5 Christmas Gifts for Bookworms (that aren’t Books)

It's nearly Christmas and we're all looking for the perfect gift. If you have a bookworm or literary lover to buy for, then here are five ideas for presents that should make them happy on the big day. Bookstore candle - Frostbeard Ah the smell of books. Whether it be the fresh paper scent of… Continue reading 5 Christmas Gifts for Bookworms (that aren’t Books)

5 Ways you can “Write” without Writing

However much we may want to write, there are times it just isn't happening. And this can make us feel like a failure as the popular view is that writers work feverishly into the wee hours. Even with the best story in the world, this rarely happens. But writing is much more than words on… Continue reading 5 Ways you can “Write” without Writing

Follow the ancestors – Chysauster Ancient Village

If there one period of history I love most it's got to be ancient history. The pre-history of the UK holds a special fascination and seeing as I live here, it's easier for me to visit what remains of it. Chysauster Ancient Village near Penzance in Cornwall, is an Iron Age settlement consisting of a… Continue reading Follow the ancestors – Chysauster Ancient Village

Writing a Book part 6 – Publication

If you've followed my previous posts on writing a book; research, characters, plotting, first draft, and editing, then thank you. If you haven't, why not read those after this! This is my last post about writing a book, and it focuses on what to do once your book is finished. There's no reason you have to publish of… Continue reading Writing a Book part 6 – Publication

Notebook Collection: St Micheals Mount, Cornwall

Just off the coast of Marazion, Cornwall, is a tiny island, known as St Micheals Mount. When the tide is low, you can walk across the beach, down the causeway to the island itself, and explore the abbey turned home that sits at the top. A dark, blustery day just adds to the drama here.… Continue reading Notebook Collection: St Micheals Mount, Cornwall

An Oasis of Creativity – The Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden

St. Ives is a beautiful town on the North coast of Cornwall.. For years it's been the home of many artists. In fact, in 1993 The Tate created "The Tate, St. Ives" overlooking one of its amazing beaches. And as with many of the places in this part of the UK, it can be very… Continue reading An Oasis of Creativity – The Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden

A Foolproof Way to get Blogging Ideas

Finding ideas for blog posts can be tricky. But there's a website I've used in the past that could give you some inspiration. It's called Answer the Public. Very simply you type in a keyword or phrase, and it shows you a bunch of questions asked online by, well, the public. It's a pretty good way… Continue reading A Foolproof Way to get Blogging Ideas

A Visit to Poldark Country – Cornwall, UK

If you're not familiar with BBC series "Poldark" let me sum it up - set in Cornwall in the eighteenth century, it focuses on Ross Poldark, played by Aidan Turner, who's trying to make his fortunes by mining copper, and has a penchant for scything things with his top off. Ok, so there's actually far… Continue reading A Visit to Poldark Country – Cornwall, UK

Notebook Collection: Roman Dead – The Museum of London Docklands

If you're a regular reader, you'll know I'm rather interested in history and cemeteries. So the 'Roman Dead' exhibition at 'The Museum of London Docklands' was definitely worth a visit. And as an added bonus it was free.   The exhibition showcases finds from excavations around London, with the focus being on a stunning sarcophagus… Continue reading Notebook Collection: Roman Dead – The Museum of London Docklands