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Olympic Flame

Olympic Flame

We got up early to watch the Olympic Flame pass along Penzance Promenade.  I was surprised at how many people were already lined up each side of the road. The  feeling was carnival and the good natured gossip increased as we all waited in sunshine and a stiff wind. All cynicism seemed to have been …

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Another world

Another world

I am always amazed at the way writing about imaginary lives can, on certain weeks, seem more real to a writer than the life they are living.  Occasionally the people and the places in my book take over. This week, after a marathon writing stint I have emerged blinking, surprised that I am after all …

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Clouds Breathtakingly beautiful clouds at sunset from Penzance Prom on Wednesday.

London in a heatwave Last week I had a wonderful, flying visit to London combining work and pleasure. My visit coincided with a heatwave. Sitting in the late afternoon by the Serpentine drinking cold white wine  it felt like blissful midsummer.  

Welcome to my new website

Welcome to my new website

The last few years have been eventful ones. At the end of 2009 I flew out to Pakistan to visit my partner who was working in Karachi. As I flew over Afghanistan and looked down at the barren, ochre mountains that seemed to house no life I felt a strange excitement, an intimation that my …

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