There was a time when this blog was almost entirety to do with politics. As my wife, Marcia, is fond of saying ‘politics don’t work’. Obviously that is shorthand for more complex ideas but she is right in that party politics as now practiced in the UK have ceased to serve the people as they should. No doubt I shall continue to blog here on matters political as and when the mood takes me. However, I want to open things up a bit and talk about other matters as well.
No doubt it will continue to reflect my political views (liberal conservative is the closest I can come to them but please note the lower case “l” and “c”) and my main disability (serious deafness) although I do not wish to dwell too much on that problem..
My novelist wife is far more famous than I am which is right and proper: she has had twenty-eight novels published and has been translated into sixteen languages. That makes it sound as if that career has finished: far from it as there will be a new novel published in August and another is ‘work in progress’.
Meanwhile, every Friday I write a blog which covers a wide range of subjects but is generally about writing, Marcia’s novels or the west country of England where those novels are set. The blog is usually illustrated by photographs that I have taken over the years and these often reflect my interest in all matters to do with natural history and the countryside. Click here to read the blog.