I had a lovely walk on Sunday. There had been a frost overnight which soon melted away when the sun decided to say hello. There was a beautiful clear blue sky and by about 10am it had warmed up nicely, so I thought I would go for one of my wanders and take some photos. The trees are still turning […]
http://www.facebook.com/JaneRisdon2 I’m being followed, by followers. How lovely. It is wonderful to look at my blog and see that I am being followed by such nice people who could, let’s face it, be following someone else, somewhere else. I am a follower too. I admit it. I follow other authors and artists and all sorts of people whose pages inspire and interest me, and so imagine what a thrill it is to find my blog (me) being followed too. I follow people, people follow me, we are all followers – do you follow? OK just messing around here, but seriously it is amazing that people I don’t know have taken time and trouble to find me and make a connection to me and to the others here. I do hope you will keep following me, it is such a thrill, and I shall continue to follow my chosen blogs too. Helping each other build an awareness and a group with common interests is marvelous, especially when none of us has ever met or is likely to meet. Welcome to you all and welcome to those who I know have followed me from my author page on Facebook. I have made some really interesting friends there. Authors I would never have connected with had it not been for Social Networking. Friends I had lost touch with are suddenly back in my life – fabulous. Groups with whom I share common interests […]
I thought I would add this photo of the Horse Chestnut featured in Gone in the blink of an Eye. At the time of writing I couldn’t find it. Here it is when it was well and in its glory – two years ago. I do hope our Ash trees don’t disappear now that they are infected with a nasty […]
Bleeding canker and moth larvae are a lethal cocktail for English Horse Chestnut trees and apparently within 20 years we won’t have any left. Arriving in the UK from Macedonia (Northern Greece) in 2002 this tiny larvae (leaf miner caterpillar) burrows into the leaves of the Horse Chestnut causing them to prematurely brown and wither in July and August and, […]
Lightening the mood again. Hope you like my photos taken during a long afternoon stroll this Sunday alongside a favourite river and lake. As usual all photos (c) Jane Risdon 2012 All Rights Reserved.
The Criminal Mind is Different. by Jennifer Chase
Will be entering this week I hope. Did it last year and managed 52,000 words. Great fun and very satisfying to do…..good luck everyone.
Had a lovely long walk on Sunday – over two hours – in brilliant sunshine and loved it. Explored the local area – my first chance really since moving – and I didn’t need a brolly either! Took lots of photos so here are a few. Hope you enjoy them. There was a fabulous sky the other night: Red […]
On-going research into both Works in Progress is getting to be a very dusty affair. Paper causes so much dust! It would be wonderful to have someone to do this but I guess I shall have to wait until I am a successful writer. Trouble is, all this searching through old documents, letters and photos takes so much time and […]
I had an adventure on Thursday with a very old friend who is also a successful award-winning authoress. We both love Peter Robinson and his books are much-loved by us both. Peter is on a book tour around the UK and he came to a town near us both so we met up and queued with everyone else books in hand ready for his autograph. My friend’s books are known to him and he has mentioned them in three of his, so imagine how thrilled she was to meet him and how taken aback he was to meet her in person at last! I felt like I used to when an artist (singer/band) I managed would be (with me) sitting in a music store, albums heaped on the desk, pens ready, waiting for fans to come and buy a recording and get an autograph. It can be very daunting and I felt for him as he sat there waiting for us to arrive and file past. People never know what to say to you and I guess that is how the Queen must feel when confronted with all those people she’s introduced to and has to make polite conversation with. It is such a relief when someone turns up. As you sit there waiting for the appointed time doubts set in and you wonder if anyone is going to come, and you watch everyone passing by in the hope they […]