No more normal

No more normal

  One of the joys of living by the sea are the ever-changing views across the estuary. But the severe frost and snow of recent days took change to a new level, to near unrecognisable. The water draining down the cliffs turned into yard-long organ pipes of glittering...
Winter days, writing blues

Winter days, writing blues

It’s not that I mind winter. No – I love the pale light, the incandescent sunsets over the estuary and the icicles dripping from the gutter on frosty mornings. But it plays havoc with my schedule. I am, irredeemably, a lark. Morning is my bright time, my...

Cuthbert trilogy: Christmas special!

The three novels of the Cuthbert trilogy – Cuthbert of Farne, Place of Repose and A New Heaven and a New Earth – make a great gift for Christmas!  The special offer price of £29.99 includes post and packing, click here to order:...
Wild Cycling

Wild Cycling

Lockdown brought a new joy. It could have happened at any time but for sure, that lockdown sense of irksome confinement was the spur. A few years ago I suffered a tendon injury in my right foot that became a chronic condition. In the early stages of the injury I was...
Gardening and writing

Gardening and writing

Berwick has always had its small farmers and gardeners. Pass through the town walls via Cowgate – the clue is in the name – and you find yourself in Magdalene Fields, part of the ancient Liberty of Berwick, that lie between the town and the sea. Until the Enclosures...