Today’s Picture: 31 Aug 20

Sunny intervals brighten the path on a walk through the Forest of Dean. If you’re visiting here, please be generous to those who can’t escape their own four walls at present, and share this widely on social media, so they can enjoy it. Thank you.

Pride in Place? A #Poem

Image via Mapswire. Pride in Place? Born in slum or palaceyou have no say in youraccident of birthLocation status wealthof parents determineswhere you might emergeSo why so proud ofwhere this chance occurredYou made no choice hereIt was imposed on youPride in place is foolishWith no experienceof another placeyou can make nomeaningful comparisonYou merely echowhat was …

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Today’s Picture: 30 Aug 20

Looking down at the village church; so quintessentially English! A bright start to the day, with cloud slowly populating the sky as the morning progressed. Having been unable to take longish walks recently, we took a circular route around the valley while the weather was good. We revisited some tracks we haven’t used for over …

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Today’s Picture: 29 Aug 20

The beech tree as it was before the storms. After the wind and rain of the past few days, we were greeted by dry and occasionally sunny weather today. A few days ago I mentioned, in a comment on one of these posts, that a favourite tree of ours had suffered serious wind damage. The …

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Amazon Decoded, by David Gaughran: #BookReview.

326 Pages Authorship Reference/E-Commerce Web Marketing. I read this book after reading the author’s ‘Let’s Get Digital’. It’s a natural follow-on for those interested in marketing their e-books as indie writers/publishers. In fact, it also has a lot to say about, and to, mainstream and some small publishers, much of which might benefit the authors …

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Today’s Picture: 28 Aug 20

This path looks a lot less steep than it is in reality. The valley is also quite steep-sided, but the trees, mostly oaks and that sneaky little copper beech to the right, provide a perfect spiritual lift every time we walk here. Another day with ceaseless rain here, and we’re unlikely to get out until …

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Today’s Picture: 27 Aug 20

Tall Cypress trees in the mountains of the Greek island of Samos, with the blue of the Mediterranean Sea in the distance. Taken September 2016. It’s been a day of rain and dull skies, so I’ll brighten it with a picture from warmer, drier climes. Enjoy! If you’re visiting here, please be generous to those …

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Today’s Picture: 26 Aug 20

A track initially created by boar and deer and now used by mountain bikers and walkers. It takes us up to a plateau from where we can take about five other routes. If you’re visiting here, please be generous to those who can’t escape their own four walls at present, and share this widely on …

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That Final Edit

That final stage in progress. The title to this post is, of course, a show of blatant optimism, since I have completed my personal final edit, but the publisher’s team, kept locked in his basement, will undoubtedly come back with more. However, it is a milestone to celebrate. The MS ran to 79,079 words when …

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Today’s Picture: 25 Aug 20

A track through the rocky coast of Rhodes. Taken October 2017. On a day that has been wet, very windy and rather cool for August in the UK, I thought I’d cheer you up with a picture of a location that’s warm, dry, and enjoys the gentle breezes from the Mediterranean. I hope you enjoy …

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