At the beginning of September I was lucky enough to have a wonderful treat. I was given a really special weekend – as you may already know I had a fab time at Prom in the Park (see my previous blog), and on the other day I was taken to see Ely Cathedral in Cambridge. I was so excited. I had heard too […]
BBC Proms in the Park, Hyde Park, London September 2013, such a fun day. I’d never been before and always wanted to go and take part in the whole event, the atmosphere, the sing-a-long, but never in my wildest dreams ever thought I would. Thanks to a relative and his partner, I had the best day out. We had a […]
The Letter will be published on Morgen Bailey’s Writing Blog on 9th August at 7pm (UK) and I hope you will pop over and have a read and let me know what you think. I’ll add links on the day. It is a 450 word short story about a woman who receives a letter, bringing her past rushing back at […]
I thought we would have wildlife as our Sunshine Moment today….Ducks, Swans and Geese always delight, and make me happy. I hope they make you smile too. All my photos are (c) Jane Risdon 2011/2013.
It’s that time again….time for a Sunshine Moment to brighten our day and lift our spirits. I watched this take place on Heritage Day at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst a few years ago and thought how lovely it must be to have such a tradition. It made me hope that after a few years in England, the Nepalese and […]
Suspense and Mystery Author Susan Finlay kindly asked me to chat about my writing and music over on her blog today and I really hope you will join us. Just follow the link and you will find us: http://susansbooks37.wordpress.com/ Those who have been kind enough to follow my chats in the past will know there will be some anecdotes about my life in music and about my writing, so I do hope you find something to interest you there. Susan hosts author interviews almost daily, so there is always much to read and enjoy on her blog. I hope you will visit her for these as well. I’d like to thank Susan for having me and for making it so easy to chat to her. Do keep an eye out for her first novel which is to be published October 2013 via Grey Cells Press which is an imprint of Holland House Books. It is called The Outsiders. There are samples of some of my short stories and flash fiction stories on my blog’s main Menu under Tasters and About. If you visit and read anything, do please leave a comment. I’d love to know your thoughts.
Author Susan Finlay will be chatting to me over on her blog on 29th May and I hope you will drop in and catch up with us there. I’ll post links nearer the time. We discuss writing and music and I shall be sharing a few anecdotes (as is now usual) about my life and experiences – oh! please don’t […]
Lovely places to walk and think and enjoy the birdsong and sounds of the swans and ducks on the river. More often than not there isn’t a soul around and I swear I can hear the leaves breathing in and out. Every now and again there is a wonderful vista just crying out for an artist and easel. I nearly […]
Our Sunshine Moments for today: This bridge took me across a river recently. I had been walking in a park where there is also a man-made lake (for keeping water levels consistent and to prevent flooding), and as it was on the one sunny day we’ve had in a while I took some photos. So instead of just one photo […]
Over on my Facebook Author Page – http://www.facebook.com/JaneRisdon2 – I usually have a Sunshine Moment and I thought I’d have one here – what do you think? Anyway, here is the first of what I hope are many. Taken by me earlier this month – in the garden. I hope this cheers you up and brightens your day.