The Staithes Seagull

What’s the story, morning glory. Seagulls really do sound lovely. Of course the St Ives seagull has a menace on that they are twice the size of any other seagull & just as likely to eat your tea as you are. The Staithes seagull is a more sedate bird, happy...

Arundhati Roy

To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or...

Rainbow

A rainbow appears in the late St Ives day, it’s steady arc stretching left to right, north to south, neither end flowing into the sea or land but rather fading easily into the sky. What does it say, this rainbow, bright and clear in a mid summers eve? I know it...

Cape Cornwall

It took a large mug of sweet tea and an even larger helping of carrot cake to propel me up the steep incline to the top of Cape Cornwall and the stunning views back across to Whitesand Bay and then out to the beauty of the majestic Atlantic sea. The wind, already at...

The Birthday Gift update

Good morning campers. As many of you know I am in St Ives which is the main setting for my new book ‘The Birthday Gift.’ The book starts here before heading to London and then Krakow together with flashbacks to Russia and the Polish / German border. I had...