Romney Marsh is a large, flat expanse of land on the southern coast of England overlooking the English Channel. Criss-crossed by a seemingly endless maze of dykes and water-filled ditches, and dotted here and there with Medieval churches and old farm buildings, it can feel isolated and cut off from the rest of the world in both time and place.

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Seeing how it’s almost the end of the year, I thought it would be a good time to share with you some of my favourite reads of the last twelve months, on both the fiction and non-fiction front.

In truth, I’ve been very disappointed with a number of the fiction books I’ve picked up this year and I stopped reading several of them after thirty or forty pages. Once upon a time, I would have pressed on regardless, but these days I am far less tolerant and more willing to move on to something else. Although this much reduced the pool for consideration here, there were still some good enough ones to be included.

So, let’s crack on, starting with the fiction books.

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Realistically, I’ve got about just a week and a half of full-time work remaining before we tumble merrily into the Christmas holiday period and I can’t wait for that. I mean, it’s time for presents, and who doesn’t like that? So, now seems like as good a time as any to take a quick peek back at 2023, especially as it was a big year for me.

Continue reading “2023 – A Year to Remember?”

 

 

I took part in an interesting challenge recently, an X/twitter writing competition. I had to write a story of no more than 2,200 characters in length, to be posted in a max of 8 threaded tweets. A first for me and more tricky than I expected due to the threaded nature of the posting. Thought I’d share it here so you can see what I came up with. I’ve laid it out as per the threaded tweets.

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