Archive for November, 2014

The Christmas Truce

On November 29th – next Saturday – the Christmas lights in Glossop will be switched on and there will be a carol service and celebration in the town centre. As part of the service, the Christmas Truce on the Western…


The meltdown of two-party politics

In between storytelling sessions and workshops, manuscript editing, attending meetings and writing a few thousand words of novel, I’ve been reflecting further on the state of politics in the UK. It’s a subject deserving of reflection. A parliamentary election will…


Writing and walking

One of the delights of living in the Peak District is the abundance and variety of walks it affords. Nevertheless, to overcome my constitutional idleness and force me out of doors, persuasion is needed. So what constitutes persuasion? Generally, it’s…