ones who...

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My Wizard of Oz moment

My Wizard of Oz moment

I had a damaging breakdown. I had lived a troubled life. I was broken and had given up. My world was in black and grey. I was in a dark place. Then I opened the gate to a walled garden in Norfolk. A place where we were staying for the week. Pippin walked in ahead of...

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A box of old love letters – The Teenage Romance of Michigan

A box of old love letters – The Teenage Romance of Michigan

The following book should be out in a few months. And that is The Teenage Romance of Michigan. This is probably the most wonderful historically true love story that I have ever read. Not because of my literary skills. But because of the content. It all began for me...

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The Jerome Grand Hotel – Tomorrow We Get To Do It All Again

The Jerome Grand Hotel – Tomorrow We Get To Do It All Again

The next book is Tomorrow We Get To Do It All Again. Again this was a total accident. I was sitting up in an old hotel, in a small old town called Jerome in Arizona. I was sitting in the reception area transcribing love letters for my next book/ books. The hotel is...

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Finding Peace – The Healing of the Wasichu

Finding Peace – The Healing of the Wasichu

The Healing of the Wasichu. Was a step into the unknown. Readers of my first two books wanted to know what happened next. I was traced down via Facebook and asked for updates. That was incredibly humbling. I was just an ordinary guy from Newcroft in Weedon. And in my...

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Pippin – The Furry Angel

Pippin – The Furry Angel

The Furry Angel. That was probably the most cathartic book I have written to date. Where as I only cried for twenty five per cent whilst writing the first book. I must have sobbed for seventy five per cent of this one. Again I was unsure why I wrote it initially....

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Where it all began – How Grim Was My Valley

Where it all began – How Grim Was My Valley

When I first picked up a pen it wasn’t planned. I felt a need to write down my childhood. I needed to unburden myself. I wanted to give a balanced reflection of the good and the not so good. I certainly didn’t write to make people upset with me or anyone else. I hoped...

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