I am sure many people reading this know about NaNoWriMo: National Novel Writing Month, which is now apparently. In honour of this month a friend shared the following page: https://www.writeinvisible.com
This enables you to write up to 500 words without seeing a jot of what you’ve actually written… until you decide to submit it to yourself via email, when you can see what you’ve garbled together, typos and all. Since I’ve been struggling with writing – not for want of ideas, but more from a want of time and satisfaction with my writing – this seemed like a useful tool to me. Continue reading
The rain is lashing down. Drops dot and dash against the windows, while some run sideways as the train speeds on. On and on, hurtling forward.
Through the speckled window I can see dark, heavy clouds. Greyness fills the sky, while the green fields below, light and dark, hills, rivers and trees patiently bow their soaked heads.
The skies darken still, as day is overtaken by evening. Continue reading
This is St Mary’s college in St Andrews, dedicated for centuries to the study of divinity. This picture was taken from inside the old library, named after Professor James Gregory, the renowned 17th century mathematician and astronomer.
The latticed windows have a special way of letting the sunlight flow into the dark wood-panelled hallways, that renders the outside even more picturesque and the inside even more peaceful.
I have tried to take a few pictures to reflect the serenity, but they do not do it full justice. So words may do a better job. Continue reading
The morning after the night before – Drawing with ink and wide nib
Welcome to my 50th post on this blog!
The Influence of the Ring
It is in this chapter that we get our first glimpse of the power and evil influence of the Ring. Continue reading
Posted in Literature, Tolkien
Tagged Bag End, Bilbo Baggins, Frodo, Gandalf, Literature, LOTR, The Fellowship of the Ring, The Hobbit, The Long Expected Party, The Lord of the Rings, The Shire
Gandalf arrives in Hobbiton – Drawing with ink and wide nib
WHENEVER autumn arrives, when the leaves turn red and orange, and there’s a new chill in the air, I feel it’s a time for new challenges. I’m sure there’s a strong connection with the fact that in the UK, the new academic year begins in autumn – our childhood routines live on in our subconscious. Continue reading
The next recap of ‘Mysterious Cities of Gold’ is finally here! I figured it was high time I returned to the the 16th century and our voyage to the New World…so here we go, and it’s an especially dramatic episode this time! Continue reading
Posted in Mysterious Cities of Gold
Tagged 80s Cartoons, Anime, Character analysis, Episode 3, Episode Recap, Esperanza, Esteban, Heroes Again, Mendoza, Mysterious Cities of Gold, Season 1, Summary, Zia