I-Spy Cam and Dursley

Members of our community here in Dursley, Gloucestershire, have produced an ‘I-spy’ booklet to encourage families to explore the local area. As we have had our grandson to stay for a few days we went out and about this week, armed with our copy of the book and a pen.

Spotting historic buildings in the town centre.
Into the woods to follow the Sculpture trail.
Fox and cubs designed by children at Dursley Primary School.
Shadows on the trees
Den building
Lion mosaic
Off to the quarry hunting for fossils.
We spotted many different butterflies at the quarry.

Many thanks to the people who produced the book, we spent a very happy three days exploring the area.

Points are given for everything spotted and we scored 1,060!

It was so nice to be able to spend time with family again. Long may this new freedom continue.

Stay safe



Here it is! The novella I wrote in 30 days is available FREE on Amazon Kindle for 5 days. Download by Friday 10th July.

‘Lockdown 2020, the world is relying on tracking and tracing to slow down the spread of the virus. Jack, a young app designer, has developed an app that unexpectedly gives him the power to control people’s movements. What will be the consequences?’

Free for 5 days

I hope you enjoy it

Stay safe


Write a novella in 30 days

One good thing about Lockdown (the only good thing?) is that I have had more time to write. At the beginning of June I came across Maria Frankland, an author who teaches creative writing. She had put some of her courses online including ‘Write a novella in 30 days’. There was a Youtube clip to watch each day with support and advice. I took up the challenge and, 30 days later, have completed my novella!

It is called ‘Tracker’ and is set in autumn 2020. Like my first novella, ‘Memories’, it features an app, and although it refers to the Corona Virus and the situation we find ourselves in, like ‘Memories’ it is really about relationships.

It is shorter than my previous novella, which took nearly 3 years to write.

I intend to self publish shortly on Amazon Kindle and like last time I will be able to offer it free for the first 5 days. It will then be 99p. I will post when it becomes available.

If you enjoyed reading ‘Memories’ I hope you will enjoy ‘Tracker’ too. If you haven’t read ‘Memories’ it is available on Amazon for 99p.