Here in China I am rarely tempted by American Culture but usually succumb on a Friday after shopping at the local French supermarket. Yes friends, I use Subway to buy a sandwich. And I might say they ain’t half bad. There’s not much can go wrong with a sandwich is there? Two buttered slices, a decent filling and voila a sandwich. Ha, you’re wrong. Buy any veggie sandwich at a motorway services or any garage up and down the UK and that will prove to you how far off track they
I was walking up a street in a mountain village in Anhui Province, China. Few foreigners get there. I think AJ, my friend and I are probably the only foreigners ever to go to this town. We are there because AJ's wife is a Chinese woman; they have a son, Titus, and grandma and grandpa live here. Grandma and grandpa live outside of the actual town, even higher in the mountains, where they raise pigs and grow tea. Anyway, I was out for an evening stroll with a Chinese friend wal
I was born in Birmingham UK. I failed miserably in learning the guitar. I have worked and lived in 4 different countries. I don’t like potholing. I once drove my secondhand Citroen from Plymouth UK to Sevastopol in the Crimea. I played rugby for Weston-Super-Mare in my youth. I have climbed all three of Britain’s mountains. I was a 30-year plus vegetarian until China. I once, quite by mistake, bought £200’s worth of speed from Bristol Hell’s Angels. I drove a 3-ton blue ex-ar
Walking the 100 miles of the Two Moors Ways between Ivybridge and Lynmouth takes about seven days. In those seven days one travels through the ancient landscapes of Dartmoor and Exmoor. Burial mounds, standing stones, hut circles and ancient trails punctuate the walk with the constant reminder that these places have always been special for humans.
Carrying a 20 kilo pack containing tent, sleeping bag, food and equipment forces one to practise one of the main tene
I've been having a bit of fun on Facebook. Because my new website has a blog facility I was wondering if I really needed to close these blogs down and start another new one on the website. It was draining just to think about it. Then someone asked a similar question and posted that they were going to use their blog to allow their characters some freedom, so the blog could fill in back stories and so on.
Bingo I thought. So I posted this.
Dear Ann, Please consider this my
Write club rules. 1st RULE: Never pay agents or publishers - they pay you. 2nd RULE: You do not TELL you SHOW in write club. 3rd RULE: If someone says, "How do I?" or What shall I?, you tap out GOOGLE. 4th RULE: Only two exclamation points per 100,000 words! 5th RULE: If it sounds like writing, rewrite it. 6th RULE: No adverbs, no -ly verbs. 7th RULE: Chapters will go on as long as they have to. 8th RULE: If this is your first night at WRITE CLUB, you HAVE to write. #write #a