Tuesday’s Overlooked A/V: Pop Hive & Galway Races

Happy Valentine’s Day to my sweetie xxx Glad I could spend at least part of the day with you 🙂 Good news from Mr B, who shared the link from Dark Valentine Press who now lists the Drunk on the Moon collection as forthcoming this spring (so just around the corner). Also my Fall-inspired noir…

Ghoulway

 There was a persistent magpie knocking at my balcony window and then at the kitchen window yesterday morning. Usually there’s a pair. Maybe she was asking if I’d seen her mate. He was probably down the pub.  Lame, but this was the full extent of my costuming! I didn’t have any parties to go to,…

More Moore but Not Ruthlessly So

Saturday kicked off another trip to the Big Smoke with the aim of seeing Mr Moore and his compatriots re-imagine a journey through the English. Apropos, non? We took the train into Liverpool Street station and then stopped at Hamilton Hall for a pint and lunch with Ruth. I love burgers with slabs of real…

Zombie Land

I came out of The White Guard today, hopped on my bike and thought I had landed in 28 Days Later. I had misgivings about the Waterloo roundabout, always an insane mess of cars, bikes and other vehicles and there was — no one. I have never seen the streets of London so empty (at…

London on Video

Here’s some quick videos (courtesy of my new Flip camera) just to give a flavour of my day Thursday, a quite wonderful day. I had lunch with Adele and Mark from UnBound, then Adele and I made our way from Victoria toward Soho, stopping at a couple of pubs that looked interesting and saying hello…

Bike

What I’m doing in London: I do feel a bit intimidated by riding in so much traffic, but it’s certainly cheaper in the long run and sometimes, faster and more direct. And yes, good exercise. Yesterday cycled to the Tate Modern. Two new shows setting up, so a wander through the regular exhibits — miss…

Where’s My Pancakes?

It’s Shrove Tuesday — where are my pamcakes?! I shouldn’t have a Tuesday that’s this crazy but I do, so forgive the brevity of this post. Monday was a whirlwind, too, but that’s kind of expected. This morning I woke up to an email with a contract for the short story “Lachrymae Draconis” and in…

Gothic Monday

Have you been keeping up with my serial novel blog, The Mangrove Legacy? As I contemplate ways to regularise my weekly schedule here, it strikes me that I don’t always remember to draw folks’ attention to the serial novel, which I update every Sunday night. If you like comic gothic shenanigans, you will probably enjoy…