The Sunny Side of Roma

It rained today in Rome, big fat drops that sent minuscule chills down my spine because they contrasted so much with the heat and the sunshine beating down upon our hats at noon on a Wednesday. That was the second time it had rained, the first being on our first proper outing (the major downside … Continue reading The Sunny Side of Roma

Currently…Warming

Sometimes I take part in the Currently... blog hop series. Loving... The British weather at the moment. It’s glorious and sunny; a good return from Italy, as there’s been a minimal drop in temperature. Indeed, the temperature indoors in Britain matches the air-conned lounges of Italia, so not much change there. But will it last? … Continue reading Currently…Warming

The Dust of Venice | Fauxpocalypse

Ruin. It had, for the moment, subsided, passed away, moved on if you will. When one had spent a year trekking until one’s feet bled, one learnt to distinguish between what was simply the aftermath of the shock of a no-event and what was actual ruin, in the form of cities and states and provinces … Continue reading The Dust of Venice | Fauxpocalypse

Introducing…July’s NaNo Achievement

Do you remember those ‘Next Big Thing’ posts around last year when we writers answer a selection of questions about our manuscripts? In this post I will do pretty much the same, introducing and chatting about my work last month. (I did a similar thing last year for DMWT.) How did I do? I completed … Continue reading Introducing…July’s NaNo Achievement

Into the World of ‘H’

As you know, I’m currently ploughing through CampNaNoWriMo – all your wordcounts belong to me! – and, unlike last year…or, actually, unlike any of the other times I’ve tried writing challenges…I am writing straight onto my laptop instead of having to write on a physical notebook first (FYI, I still haven’t completely typed up DMWT … Continue reading Into the World of ‘H’

Ready. Set. Write! 16/7

During the weekend, I broke my laptop, so I was left stranded and rather confused. It’s fixed now, so I apologise for the radio silence, and for a rocky week of posts on which I have to work on. Why do I happen upon ideas when I have no medium in which to write them‽ … Continue reading Ready. Set. Write! 16/7