Levelling up – is the spirit willing?
Boris has been going on about the Government levelling up since the summer! But are we any nearer to understanding this odd phrase of governmental-speak that could mean many different things to different people – depending on whether they are at the top, or bottom of the social pile? The dictionary describes ‘levelling up’ as…Read more
From empty to bursting!
From empty to bursting! My last blog looked at being a serious writer with a presently empty head. I have just finished writing my latest book, ‘Time of the Virus’. This is the first book I have ever written about me – a strange mix of memoir, thoughts and opinions on the dire state of…Read more
Am I a serious writer? This is a serious question. Conversation with a friend who also writes has inspired me to reflect on how seriously I regard my writing – and why. I have been writing for thirty two years, and am about to publish my nineteenth non-fiction book. During this time I have also…Read more
As we break out of lockdown are we about to go back to the same old – or forward into a new and healthier way of living? Once this virus sets us free, are we about to throw caution to the wind and forget about the other natural, yet man-made, threat to our existence? Recent…Read more
Gratitude – health and the vaccine!
Last week I blogged about finishing my book: Time of the Virus, all bar the shouting and final editing, that is. Fingers crossed that plans to move out of lockdown can go ahead – given new fears about the Indian variant. Bolton is in the news – a hot spot for this new fear, with…Read more