I’d had a fairly successful day. Been for a haircut, did some editing of my latest book, managed a modicum of success with revamping one of the sketches for said book. I even cooked us (Ziggy, Leon and myself) a lovely super - my version of southern fried chicken with special coleslaw and a few … Continue reading The Trouble with Dogs
Ah, siesta time on a Spanish summer’s afternoon. Lay back on the patio couch and be lulled by the whispers of the mountain breeze talking to the tall pines, which are providing some welcome shade from the blazing sun. An array of birds have settled in the swaying branches to feast on the nuts contained … Continue reading Time for a Siesta?
My son Leon, aka my marketing manager, asked me this morning, “Can you remember when you last wrote anything on your website?” “No.” “Well neither can anyone else, because it was so long ago. Don’t you think you should do something about it?” “Yes. What?” “Why don’t you quote something funny from your next book? … Continue reading In Sight of the End
I’ve always thought I was pretty good with colours. I mean, I know the difference between lilac and purple, red and maroon, green and blue obviously, as well as black and brown. And I definitely know the difference between grey and blonde. I just needed to make this perfectly clear before I continue. I was … Continue reading FOR SKIN AS SOFT AS A BABY’S…?
Well what fun that was. If I ever tell you that I’m going to go to the cinema, please ask me if I have sufficiently researched the film I’m going to see. And if I say “Oh, yes, it’s won lots of Oscars”, just ask me “what is the shape of water?”. That’ll bring me … Continue reading Flat Water
SOUTH AFRICA, Sunday 14th Feb 2010 You’ve heard of something being as interesting as watching grass grow? One Thursday evening Leon came round for supper. While we were waiting for the roast, we decided to have a game of cards. Waiting for him out on the patio, whilst he was buggering about with something inside, … Continue reading Jeepers Creepers