BLOCKS – Not liking them

It's not that I don't like the blocks themselves, it's that the script offering them runs across what I'm trying to write, causing frustration and annoyance. For a while back I was coping but now WP seems to have put a gremlin in the works. Instead of the block for Image showing up, I get … Continue reading BLOCKS – Not liking them

My Memory Bank

Every Mediterranean Holiday I've Ever Had Day something in the great lock down and my place is tidier than a monk’s cell so while I'm thinking of what past travels to write about, I'm sorting half a lifetime’s accumulation of trivia, travel books, cards and pamphlets kept from the last great tidying session when I … Continue reading My Memory Bank

Unlocking the Past

Brading’s history is apparent from the Norman Church at the top of the incline to the well-preserved 16th and 17th century houses that line both sides of the High Street with their eclectic range of windows, roofs and chimneys.

Lost Images

I haven't posted for some weeks now as I've been tied up trying to recover virtually my entire photographic collection. I had a serious mishap with my computer and everything disappeared. Most of the documents I managed to recover but they are now in a different format and with the expenditure of quite a sum … Continue reading Lost Images

Is it me? WP? Or gremlins?

Just to say that I've heard nothing from any of you lovely bloggers out there whose posts regularly pop into my Inbox to cheer me up. Finally, feeling both frustrated and cross, I approached WP for a reason as I knew you would all be posting and they suggested I check my Notifications page. So … Continue reading Is it me? WP? Or gremlins?

Crime Fiction Festival in N. Ireland

but I think I have to put in ace position the late evening reading by actor Adrian Dunbar of two spine-tingling chapters from John Connolly's new novel, "A Book of Bones".   Hard though it was to disassociate the man from his TV character of DCI Ted Hastings in Line of Fire his inspired reading meant that he owned the narrator's character within a few seconds of him starting to read. 

Ginseng

A Gift Box of a very Special Ginseng Root It used to be the root that made people give that nudge and wink smile that relegated the Ginseng root to the realms of sexual innuendo, it's popularity relying more on its reputation as an aphrodisiac than a health supplement. Promotions along the lines of Appeases … Continue reading Ginseng