British wildlife walks, sport in 2015 and the ten best places to visit in England
Posted on April 25, 2015
Tis spring! There is sunshine! And I am being A Dick in Public by humming Morecambe and Wise a bit more often than in wise in leafy west London after taking a razor to half my hair. But I care not, because there is sunshine.
I don’t actually have SAD – winter is splendid too, with its pile of books, spicy stews, mulled wine and unashamed weight gain – but one must say that spring on the Thames is wonderful darling. Pip pip.
Thus, a short post, as I am now Immensely Busy *fans self importantly*. I’m editing Maybe Thursday You Can Sleep aka Taste the Bright Lights II for publication, doing my writing job, finding time for cider and steak, and completing a writing course on getting my non-fiction book pitched to publishers.
(Obviously the latter is cloaked in secrecy as the idea will be stolen otherwise, but think PHSE, relationship advice and advocacy for young women *shakes cane*.)
On a sunnier note, recently I’ve written about:
My top ten places to visit in England for English Tourism Week (proper convo-in-pub provoker for other geeky travel types). Includes Stonehenge, part of Cornwall and some of Norfolk – You Too can Guess Them All
The best wildlife walks in the UK, including all Wildlife Trusts, nature reserves, RSPB reserves and Sites of Special Scientific Interest in the country; darting around the Lizard and slithering along the Reptile Trail in the New Forest
The best sporting events coming up in 2015: golf, gee-gees, rugby and cricket
- 11:22:63 by Stephen King: excellent as always, but, Mr King, if you want to write about the 1950s as you really clearly do, just do it – no need for a time travel plot
- Billy Bunter and the Terror of the Form: after 25 years I think I’m finally going off Billy Bunter; George Orwell had a point…
- The Mystery of Mercy Close by Marian Keyes: wonderfully funny as always by Ms Keyes, and searing in its portrayal of severe depression. As a Goodreads reviwer says, I'd read that woman's grocery list. Book very recommended.
- Run Away Home by Antonia Forest: FINALLY. A review on that one coming later in a separate thread on the Marlow books, but for now I’ll say Hmmm.
I’ve wittered a bit for a supposedly short post. I’m off…