Tag Archives: The Attic Room

Spooky old house revisited…

Back in the nineties, I spent a week with a friend who had just moved to Biddenham. It’s a good area for a visit from Switzerland – Bedford just a hop down the road, and Cambridge and London less than … Continue reading

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An old book and some new/old friends…

I was in England over the weekend – a flying visit from Zürich Airport to London Luton, and it was my first-ever Easy Jet flight. I was pleasantly surprised – my knees didn’t touch the seat in front, there was … Continue reading

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LAMBS!!!

Yesterday (Saturday), I was sitting in a bus on the way up to town. All was peaceful. Until a woman, complete with grandson, got on and sat down nearby. The little boy would be three, maybe four, and he immediately … Continue reading

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2016 – the best of times and the worst of times… (a minimalist’s version)

The death of David Bowie on January 10th was a shock to many people, including me, and 2016 did seem to provide us with more than usual ‘famous deaths’. It’s been a big year in politics, too. But here’s my … Continue reading

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Who brings your cat’s Christmas presents???

This time next week… actually, by next Sunday, Christmas will be over here – we celebrate on the 24th in Switzerland. At some point late afternoon or early evening, the Christ-child brings not only the presents, but also the Christmas … Continue reading

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Prague: John Lennon, the upside down horse, and Frank Kafka…

I spent a week in Prague recently, visiting Son 2 who is spending a semester at uni there. What an amazing city; I could blog all week and still not do it justice. So here are a few pics of … Continue reading

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Chosen Child – cover reveal

One of the best things about self-publishing is, you get to choose your own cover image. Not that I’m unhappy about my publisher’s choice for my first two books; in fact, until recently, the cover of The Paradise Trees was … Continue reading

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2015 – The best of times and the worst of times… (a mimimalist’s version)

This time tomorrow, 2015 will be a thing of the past and we’ll all be watching the New Year’s Concert from Vienna. It’s been a year of ups and downs… Best moment: Holding The Attic Room for the first time. … Continue reading

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Switzerland… a visit to Zürich

Last Wednesday I went to Zürich, the largest city in Switzerland, to meet up with Christa Polkinhorn, a Swiss-American writer who’s over from sunny California for the winter. We went to an extremely lush coffee shop near the river and … Continue reading

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November…

My woods are foggy today, and a family of crows has taken to hanging around cawing just opposite my flat. It’s very atmospheric, especially when you consider the collective term – a murder of crows… I wonder what they’re plotting? … Continue reading

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