Why the Stuarts are so interesting.
Writing novels is fun at every stage but it's like building yachts, the biggest job is to get the hull laid up but it represents only about a quarter of the cost. The real money is made by the add-ons, the galley, the electronics and the rigging. With novels it's the publicity and advertising and...Read more
Cooking for One, shortbread, mixers, - I wrote Welcome to Oakhaven to entertain my wife. Unfortunately, she died three years ago and before she taught me to cook. Which means I have had to learn to cook for one. She made all kinds of delectable dishes needing multiple pots, which I cleaned and which...Read more
Mrs Boniface is back in Oakhaven from Germany and her visit to Herr Mann's Schloss. Not so much a castle as a house and a house needing a bit or repair and some new plumbing. In fact, she was heard to say, 'One is rather reluctant to "wash one's face" as the rumbling that starts...Read more