My Love of Dartmoor – a Photographic Journey

It’s Easter 2019 and we’re presently having the hottest weekend of the year so far. It’s been fabulous. Yesterday (Good Friday) we went up to Dartmoor – always a favourite place of mine – and I took my DSLR. This was not only the first time I’d taken my “new” camera, I also went up […]

Lorna Doone and the Sense of Place: Exmoor Coast

I’ve written about the importance of sense of place in fiction several times already. How you define your urban spaces, rural places and inspirational areas can create a vivid image in the mind of the reader. It can really help to absorb the reader into the book. I am presently reading Lorna Doone – a […]

Here’s Some West Country Regional Slang My Lover!

There’s something really wonderful about the English language’s history of regional slang. It came from this tiny island and has been affected by Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Normans (and I am still putting together my latest in this series so I won’t delve into this aspect too much). What is had done though, is brought rise […]