Distractions, creativity and workflow

At 19:30 GMT on a Sunday evening, what are you doing? Would that be a favourite time to write for you? Or are you an early bird, a night owl or a mid day magpie writer? When proofreading my authors’ books the work discipline is naturally enforced with the production deadlines for publishing and marketingContinue reading “Distractions, creativity and workflow”

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Radio Ramble

As a youngster I was a big fan of the pirate radio stations, Radio Caroline and Radio Northsea. I was just a naughty kid listening to the radio late at night when I should have been sleeping, I didn’t know that Radio Caroline helped get the Conservatives elected in 1970. Nor at that early ageContinue reading “Radio Ramble”

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1969 – Pivot Point

In the previous post of this retrospective, I talked about my own sense of loss at the end of the 60s. To me it was a ‘golden decade’. As the 60s was coming to a close – I felt scared of going to the High School and scared of the sense that my magical childhoodContinue reading “1969 – Pivot Point”

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Patrick, George, Mr.Watzisname, 11 plus, Men on the Moon and a Black Horse

In the last post, Getting lost with Doctor Who via Mary Poppins, a brief description was given of my early memories and encounters with books and television. Whilst I was discovering my literary and televisual delights, my sister J was also discovering her own musical delights via the Beatles. We had this blanket, very similarContinue reading “Patrick, George, Mr.Watzisname, 11 plus, Men on the Moon and a Black Horse”

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Getting lost with Doctor Who via Mary Poppins

At the age of five, my wonderful Uncle talked to me about “suspending my disbelief”. I was a pragmatic child who required an explanation for everything. Or as my Uncle would say “Do you always have to know the far end of a fart?” As an adult, during my commercial career, I believe that pragmatismContinue reading “Getting lost with Doctor Who via Mary Poppins”

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Riots in England -v- The Wit, Wisdom and Inspiration of John Lennon

The media reporting of the Riots in England this week made me feel like the world was drowning in negativity. Like a drowning woman I found myself searching for something to cling to. Everytime I picked up a paper, or tuned into the news on TV and Radio, I kept hearing the words “All weContinue reading “Riots in England -v- The Wit, Wisdom and Inspiration of John Lennon”

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The innovation of the BBC – keeping the lights on

So far the TV companies have not decided to resurrect my Grandma’s favourite programme the Good Old Days. Though considering some of the weekend offerings I wonder who will seize the opportunity to introduce a phone in programme along those lines? Vaudeville via Vodafone? The BBC, as it stands, continues to innovate with high qualityContinue reading “The innovation of the BBC – keeping the lights on”

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Entertainment – Hattie McDaniel

Entertainment – Hattie McDaniel June 10, 1892 – October 26, 1952 Hattie McDaniel was an African-American actress. She was the first performer of African descent to ever win an Academy Award. She won the award for Best Supporting Actress for her role of Mammy in Gone with the Wind (1939). McDaniel was also a professionalContinue reading “Entertainment – Hattie McDaniel”

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Entertainment – Eleonora Duse

Entertainment  – Eleonora Duse October 3, 1858–April 21, 1924 Eleonora Duse,was an Italian actress, often known simply as Duse. Duse was born in Vigevano, Italy and entered acting (her family’s profession) as a child. She came to fame in Italian versions of roles made famous by Sarah Bernhardt. As an adult she toured Europe andContinue reading “Entertainment – Eleonora Duse”

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