So I promised some people photos from our Easter trip to Co. Clare, Bunratty Folk Park, the Burren, the Cliffs of Moher etc etc. Boy are you going to regret that request. Sit back, this may take some time… (hope … Continue reading
Just to let people know I’ll be mostly offline for the next couple of weeks.
But when I come back… oh when I come back…
In the meantime, I found this clip of Eddie Lenihan, a seanchaí, and his story of the black dog. Seanchaí are traditional Irish storytellers and folk historians. I love Black Dog legends. There’s one near where I grew up, and my mother’s family come from Dartmoor so… enough said.
I’m currently reading Eddie Lenihan’s book Meeting the Other Crowd.
I’m a little late writing this one up for a number of reasons, but they basically boil down to lots to do and no energy to do it with. Plus finishing my WiP, the Space Opera. Well, now that has … Continue reading
This afternoon I’m heading up to Belfast for the kick off of Titancon. Really looking forward to this one. Tonight, as part of Culture Night Belfast, a group of the visiting authors will be reading in McHugh’s Bar, including Ian … Continue reading
So for the last two weeks we’ve been in the sunny Loire Valley in France, visiting Chateaux (only slightly for research purposes), a zoo, a Templar Commanderie (only slightly for research purposes). And stairs. So many stairs!!! So here is … Continue reading
Back home again after my library conference in Prague which went very well. Although I do appear to be the one person to visit Prague and come away without seeing the Charles Bridge or the Astronomical clock. But hey, there … Continue reading
Hi all. I’m fresh back from the Romantic Novelists Association Conference in Penrith. Where, among many many other things we met our very own Greenman. No really!
too quiet… At least, around here. So basically this is a little bit round up and a little bit apology.
Ok, so I’ve delayed posting this evening as I should have but I completely blame the brand new shiny shiny phone that arrived today. Did I mention it’s shiny??? Part 2 of the holiday theme was Megalithic. Brittany is of … Continue reading
The reason for the parts? Ah yes, well, there are many photos. So many in fact they fall into different categories. As did our holiday, in a sense. Medieval, Megalithic, Geographic, Folklorish, with the overriding theme of research. Strangely enough … Continue reading