Category Archives: travel

I #amwriting, #travel in Switzerland and a Chill award!

It’s been a busy week here in N.E Switzerland. On Monday, I travelled to Zürich to meet up with writing friends Louise Mangos – who’s coming on the blog later this month with her choice of Classic Comfort books – … Continue reading

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Not such a happy coincidence…

As coincidences go, it was a big one, and it nearly meant that one of my books wasn’t finished, never mind published. Going back a couple of years, I was watching a TV programme called The Heir Hunters, which was … Continue reading

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#SilentSunday in #Switzerland…

Some pics from the past week or so:

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Rejuvination #1… #nature

The woods by my flat are sick. A large proportion of the wood consists of ash trees, and we’ve known for a while that some day, something would need to be done about them. The good news is, the wood … Continue reading

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Beavers! #nature, almost #SilentSunday

Our beavers have been busy again. The little stream that flows past the woods by my flat has two dams, an old one and a newer one. The new one was built mainly last year, I think, after the old … Continue reading

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Almost #SilentSunday…

Having revisited the trees I photographed in September and October, I’ve decided not to continue with the series. I guess I picked the wrong trees for pictureque November photos… Instead, here are some definitely pretty pics of autumn in Switzerland: … Continue reading

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October trees… #SilentSunday

Four weeks ago, I took some tree pics here in N.E. Switzerland – and last week, I returned to photograph the same trees. Some are very different, others are still clinging on to those last remnants of summer. We have … Continue reading

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The Case of the Budgie in the Garden…

When I was a small child, my parents were enthusiastic potato-growers. At least my father was, I’m not sure Mum was quite as passionate about it but she did her bit bravely. We lived in a cottage flat with a … Continue reading

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September trees… #SilentSunday

The trees are just beginning to turn… I took some almost-autumn tree pics this week, and weather permitting, I’ll do some October pics with the same trees next month. Next week, we’re having A.J. Griffiths-Jones, with her choice of classic … Continue reading

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Location: Bristol. With Maggie James.

It’s a while since we’ve had a location guest post here, so I was really pleased when crime writer Maggie James agreed to do one for the publication of her new book, She’ll Never Tell. I’ve read the book (a … Continue reading

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