“Looking forward to winter” … That’s a very strange thing for a naturist to write you might think.
Actually I am already looking forward to the coming summer; the sun, the warmth, the long evenings … Now that is the catch in this modern day and age.
I write on my lap top.
Lets face it copy typing a long hand manuscript is never going to be my forte. The “Typex” (a special white paint that you used to hide mistakes on typewritten pages) bill would be astronomical. I would still have to scan the pages to digitise the output. So I write on my laptop.
When I say write …. I am talking about transferring the silly ideas from my head to an electronic page via the first finger of each hand. Back to the lap top.
The problem with a laptop in summer is I want to be outside in the sun. Outside in the sun is where I get some of my less silly ideas. Sadly because of the bright light I can’t recognise mistakes as I make them on the computer screen. So the arrival of the earlier sunsets of November through to March means I can start transcribing brain waves to a PDF.
I might just get the next Uncovered Policeman story finished by Christmas , then there is another couple of half formulated short stories and vague thoughts for a sixth Rags and Bea adventure.
The Cookery Book … I am the genuine Naked Cook, ask anyone who ate at the Quinta da Horta 2011-13 if I am any good
Recent reading has revealed how different times have different attitudes. I mentioned that I had read the Thirty Nine Steps by John Buchan last month. I carried on with the Richard Hanney stories. What I found amazing was the level of casual racism in these stories from a highly educated and respectable man.
John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, 26 August 1875 – 11 February 1940
After a brief legal career, Buchan simultaneously began his writing career and his political and diplomatic careers, serving as a private secretary to the colonial administrator of various colonies in southern Africa. He eventually wrote propaganda for the British war effort in the First World War Buchan was in 1927 elected Member of Parliament but he spent most of his time on his writing career. In 1935 he was appointed Governor General of Canada by King George V. He occupied the post until his death in 1940.
Having read 3 more of the stories I now understand why only the 39 Steps stands alone in his list of books as being memorable
I have set up a new outlet for the Rags to Riches series books
Why a New Outlet?
I gather that there is a number of people who are more than a little angry with Amazon about their employment policies and there attitude to paying tax.
I understand both concerns. So, if you are boycotting Amazon you’ll need an alternative place to shop.
You can down load most of the stories from the Rags to Riches series in non Kindle formats via this site .
I am trying e-Bay as a new outlet for the Uncovered Policeman paperback.
The first book The Uncovered Policeman, is listed under books for a limited time as an experiment. So, now for you delight and enjoyment the few copies of the paperback edition of the Uncovered Policeman I have are available on e-Bay.