With all that is happening at the moment;-
- the pandemic (insufficient information)
- the riot in the States (conspiracy theories)
With all that is happening at the moment;-
Well 2020 has been a strange year for everyone.
|Me and my motorhome|
I even managed to get away in my motorhome for a few trips.
I visited some campsites in the south and south west researching for my next walk book.
I went to
|Widgery Cross on Brat Tor|
|A cycle path through the trees|
|I'm looking at you |
(even the trees have eyes)
This year of all years, the sending of traditional greetings cards to loved ones near and far will surely mean so much more to say I am thinking of you, and wishing you peace, love and good health for the year to come, than a Facebook post which may or may not be read?
This may be the only contact you have with this person this year, Surely this is the time to make it count?
What about producers and publishers of cards? They're not all big companies, but often small designers who need our support to keep going, too.
You can purchase cards, which make a donation to charity, quite cheaply. The fact that you
Or maybe you could hand deliver some of them on your daily walking exercise obviously taking care to socially distance and sanitise where you should.
If I know your address, I will be sending you a card if I do not know your home address, I will try to send a personal message; my love and blessings are unconditional.
If I offend then I apologise - that is not my intention.
If I choose to make a donation to charity that is personal - However, if I do so it will be as well as cards and not instead.Pearl and I hope with all my heart we all stay safe and well, and that the next year will be better for us all and we can enjoy each others company again.
For me the most important day of the year is 21st or 22nd December
The Winter Solstice
(The shortest day)
This is the best day.
From now the days will get a little long.
It is such a significant day for me that I write about it most years.
When taking Pearl out for her afternoon jaunt my choices are limited;
This month's #ReadoftheMonth is for me a difficult read.
Nevertheless I feel it is an important for me to finish.
It gives a well researched factual account of an event my father was personally involved in;
The 1944 Warsaw Uprising.
And so the book is simply
My father did not speak in any detail about this period of his life.
He did on occasion mention it.
This was to explain his appearance;
scared face and hands due to burns.
Unfortunately I was only aware of the most rudimentary facts;
Having a dog can be life enhancing.
It is for me.
All of my dogs
|Amber and Pearl |
cuddling up in the Motorhome
Pearl had her second litter in 2018 on 9th November
2 boys and 5 girls
I am thrilled to say 6 of her seven offspring sent birthday photos
|This is Harry|
|This is Ruby|
|This is Denzil|
|This is Holly|
|This is Polly|
Super Thursday is the day in October when
publishers showcase their Christmas range.
My Super Thursdays feature the 3 books special to me.
Details of these can be found in other blog posts.
This final Super Thursday is more like the industry type.
I have collated all the #Read of the Months.
The list is eclectic; all non-fiction bar one
all genres; past and present texts.
Hopefully one book will pique interest
even be a different Christmas present for someone.
Support local business
(don't buy from Amazon)
Writing about "Motorhome Musings" at this time of year is difficult because. All I really want to do is "hibernate". Why? Well:-
Because it was published by Hubble & Hattie a bone fide publishers.
The company, based in Dorset, is small and part of Veloce, a larger publishing concern; "the home of fine automotive books"
The topics of the books Hubble & Hattie publish is animal related.
The book is
"Wonderful Walks from Dog-friendly Campsites Throughout the UK"
I divided the country into 7 regions and Pearl and I visited 3 campsites in each region. We found 2 walks starting directly from each site;
Pearl has her own section in the book "Pearls of Wisdom" where she reviews the campsite for other 4-legged companions.
A note of caution; as there are over 48 counties just in England it is quite probable that Pearl and I have not visited your county. We had to miss some in order to have new places to visit for our second book due out in February 2022.
Whatever one may think of the content of my book there is absolutely no question that it "looks" fabulous.
The editor certainly knows how to turn a boring manuscript into a attractive book.
The book can be purchased from the usual outlets or from: