This is an update of my earlier No phishing here blog. I may need to pen another poem to accompany it. Just as the coronavirus mutates and a ‘new variant’ develops, and new protections are set in place, it is matched in the world of scamming. Not called Delta or Omicron – it’s still known… Read More Beware new phishing variant
What’s in your INBOX? What is SPAM? chopped pork and ham, unasked for bargains from Rotterdam. What is a SCAM? an email sham of dodgy stuff of lies and bluff, tales of woe, of prizes to go. Trying to befriend you, in hope that you send your mother’s maiden name all part of the game.… Read More No phishing here
Eric Ravilious, 1903-1942, artist, designer, book illustrator, and one of the first official war artists appointed by the War Artists Advisory Committee (WAAC) in 1939. This long-awaited exhibition – postponed due to Covid, will be a treat for fans of the artist, and a great introduction to those who do not know Ravilious and the… Read More Roll on Ravilious!
A new paperback edition of my book The Little Book of Wiltshire published by The History Press is due out in the summer. I’m pleased with the new cover which is very colourful and appealing – with a hint of the old GWR railway posters. I have updated a few entries and included a few… Read More More Little Books
The Salisbury Short Story Prize 2019 shortlist was announced today. Story length for the competition was 500 words – quite a challenge if you are not, like me, used to writing much flash fiction. Pleased to say that I am one of the six named on the shortlist. The theme was ‘Rivers’ which was fortunate… Read More Fly fishing on the river Usk
Even though I did not win the Hall & Woodhouse DLF (DorchesterLitFest) Writing Award, it was still worth the effort of travelling down to Dorset for the ceremony. The beautiful light and airy function room on the first floor of the Duchess of Cornwall Inn in Poundbury was full of supporters, judges and guests, eager… Read More A glass of fizz and a book prize