Back to Work After Vacation

Back to Work  Today was busy with cleaning up loose ends of home life (bills etc.) that piled up while we were away, but that’s done now. Business is normal again starting tomorrow. I can’t wait to start. You know you love your job when you…

An Update on HAVOC ~ Draft One Half Done

Writing Space  The problem with living in a humid tropical country is the relative coldness interiors must be maintained at if mold is to be avoided. So, while I have a very lovely office, and as I’ve posted spend time at my desk wrapped in blankets while HAVOC…

Chamonix, France ~ A Perfect Winter Getaway

In Need of Winter I know some of you are living your own winter wonderland right now. I, however, am in a country where it is 24 degrees or hotter every single day of the year. Without the climate markers I’m accustomed to time has seemed a strange…

Bucharest, Romania ~ Bucharest & Area

Post is 3rd in a series of 3 on Bucharest, Romania Back to Bucharest After a morning spent at Peles Castle (see here), our guide took us nearer the Piatra Craiului National Park to the area of Brasov, then back to Bucharest. Rasnov Citadel In the area of Brasov lies…

Merry Christmas & Happy 2017 New Year

Off Earth Do you ever look at a calendar and wonder how it is you fell off the face of the earth for so long, but somehow still don’t know the flavour of the milky way? That happened to me today. Where did 2016 go? It was a…

Bucharest, Romania ~ Bran Castle

Post is 2nd in a series of 3 on Bucharest, Romania After a morning spent at Peles Castle (see more here), our guide took us nearer the Piatra Craiului National Park to the area of Bran. Home to five smaller villages. Here houses sit amid forest and rock, and a…

A Final Update on BRINDHAM ~ Into the Drawer

A Different Kind of End This was hard. I still wonder if it is the right course of action. But, I have decided to put BRINDHAM on a shelf. The decision comes after a flurry of contests over August and September, and a review with an editor. The contests demonstrated…

Bucharest, Romania ~ Peles Castle

Post is 1st in a series of 3 on Bucharest, Romania A Division of Posts  One of the most truly beautiful and spectacular vacations I took was to Bucharest, Romania. I didn’t imagine it would be so lovely, mostly because I knew so little about the area before…