I have blogged about Ilfracombe before on this website as we have family there.
We are going back for a short and much needed visit but this time, we set off on our way with extra trepidation: it is the start of our quest to find somewhere to live we can afford in the South West.
Our ideal location would be West Dorset, but we are ready to consider any opportunity that would arise in the Dorset/Devon area... We need the ideal place for quietness, inspiration and for building our respective and joint ventures.
On our return, I will give more details about our exciting forthcoming events!
My interview with Johnny Navarro, whose debut novel, Kill Devil Delta, will be published on June 1st and officially launched at The Salvation Artists event, is now online!
You can read it HERE.
I am really proud to say that I have helped Johnny with the publishing process, including doing some proofreading for him!
My partner in crime Matt ArtPix has done a stellar job with the cover design and the typesetting!
We cannot wait for the books to come back from the printers!
I have lived the same amount of time in the UK as I have in France. Yet, I am not allowed to vote in the General Election.
I will be voting in the local election, even though I have grown rather cynical about the whole process... I happen to believe that if it really changed things, we wouldn't be allowed to vote at all...
Real politics happen every day: it's all in your attitude, your choices and your actions.
This weekend, I bought my first ever work of art at the Alexandra Palace Antiques and Collectors fair. I saw it from afar and just fell in love with it. I was delighted to see that it was very, very cheap. So I took it home. Very 20's don't you think?
Technically, this is not my first original painting: I commissioned the painting that will appear on the cover of my third novel, The Right Place. I haven't framed it yet.
I also got my hands on a great little book: Warrior Bard, The Life of William Morris. This is for my own collection, not for the Arcane Publishing stock!
The authors of the book are artists Edward and Stephani Godwin, who lived in Morris's famous house Kelmscott Manor at the time of writing. They were friends with Morris's daughter May. The book is illustrated with black and white illustrations by the authors.
Even though the dust jacket is in a sorry state and very fragile, the book itself is in great condition. This is the first edition, published in 1947.
I think therefore I write.
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