Adrift

I have been so very busy over the last six months researching for my next book. Truth be told, I have two books on the go simultaneously – Book two in my Dragons dwelt here series, historical novels for ten and up readership. (The first in the series, Thunderbird set in pre-European American Continent, is, … More Adrift

The Medici

Benozzo Gozzoli’s Procession of the Magi 1459-60, is part of a cycle of frescoes in the Magi Chapel in the palace Medici Riccardo of Florence, Italy for the powerful rulers of Florence, the Medici family. A family that has influences in Italy even to this day.         Gozzoli  (right) painted a cycle … More The Medici

ICONS

Having discovered hidden treasurers among odd, quirky and sometimes trashed second-hand-casts-off, at our local Oxfam store, eg my Constable plate of Dedham Loch, I have started to visit the place most weeks, perchance to find a treasure; a treasure to me that is! While perusing the shelves, before my grocery shop last Friday, I was … More ICONS

Razed to the Ground

A week ago, tragedy struck! In some ways, this reads a little melodramatic, as no one died, no one was injured, no one went to jail. Still, in a personal way, it was a moment of disbelief and sadness. Our cutest-ever, character hydro-cottage (Kahu Cottage) in Mangakino, New Zealand burnt to the ground. We were … More Razed to the Ground