Happy New Year to all my readers and I hope you all had a wonderful festive period!

We have finally moved home to a lovely house in a much quieter part of London from our previous residence in King’s Cross. It is such a lovely house and everybody, from the decorators to the removal company, has been very helpful. I wouldn’t say it was a stressful experience but it was frustrating. I don’t like being out of control and when liaising with the solicitors I was
definitely out of control however it all came together nicely in the end and we were in before Christmas.

Christmas itself was spent in Scotland with my parents, sister and brother-in-law. Although it takes so long to get there we do enjoy it so much when we spend time there. My parents’ house is right on the beach, surrounded by fields, so it is very relaxing and peaceful. Such a contrast to London and a well needed
  break after the tiring move. Thankfully we were not caught up too badly in the rail chaos during the weekend of the 28th December, yet it still took us 12 hours to get home although this was expected.

So unfortunately, but to be expected, progress with the sequel has ground to a halt! Not much has happened with the novel at all since the last time I wrote, though of course now that we are settled I am hoping to get my head down and push on with it.

Regarding Everything to Nothing, Phil Leader who wrote a 4* review of Everything to Nothing has placed my debut novel on his Books of 2014. Read his thoughts here:

and the original review here:


I finished Salmon Fishing in the Yemen which was quite a strange book with a nice twist of an ending but I wouldn’t go out of my way to read any further books from this author. My dad passed to me Carte Blanche by Jeffery Deaver which is a 007 novel. It is good so far.

Well that is all for now. I am going to return to writing the sequel which will hopefully start to come along quicker now that the house move is over.

Enjoy reading and take care.