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Category Archives: travel
This is the year of things we can’t do, places we can’t go. Some things you know you miss, others – like this – you only realise you miss them when you see them on a Facebook video and wonder, … Continue reading
Writer Helen Pryke and I ‘met’ on social media quite recently, and I was interested to see she lives in the north of Italy – not a million miles from N.E. Switzerland. For obvious reasons, we didn’t manage a visit … Continue reading
To say that springtime 2020 was different to other springs is an understatement, considering we spent most of it in full coronavirus lockdown. Now it’s summer, and while some restrictions have been relaxed, we are still in the middle of … Continue reading
I’ve never forgotten those childhood holidays in Cornwall – one day I’ll go back. And when I do, I’ll be sure to visit fellow-writer Amanda James. Mandy not only lives in Cornwall, with a lovely sea view and the beach … Continue reading
A couple of weeks ago I was on Sharon Booth’s lovely blog, with a selection of photos from this summer’s yarn-bomb trail in our town – click HERE to see the post and pics. Since then, I’ve walked round the … Continue reading
I spent the first twenty-two years of my life in Scotland, so a sweet ‘n’ sour post from north of the border is a must. Mind you, it wasn’t until I came to Switzerland that I met Alison Baillie and … Continue reading
With both family and friends living in this lovely area, I’ve been to Yorkshire more often than any other part of England – so that’s where I’ve chosen for my second sweet ‘n’ sour books. In each S+S post, I’m … Continue reading
Sweet ‘n’ sour came to mind last week while I was tidying jars in my kitchen cupboards, my lockdown activity of the day. I love the zingy taste of gooseberries and ‘soor plooms’, and who doesn’t love the creamy sweetness … Continue reading
I’ve never set a book in an area I haven’t visited. Having said that, most of The Runaway takes place in Cornwall, and it’s many a long day since I was there – but the impressions I had then have … Continue reading