Thursday, 29 March 2012

Getting on with it

With two books in production (and one of them to place as well), this place has to take a back seat. However, I shall still post something as often as I can. Today, I offer this as awonderfully crafted and tremendous build-up:

What it must have been to have seen and heard them live.

Monday, 26 March 2012

A Month Off

I guess that I should just regard it as a month's holiday in Brazil. Even naked apes are entitled to holidays! It turned out that the computer wasn't quite dead after all and, after a clean it shed its shroud and stumbled, a Lazarus-in- Paradise, forth from the workshop and here we are again; although, a new computer is on the way. I had nearly forgotten what clouds were until a couple of days ago as we had had a nearly biblical forty days without rain but seeing them reminded me that every cloud has a silver lining, and the consequence of my enforced seaside holiday was not deck-chairing and hammocking with tall drinks but writing with a pen and paper (with short drinks). The result is that I have mapped out a novel with a legal mystery and greed and sculduggery and a bit of romance as the themes. It's been boiling away in my head for nearly thirty years and is the one novel that I have in me. I guess that JFK was right and the only failure is not to aim too high and miss the mark but to aim too low and hit it - and so my aim is a book in which someone might say that Peter and  Ian Fleming meet Sir Impy Biggs. But we'll see... 

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Slow Progress

It turns out that the computer is dead and another is on the way. Meanwhile: catch this exhibition if you can:

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Monday, 5 March 2012


I am told that the computer will be ready this Friday but don´t forget that, for good and ill, I live in a land where time has little meaning beyond the inescapable fact that it flows!