Letters from France?

Sitting here today working on part of my Inspector Flaange detective series and I suddenly remembered the term ‘French Letter’ as a euphemism for a condom. So I wondered why is it ‘French Letter’? Any ideas? I found this quote “In Britain, this is a rather old-fashioned euphemism for a condom; in France the phraseContinue reading “Letters from France?”

Another adventure for Fairy Hanny

I can’t let a week go by without a little bit of self publicity! I corrected the misprint on the back cover, so you missed you chance to get a unique copy! Hanny is still the heroine, despite the shenanigans of Ken Tucky and Wayne Downe, the two Elfs of some renown. They speak ElvisContinue reading “Another adventure for Fairy Hanny”

Just do it!

Today I was talking with an old friend about creativity. She had just had an argument with her mother along the lines of ‘why don’t you get a real job’. Anna is an artist I met in Almaty. We have been friends for almost 8 years now. She is planning 6 new exhibitions this year,Continue reading “Just do it!”

TransUranic Elements:The Dark Side of Uranus

When I was very young I heard this song being played on an LP by Steeleye Span. (For the youngsters -LP means Long Playing vinyl record.) It stuck in my head and many years later came out as part of my inspiration for this second book featuring Fairy Hanny. It is an old English folkContinue reading “TransUranic Elements:The Dark Side of Uranus”

A bit more from Teds and Beatniks

Just then there was a noise. “Sorry about that; flatulence is a family trait,” said Ken. “Noses run in my family,” said Wayne slapping his thigh with glee. Just then there was a noise. “Bloody Time travellers. Can’t you keep things straight?” shouted Hanny. “Did we just skip that bit?” asked Ken. Just then thereContinue reading “A bit more from Teds and Beatniks”

A bit more from ‘Trans-Uranic elements.

This book should be on Amazon by the end of January 2022. Here is a little bit for your entertainment. “ Of Teds and Beatniks. Meanwhile back in the fart filled foetid swamps of Witchland. The influence of the Thinking winking wan King of the Witches can be smelt emanating from the rotten Dahlias ofContinue reading “A bit more from ‘Trans-Uranic elements.”

Update and Reflections

Looking back, it was 23rd June since I last posted on my blog. I was starting to think that I have just been very lazy and indifferent. The more I have reflected, the more I realise I have just been too busy!!! Back in June I was just finishing my contract as a Physics teacherContinue reading “Update and Reflections”

7 Secrets to Stepping into Your Spirituality

In today’s world, it’s easy to neglect the spiritual. In our modern age, haven’t we evolved beyond the need for such things? I grew up in a very traditional Catholic household; Catholic schools, church, choir etc. I think I have an innate sense of Spirituality even though I no longer ‘practice’ my Religion. I stillContinue reading “7 Secrets to Stepping into Your Spirituality”

10 Ways to Develop Creativity – 5 more

Creativity is something we all use in some form, but many believe they aren’t creative. But the creative mind can be developed. The best way to do that is through practice. The more you do the things, regularly, that flex your creative muscle, the more you will develop a natural ability to be creative. DevelopingContinue reading “10 Ways to Develop Creativity – 5 more”