New and old

This is one of my first entries concerning nursing my husband through his terminal cancer but don’t run away, it will be honest but not sad (often funny if it is like our usual life). I have dedicated my life at the moment to seeing him out happy. That is basically – no matter how … More New and old

Shopping? Vale!

As some of you may know I used to be a language teacher and learning them is my hobby. I love being in a place where I’m not fluent because everything becomes more interesting. Just going to the supermarket this morning was a real treat. Picking things up and peering at the words to see … More Shopping? Vale!


COVER REVEAL! Genre: Psychological Thriller Release Date: 7th January 2017 Series: Dark Minds #4 Publisher: Topsails Charter Following an almighty row, Gillian stands up to her abusive boyfriend. The consequences are horrendous and far-reaching. Terrified, she flees her home, seeking anonymity abroad while coming to terms with the outcome of her actions. In Portugal, Gillian … More PARADISE PRISON BY FAITH MORTIMER

A Nanny Sandwich

She has never been very fond of the new camping car, Vanner. She preferred the old home-made conversion of a Renault Traffic which she called Myfanwe (MY van oui?) Nanny Ab is called that by Missy even though she is not a blood relative, only a mentor and guide all her life. The woman known … More A Nanny Sandwich

Any news?

Many of my colleagues are producing newsletters and it has been suggested that they are a great way of staying in touch with the readership. I’m taking this opportunity to ask you, my friends and regular followers if you would appreciate a monthly or quarterly newsletter from me and if so, what you would like … More Any news?

Pia Fenton

Coming in on the carpet today is a new friend with her dog. You may have seen her on this blog recently when Brook Cottage Books ran a feature on her novel New England Dreams. I liked the cut of her jib so I invited her back for…… brioche and hot chocolate (despite the summer heat … More Pia Fenton


Contemporary Romance Release Date: 15th June 2016 Publisher: Tirgearr Publishing Natasha embarks upon the holiday of a lifetime with her brother, looking forward to exploring the ancient sites Egypt has to offer. What she hasn’t bargained for is spending her holiday cruising along the Nile with Kyle Richardson, a handsome but moody archaeologist. Despite taking … More LOVE ON THE NILE

Bwye for Now!

If you are wondering why I’m doing a mad dance around the back garden it’s because coming in on the magic carpet today is Jane Bwye, one of my Crooked Cat friends, who used to live in Africa and I’m trying to do a welcome dance for her. No – it’s OK. I have my … More Bwye for Now!