#ScenicSaturday 03/Dec/2022

The pictures in this series were all taken in December, though not this year. My digital picture library started with my first DSLR camera, bought a while back. I share them here to show #ourworldiswonderful.Taken in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England, this one shows a small footbridge taking the path over a private drive …

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#ScenicSaturday 26/Nov/22

All photographs in this series were taken in November, though not necessarily this year. My digital picture library started with my first DSLR camera, bought a few years back. I share them here to show #ourworldiswonderful.Taken in the Forest of Dean last year, this photograph of the sometimes spectacular colours of autumn echoes my love …

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Houses Borders Ghosts, from The Fiction Desk: #BookReview.

Nine short stories from contributors to The Fiction Desk appear in this, the 14th anthology published by this independent publisher of short stories and edited by Rob Redman.This is an eclectic collection of tales on no particular theme or treatment. It seems unnecessary to individually review these stories, and to synopsise them would be to …

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Between Before and After, by Jessica Stilling: #BookReview.

If you’re seeking an emotional see-saw you could no better than try this book. The ups and downs are so beautifully handled, and the characters so wonderfully drawn, I was engaged from the very beginning, and remained so to the end.On the surface, this is the story of a filmmaker, one of the ‘arty’ types, …

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#ScenicSaturday 19/Nov/22

All photographs in this series were taken in November, though not necessarily this year. My digital picture library started with my first DSLR camera, bought a few years back. I share them here to show #ourworldiswonderful.This one depicts Gordale Beck, in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, as it flows toward the picturesque village of Malham …

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#ScenicSaturday 12/Nov/22

All photographs in this series were taken in November, though not necessarily this year. My digital picture library started with my first DSLR camera, bought a few years back. I like to share them here to show #ourworldiswonderful.This one, taken in the Forest of Dean that surrounds me, shows a naturally formed pool on the …

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Encountered Art

....this post is about art we may encounter as we travel through our world, things that either present themselves as subjects we can display in a visually exciting way, or created works of art we happen upon and capture as we travel. For the full post, visit Medium here.

#ScenicSaturday 05/Nov/22

All photographs in this series were taken in November, though not necessarily this year. My digital picture library started when I bought my first DSLR camera a few years back. I like to share them here to show #ourworldiswonderful.This one, from 2021, was taken on the approach to Hardraw Force, a spectacular waterfall in the …

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#MABLE – The Launch of Several New Books

And Not a Few Older Ones! Publisher, Fantastic Books Publishing, run by the inimitable Dan Grubb, hosted an online event for the month of October to launch several new books from his publishing house, and to bring to readers’ attention other books that had not had the coverage they deserved due to the Covid epidemic! …

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The Deadly Reckonings, by: Rebecca Heap & Victoria Heap. #BookReview.

A story employing themes of injustice, bullying, courage, the overwhelmingly destructive nature of power, prejudice, and the joys, pains, and potency of love. The Deadly Reckonings, although a complete story in itself, is clearly the first of a series set in this imagined world with its population of characters that merge humanity with animalistic properties.A …

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#ScenicSaturday 29/Oct/22

Those Autumn Colours! This month, all photographs in the series were taken in October, though not necessarily this year. My digital pictures go back to when I bought my first DSLR camera quite a few years back, and I like to share them.This image is from a walk in our local forest. It’s a track …

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#ScenicSaturday 22/Oct/22

Sycamore Leaves This month, all photographs in the series were taken in October, though not necessarily this year. My digital pictures go back to when I bought my first DSLR camera quite a few years back, and I like to share them.This image is from a walk in my local forest. The sycamore is one …

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#ScenicSaturday 15/Oct/22

Narrow Valley in the Forest of Dean. This month, all photographs in the series were taken in October, though not necessarily this year. My digital pictures go back to when I bought my first DSLR camera quite a few years back, and I like to share them.This image is from my home forest, the Forest …

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#ScenicSaturday 08/Oct/22

Beech Tree, Forest of Dean I missed this feature last week due to concentration on the #MABLE event being run by my publisher, Fantastic Books Publishing. Readers will find the event fascinating and a good source for new books, many discounted for the period of the event, which ends 31st October.This month, all photographs in …

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#MABLE: Author Interview with Simon Marett & Ramon Marett

Simon and Ramon Marett All of you are invited to join in the fun of the Massive Autumn Book Launch Event (#MABLE) organised by my publisher, Fantastic Books Publishing. All the books in the event are hugely discounted, so a great opportunity to try some new and exciting fiction. It began on 17th September and …

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