FAMILY LIFE, Travel, WELLBEING, Writing

Silver drops and fountains of strength…

I was disappointed to wake on the Sunday in Milan to discover I was wearing only one of my earrings. I had bought them specifically for my trip and I only wear silver. "What a shame." Said my travelling companion supportively as we shuffled around the apartment nursing sore heads and making cups of restorative… Continue reading Silver drops and fountains of strength…

FAMILY LIFE, Poetry

Cheese honey โ€˜n pairs

Grammar and spelling, while essential to the finished work, can be placed to one side temporarily while a first draft is spat out, whether you are talking novel, short story, blog, email or text. Before you press publish, post or send, you should ideally pause and re-read your work, taking the time to follow the… Continue reading Cheese honey โ€˜n pairs

DAILY WORD PROMPT, FAMILY LIFE, Travel

Cathedrals and vineyards… (#wordprompt)

I don't do travel blogs. I leave those to the experts who know answers to questions like "what time does that open?" ... and ... "how much is the tram?". "I know narthing" said - coincidentally - in an Italian (or was it Spanish?) accent I believe. Who the hell was that? Manuel from 'Faulty… Continue reading Cathedrals and vineyards… (#wordprompt)

Fiction, WELLBEING

Vodka Martini .. rather shaken actually…

The name's Bleu, Viola Bleu. I'm on a mission, to research the dark streets in the outskirts of Milan to find my main character for my second novel. I will know him when I see him, the angle of the jaw has to be just right; not merely stubble-covered. His lips will be kissable and… Continue reading Vodka Martini .. rather shaken actually…

FAMILY LIFE, Poetry

Truly, madly, deeply… Milan

Hannah and I landed at Milan Linate mid afternoon to be welcomed by blue skies and the setting sun .... what a contrast to UK's persistent drizzle! (That is boring indeed. Update it to poetry maybe? ๐ŸŒธ Left the greys to find the Blue, While far away I dream of you. Time with her, just… Continue reading Truly, madly, deeply… Milan

FAMILY LIFE, Poetry, WELLBEING

I enjoyed that … ๐Ÿ–Œ (eeeek – did I turn the iron off??)

Your room is warm and smells of you, Details linger long after you are gone. I sometimes sit and stare at the view you had, When you lived here, the house, it shone. Ambition flowed through your veins, Alongside a good dose of questioning self. You focused and aimed, letting your arrow of hope Fly… Continue reading I enjoyed that … ๐Ÿ–Œ (eeeek – did I turn the iron off??)

DAILY WORD PROMPT, RADHANAGARI DAMSEL

Sunrays and Lipstick. Radhanagari Damsel; part 9

Riya took in a huge breath and briefly closed her eyes as she let the air back out steadily until her lungs were empty. ย  She turned her face to focus on John's but said nothing. "How can I help you?" John's voice sounded small and he felt even smaller in a world he did… Continue reading Sunrays and Lipstick. Radhanagari Damsel; part 9

FAMILY LIFE

Mr Bean or a V8 growler??

Morning.... come and sit opposite me while I pause a little, giving the guys at the local garage time to wash the car inside and out. We are going to be offering it today in part exchange for something else ... slightly random swap of Audi A8, V8, battleship armchair with enough g-force to increase… Continue reading Mr Bean or a V8 growler??

Fiction, RADHANAGARI DAMSEL

Heartbeat and fear. Radhanagari Damsel; part 8

Ramesh threw the box to the floor, and the lid became detached, pieces of pearl bouncing into the grey dust, disappearing from sight. "Do you know about this?" Ramesh held John's gaze and was a different man from the bumbling engineer of previous meetings. "I think you do. Keep out of what does not concern… Continue reading Heartbeat and fear. Radhanagari Damsel; part 8