Degrees of Separation

Like many people, I enjoy reading books with recurring characters.  Lee Child’s Jack Reacher, for example, or Jeffrey Deaver’s Lincoln Rhyme.  Provided they’re well written, they offer predictability – you know what you’re getting. When I first decided to write...

Signal Failure – A Postscript

When I concluded my story of nocturnal activities back in the early 1980s (if you missed this, start here), I mentioned that Zim had indicated there was a good reason for the signal being there. I also expressed my hope that he’d provide an explanation, which he...

Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon – Part Six

If you’ve missed any of the earlier posts in this series, this’ll make more sense if it’s read in the right order. Links to each part are given at the bottom of the page.   For those of you who haven’t read any of my older posts about boating, I...

Nine Go To Birmingham

It’s almost a week since my question “Anyone Fancy a Drink?” was fully answered, and I thought the outcome would be of interest to some of you. My intention was always to have a few bloggers get together for a drink and a chat, not to host a major event. From that...

Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon – Part One

Last year, I started writing about my relationship with water. Obviously, we all have one – let’s face it, a good part of our body is made up of the stuff. But some of us are more connected to it than others. The reason I started writing about it was because I had a...