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A deliciously complicated Negroni delivery…

In my long search of trying to find reasons to be cheerful in lockdown with ice and a very badly broken arm, I encountered the Riding House Cafe, normally based in Fitrozia was now delivering. I did not know what sort of food experience to expect -  the...

The Tapas Room, Deptford – A Tiny Cavern of Delights

Little did we know that it was the end of tier 2, that in fact this tier was set to double, when we enjoyed a day off work to pretend to holiday in Deptford. We sat under the glow of a heater, making up for the tiny well-ventilated room, admiring the bottles, the menu...

“If a treat is available it should be indulged,” Pre-lockdown Boulangerie Jade review

So many places in blackheath have been so good at their social distancing that we decided to do the ‘trip before lockdown’ experience, so long as we could be sure it was safe. Now, a ‘Trip Before Lockdown’ is a very special occasion and should not be undertaken...

Review of Wisley Gardens… and environs

In June, we discovered the RHS gardens. Can’t remember why. Think I saw it on someone’s instagram. We packed fake fizz and I made an artichoke and thyme pizza and apple cake and we ventured out into the newly unlocked world, wondering if the toilets would be closed...

HELEN & THE GRANDBEES

A little diversion for the blog today as my my novel “Helen and the Grandbees” based in south east London has just hit publication date... Buy Helen and the Grandbees here: https://amzn.to/3crOtVr *affiliate link It’s a different type of wrtiting from the...

Broken arm!

Morning all! This is just a quick note to say I can see lots of people are hitting the blog when I normally publish on a Saturday morning only to be disappointed that I haven’t blogged for a couple...

Grace’s Caribbean Cuisine, SE12

Let me be perfectly clear. We found ourselves at Grace’s Carribean Cuisine (well, on Just Eat’s website) for one thing and one thing only. Goat Curry. Okay... well, we did add things to that ‘one...

More Insta-Art of HELEN AND THE GRANDBEES

Some of the bookstagrammers pictures of “Helen and the Grandbees” during last month’s book blog tour... Helen and the Grandbees is available to buy here:...

Between The Lines

Enjoyed taking part in the launch of “Between the Lines” (City Lit students anthology) with a poetry reading. You can download a free copy here: Download the free eBook of this year's anthology at...

Driving Through The Hills of Birmingham

Womenwriters has published my article, Driving Through The Hills of Birmingham about balancing the disciplines of art and writing, and how they interlink:...

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A Few More Of My Blog Posts

The Curious Incidents of Deptford.

The Curious Incidents of Deptford.

Many curious incidents woke me up in the middle of the night in Deptford, the location my novel HELEN AND THE GRANDBEES. Deptford bridge over the Quaggy It began with the police throwing things against my second-floor bedroom window. I needed to move to the other side...

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Read the Prologue to “Helen & The Grandbees”

We three sat together on the sofa for two. The sofa was made of bobbling grey and white threads. The foam stuck out through the gaps on the arm on April’s side. The gas fire flickered with pale blue lines. Bill was sitting closest to the black and white television, so...

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Boulangerie Jade  SE3 – reviewed again

Boulangerie Jade SE3 – reviewed again

There are two types of people in this world, those who like mille-feuille, and those who don’t.  Okay well, maybe there are three types, those who don’t like mille-feuille, those who do like it, and those who would like it if it was easier to eat.  Cos...

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99p e-book

Looking for some spring bank holiday reading?? Helen and the Grandbees “a heart-wrenching and deeply resonant story” ebook is at 99p at the moment! https://amzn.to/3crOtVr

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