I had received the email invite some weeks ago, skim-read the contents and thought I'd return to consider it once I knew what the weather would be like in the week before Christmas. I then forgot all about it and it was only when a reminder that popped up on the day that I scrabbled … Continue reading Meeting Nicole Taylor, British Screenwriter, at the BBC
Faces in the crowd: Cool in Venice
A Face in the Crowd
Waiting for the Present
Present I spotted these Gondoliers killing time in Venice last month. The scene reminded me of a saying from my school days about the child who was asked by his teacher to 'sit and wait for the present' and was then surprised that nothing came of the promise and he was then told it was … Continue reading Waiting for the Present
Sian was always suspicious of a single rose rolled in plastic. When she was last in London, an African man in traditional garb had called her 'sister', said he wanted to give her a gift and proceeded to thrust a candy-pink rose in her hand. It was presumably her mixed heritage he was referring to … Continue reading Cellophaned Rose
Serene Some gentle strains of music could be heard from a window above. It was appealing to step out of the Delhi hubbub and explore. The staircase wound around and led to a silhouetted wine bar. A group of lads sat sharing beers and banter. A couple sat in one corner quietly chatting, perhaps stolen moments together. … Continue reading Serene
via Daily Prompt: Priceless A few ideas popped up in my head for this fantastic daily Word Prompt : The moment I realise that I have just managed to capture an elusive moment on my camera. 'Transparent' - an Amazon original drama - 'real' characters and family stories, cinematically filmed, an evocative title track, and … Continue reading ‘Just Priceless’
Shiny…and not so much.
via Photo Challenge: Ooh, Shiny! (There seems to have been a glitch and my original writing accompanying the photograph has disappeared. I will try to re-write it from memory but it is not easy trying to recreate spontaneity.) Photographs used in iconic posters have made a lasting impression on me. We used to … Continue reading Shiny…and not so much.
A walk by the river
I was lucky and managed to fit in a walk by the Thames, in Berkshire, today. I captured some riverside shots and contrasting textures were everywhere. I particularly liked the heavy metalwork, all painted in exquisite cornflower blue. One could almost feel the domed rivets which were well out of reach. The mini-rhubarb crumble pudding … Continue reading A walk by the river
Satisfaction is a …
Satisfaction ... bowl of homemade chicken curry with a roti hot off the press. When I need a proper, full on curry hit I roll up my sleeves and do it myself because it is rare to get that level of satisfaction anywhere else. Few things come close. Spices in Indian cooking evolved from a … Continue reading Satisfaction is a …
Daily Prompt: Lust
via Daily Prompt: Lust I was wondering whether to post under the prompt of Pest or Lust and went for Lust, although I could have written this under either heading. I was inspired to write having just commented on an article on WordPress Reader this morning (Five Questions...link below). I commented '... writers are truly … Continue reading Daily Prompt: Lust