November’s Monthly Musings … of words, war and a wonderful weekend

Just scraping in on the last day of the month with this one, in three parts …. Words … November was NaNoWriMo month and I, along with thousands of other people have spent all their free time bashing out words in the hopes that they will reach the target of 50,000 words and have a … More November’s Monthly Musings … of words, war and a wonderful weekend

“A Murmuring of Bees” makes a Publishing First for me!

Yes, that’s right, I can now officially put Published in front of Authoress in my bio (well I could if I had room) because my Sherlock Holmes and Dr John Watson short story Tales from the Riverbank has been published in the anthology A Murmuring of Bees, the latest offering from Improbable Press.  Look at how lovely it … More “A Murmuring of Bees” makes a Publishing First for me!

Theatre Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I and II at the Palace Theatre.

4 out of 5 stars Bringing Harry Potter to the stage is an epic undertaking and I am happy to report that the staging and cast exceed expectations and have created an outstanding production. The magic is magical (there were more than a few moments when I could not work out how they had performed … More Theatre Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I and II at the Palace Theatre.

Review: Keep Calman Carry On – Susan Calman at the Soho Theatre, London

5 out of 5 stars There isn’t really any way to describe Susan’s show other than utterly hilarious. I spent the entire hour laughing and left with ribs and mouth aching and a new appreciation of just how much laughter can lift your spirits. I found Susan Calman not through her comedy shows or her … More Review: Keep Calman Carry On – Susan Calman at the Soho Theatre, London

WWI: Fifty two months, fifty two posts – 28 – A Letter from a Father

Second Lieutenant Eric Douglas Smart’s father wrote this letter and sent it to his son, who was serving with the 10thBn. Royal Warwickshire Regiment on the Western Front, on 18 November 1916. My dear little boy, As you say it does really seem sometimes as though the war has reached a deadlock. That is quite … More WWI: Fifty two months, fifty two posts – 28 – A Letter from a Father

Remember, remember the first of November starts a glorious season of plot …

Because it’s NaNoWriMo time! If you don’t know what NaNoWriMo is, hop over to the SciFiFantasy network and check out my article on the subject. If you, too, are about to embark on 30 days of locking your inner editor up and frantically spilling words onto the page with careless abandon then come find me … More Remember, remember the first of November starts a glorious season of plot …