Free summer reading

‘Death at Brambles’ and ‘Mind, Body and Rosie’ are both free to download from Amazon on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Fun reading for a summer weekend, especially if it’s wet, like here at Youlgeave!

Ready for printing!


At last! My book has gone off to the printers. Preparing it for printing is much worse than writing it – it’s a nightmare, in fact. I’m hoping there will be no glitches, and it will be available on Amazon soon.

Honouring Nelson

Greenwichclock    Last week my sister and I visited the Queen’s House, Greenwich, to see this recently refurbished clock made by our g-g-g grandfather, Henry Philipson, in honour of Admiral Nelson.

Ashover Show

Ashover show

The Ashover Show  is where the inspiration for Jed in ‘Death at Brambles’ really did win the Victoria Sponge competition. I believe he’s entering again this year – see you there, Wednesday August 9th.


Struggling with book

I’ve been neglecting the blog lately as I’ve been trying to  get my book about Windermere ready for publication. It’s really hard work, pushing my amateur computer skills to their limit. In the end, there was no way I could get a big A4 landscape file to fit on to the pages of my book, so I had to put all the data in by hand, and the same with tables. Whew! Still, I may be able to give a preview of the cover soon.