Sunday, 12 December 2010

Merry Christmas!

Possibly a bit early but I have a busy week and am away skiing next week, back after Christmas. So I'll send you my Christmas wishes now, using a tiny little Youtube video my 13-year old just made. Perfect in its simplicity, in my opinion!

Click here for the Youtube link, and do consider taking a look at some of 'Raxinoca's' older videos! If you like Lego, that is...

Saturday, 4 December 2010

Cover fashion

Take a look at this brilliant image, from the How to be a Retronaut website. It's a montage of images of the cover of Time magazine, 1923 to 2009, and shows clearly the changing fashions of , magazine covers, from black and white to colour, from single portraits to complex images with busy backgrounds.

It reminded me, I once bought an issue of Woman's Weekly from 1941 via eBay, just to see how the magazine had evolved. Interesting background research for any womag writer.

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Win Kate Walker's How-To book

Kate Walker is a well-known and prolific Mills and Boon writer, and also the author of A 12 Point Guide to Writing Romance.

Head on over to either Sally or Simon's blogs to find out how you could win a copy this month.

Snow in Bournemouth

View from the clifftop at the end of our road - mile upon mile of pristine white.....snow?!

Last year Bournemouth received its first snow for 30 years - just one inch. Last night we had over 4 inches, catching up with the rest of the country!