Tag: England

On The Bookshelves

I didnโ€™t ask, but Iโ€™m thinking some are โ€œhisโ€ books and some are โ€œhers.โ€ If you are not yet in a โ€œlive-inโ€ relationship, you need to know this, because itโ€™s important: when you end up living permanently with a โ€œspecial someone,โ€ their books will likely come with them.

Up From The Ruins

The holiday happiness all around me was not making me happier; it was getting on my nerves. I’m unhappy with certain other extended “family” so-called relationships as well. Other life issues are also frustrating me. It all became an angry jumble, bubbling under my surface as the day wore on. I was “overheating.”

The Questionings

I’ve been deliberately reserved especially towards younger members of the family. The reason for that is simple: aside from the first book of that trilogy, Passports, which is probably the closest Iโ€™ve come to writing what might be termed borderline โ€œyoung adult,โ€ my novels are not really meant for “under-18s.”

To See Our World

If you are about to take your first major international journey without Mom and Dad, I suggest you don’t rely only on your iPhone and Instagram for the memories. Taking photos is now so easy. No longer are we restricted to a roll of 24 or 36 at a time.

Idea Of The Day

How about a show of hands. How many of you have ever written a serious love letter? Or – to be all 21st century-ish – how many of you have perhaps written even a love email or other similar electronic message? And by the latter I mean composing complete, carefully crafted, thoughtful sentences: texting emojis doesn’t count!๐Ÿ˜‚

Quays And Reads

On Saturday morning, they suggested we all head to Gloucester Quays, which is about 20 minutes’ drive from their house. It is a newish – including partially indoor – outlets shopping area in Gloucester, on the riverfront.