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Figures in a landscape

A selection of sculptures from the exhibition ‘Spirit and Endeavour’ in Salisbury Cathedral Close, and ‘Sculpture in the Landscape’ at West Leaze Farm, Aldbourne. Blue skies and sunshine – perfect conditions for viewing art outdoors  and taking photographs.   FIGURE IT OUT Surfaces, textures, stature, solidity either to blend into the landscape or stand out… Read More Figures in a landscape

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Autumn walk

A walk around Ramsbury today and through the churchyard of Holy Cross Church.  A very sad gravestone to read of the Vokins family who lost three dear sons in the First World War – all the more poignant because of the season with the gold and brown dying leaves covering the ground beneath. A beautiful… Read More Autumn walk

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Another submission

Thanks to Writing Magazine and an article in their latest issue about Reflex Press. Very pleased to have found another publisher to send my short story collection to. Reflex Press launched in December 2018 as a spin-off from the Reflex flash fiction competition. After two years of running the competition and reading over three thousand… Read More Another submission

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New paperback out

This is the new paperback edition of The Little Book of Wiltshire. I’m pleased to see the cover has had a facelift. At least the Westbury White Horse is WHITE now. I like the Eric Ravilious feel to the design and also reminding me of one of those 1950s railway posters. I have managed to… Read More New paperback out

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A long apprenticeship

I spent last year putting together my collection of short stories – the product of ten years of writing. It’s a long apprenticeship. Some have seen the light of day a few times, having been entered into a wide range of competitions over the years. Minor successes: shortlisted, and a couple published in anthologies. Short… Read More A long apprenticeship