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Crooked Cat's Cradle · 5d ago

Scent of Corsica: the Maquis

Originally posted on Vanessa Couchman: Rosemary, a typical maquis plant Can you name some famous Corsicans? There’s the obvious one, Napoleon Bonaparte. Slightly less obvious ones are the si...
Crooked Cat's Cradle · 6d ago

Peculiar History

Originally posted on Kathy Sharp: The port of Rye, in East Sussex, is an interesting town with a strong medieval ambiance. I spent a few days there last month thinking it might make an inter...
Crooked Cat's Cradle · 6d ago

Double Anniversary

Originally posted on An' de walls came tumblin' down: Sorry about the recent quiet from within the walls. I’ve been editing and writing and thinking about a new cover and… But I couldn’t let...
Crooked Cat's Cradle · 1W ago

Life Imitates Art

Originally posted on Tim's Blog: Readers of this blog will know that over the past year I have been writing a novel about a woman’s relationship with her elderly father, who moves into a Car...
Crooked Cat's Cradle · 1W ago

So… why Treacle?

Originally posted on The Knitted Curiosity Cabinet: Treacle  ˈtriːk(ə)l noun: treacle; plural noun: treacles a. British: a thick, sticky dark syrup made from partly refined sugar; molasses. ...
Crooked Cat's Cradle · 3W ago

History People #10: Katharine Johnson, Inspired by Italy

Originally posted on Vanessa Couchman: Author Katharine Johnson Today, I’m delighted to welcome Katharine Johnson to the History People slot. Lucky Katharine has lived in Italy, which has pr...
Crooked Cat's Cradle · 3W ago

Why Do Beautiful Days Hurt the Most?

Originally posted on The Knitted Curiosity Cabinet: Temple Wood cairn in Kilmartin Glen, by Lnolan at the English language Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?...
Crooked Cat's Cradle · 4W ago

Positive Passion

Originally posted on An' de walls came tumblin' down: Following on from the news that my book, Social Anxiety Revealed will be published by Crooked Cat later this year, hence giving a big bo...
Crooked Cat's Cradle · 4W ago

The Allure of Secrets

Originally posted on An' de walls came tumblin' down: I’m delighted to be visited today by Katharine Johnson, author of Lies, Mistakes and Misunderstandings, and now of The Silence. She’s go...
Crooked Cat's Cradle · 4W ago

Poem on the Tube

Originally posted on Tim's Blog: Last week we had a short holiday in London.  Rosa loves to go there to indulge her love of art, and though I feel more at home among my northern hills, I can...