Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Did you know if someone copies your profile picture, puts it on their own timeline and captions it with a lie or something distasteful, Facebook says
"We reviewed the photo you reported for annoying and distasteful humour and found it doesn't violate our Community Standards."
"We reviewed the photo you reported for harassment and found it doesn't violate our Community Standards."
It has happened to me with an allegation so distasteful, I won't repeat it.
The distress this has caused has made me wonder if posting a real photograph on all these websites is actually a sensible thing to do.

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

My wife is trying to buy something from a UK bookseller Website: She's having trouble and can't find a place to leave comments or even a help page, but there is a search facility so she types: "How can I contact you" ... the reply: a book entitled: "Learn to use a ouija board."

Monday, 26 January 2015

I'm still working on a few areas of my new book, The Flower Angel. I'm not sure when it will be ready for publishing.
I've had a break from writing for a few days as I've at last found the joy of LEGO. My son and grandsons seem to be addicted, so now it is my turn!

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

My Google accounts seem to be all over the place! I set up my blog before I had a gmail address. Now I'd like this blog to "belong" to that address... oh, I'll get it working one day!

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Penny for Them review:

This review is from: Penny for Them (Kindle Edition)
This fast-paced action book is full of suspense, from the first page to the last, where the crescendo, together with final twist, leave the reader gasping for breath and wanting more. This exciting, well-written book revolves around the eponymous main character, Penelope, whose tenacity and bravery gains your sympathy from the start. The reader is dragged along in this roller-coaster of a ride, with its twists and turns, willing Penny to solve the mystery before it is too late. All the elements to keep a reader interested and involved are here in this brilliant book; politics, subterfuge, intrigue, betrayal and great believable characters. PENNY FOR THEM is an excellent book which I can recommend wholeheartedly to anyone who enjoys a fast-moving plot with strong, believable characters. It had me awake late into the night wanting to know how it would all end. Fantastic!

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Next week it will be twelve months since that wasp stung my wife's toe. The damage it caused is still with us. A year ago she was an active ballroom dancer; now she is barely able to walk. Next week she is going to have an exploratory operation to see if there is anything that can be done to remove the inflammation from behind her kneecap. We've come a long way from the septicaemia and "You might lose your foot' to 'keyhole surgery on your knee' - I reckon that wasp is still around... I bet he's smiling.

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

We've stayed together

I had moments in my life many years ago when, overwhelmed by depression with the breakup of a marriage, I was drawn towards the insistent summons of suicide. Many suggest we should write from experience. Not this time. I kept a diary in those days. Even now I find the words too terrifying to read, let alone repeat. If I write about the experience at all, it is only to thank God for breaking through my atheism, letting me feel his presence and bringing me through that turbulent time to find new love, new hope and a new life. God lifted me out of the depths of depression and we've stayed together ever since.

God, Susan and me.

When I was alone and in despair, 

Long ago when no one seemed to care, 
When friends and family turned away, 
Susan advised, 'you could always pray', 
I laughed, then cried and said through my tears; 
'I have not believed in God for years;' 
And she, as though by heaven inspired, 
Almost immediately replied, 
'You have stopped believing what is true 
But you won't stop God believing in you.' 
Thank you, Susan. What else can I say? 
My life changed when you taught me to pray.