Thursday, 23 June 2011

Introducing the Motorway Podcasts…part two

To follow up part one, here is the second part of the first Motorway Podcast(split into two parts given the limitations of free audio-storage, but still)…

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Introducing the Motorway Podcasts…part one

Tired of being stuck in the car with dead time, Ive managed to create a useful way of blogging via podcasts…and here is the first Motorway Podcast (split into two parts given the limitations of free audio-storage, but still)…

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Google Blogger Formatting Tripe

To the best of my knowledge I am at a loss as to why this has suddenly suffered a breakdown and has been rendered incapable of displaying consistently. As a consequence, my various posts of later seem to oscillate between professional design and “the dog ate my homework.”

Apologies for this – I will continue to investigate…

Friday, 10 June 2011

Three-and-a-half-years…The Quests of the Silver Knight

In fact, it’s been so long that I have quite forgotten how it all started, who “did it,” what it was that they did, why they did it – in fact, the whole shebang. However, despite moving house, re-constructing several rooms, changing job, welcoming a new little person into the family and having several other major issues to deal with, I have finally managed to complete a first draft of the sequel to The Silver Knight

Now, if that sounds impressive, allow me to place further emphasis on two words in the above paragraph – first draft. The book is, no doubt, fragmented, inconsistent, riddled with grammatical and construction errors and in need of a polish and a proof – that is before I conduct my own review. Therefore, it would be wise not to place any expectations on seeing it in glossy, published form for certainly twelve months or more.

However – it is done and it does exist!

Now, over to my trusted editors for their thoughts…

Saturday, 4 June 2011

On this day, 450 years ago, the medieval spire of St Paul's is destroyed by fire...

Where would this series by without a disaster to two?

Here we are, then…on this day, in 1561, the magnificent medieval building of St. Paul's Cathedral in London is badly damaged by fire and the spire is destroyed after being struck by lightning. Of course, this would not be the last time the building would succumb to fire, the next time being a somewhat more fatal event.

However, this is in many ways the first event that took place in London to destroy the old medieval city and convert it into the soulless mass of aesthetically displeasing junklets, lego blocks and cigars that adorns its dirty streets today.