Month: August 2014

SLF – No Going Back? – Takes me back…

Each to their own. I think I can write a bit and take the occasional good photo. I’m happy with that. I’m not as happy about the fact that I don’t have any musical ability. I’ve tried to play the blues harmonica and the Irish bodhrán. Obviously not at the same time. Although that might have worked out better. The measure of success with each separately was not great. I would love to be able to sing, so that others could recognise the tune and not have to leave the room but alas… My acceptance of this lack of musical skill...

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A Little Sun Shining Yesterday, 22 August.

I have tried to stay away from the self-promotion of my book on here. Thought it would be a better idea to write some short stories, some poems and take some photos. The idea was to get a little group of followers to come along for the ride and encourage you all to go out and look up my novel without pushing you in that direction. However, yesterday at 4.30pm WA time I found out that my first novel had received a 4 out of 5 star review in a UK national newspaper. The reviewer made some comments about things...

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Bali Images

Hi, I’m back home and chilling out (literally, it’s cold compared to Bali). New house is STILL being built, much, much more of that later in the world according to me. (Later, after they’ve finally finished and cleared “off my land”). But, for now, have a simple blog entry of pleasant photos from a very relaxing few days of beaches and beautiful, friendly people. Ian Andrew is the author of the alternative history novel A Time To Every Purpose, the detective thrillers Face Value and Flight Path and the Little Book of Silly Rhymes & Odd Verses. All are available in e-book and paperback. Follow him...

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Beautiful Bali?

Yep, that’s my view as I write this. Not a ridge of kangaroos, but not too shabby. Just to the right is a bottle of Bintang beer and a small plate of spring rolls. The waterfall and the occasional delighted, yet muted, squeal of a paddling child is the background music. All looks, smells, tastes and sounds idyllic. This is the Bali of the holiday brochures and the television’s tourism shows. But according to recent news articles, it is a gloss on a veneer that is thin. As thin as the wrapping on my spring roll. I was going...

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The Distant Horizon

The seat belt sign has gone off and I’ve powered up this iPad just in time for the aircraft to enter the last layer of slight turbulence at the top of the cloud bank. So apologies for any spellink mistocks. Okay, you know that last bit was made up ‘cos flaming autocorrect wouldn’t really let me type it that way. Although it’s not that infallible, it suggested ‘speaking mistook’.   Anyway, in the time it took me to write that, we’ve entered the glorious place. Calm air and sapphire blue blanket atop a fluffy sheep’s back of white as...

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