Uncategorized, Wales

Happy St David’s Day!

Happy St David's Day/Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus. I'm late posting this, but let me rectify it by offering you a recipe for Welsh Cakes and Crempogau (Welsh Pancakes). The recipe for crempogau is (apparently) one of the oldest in Wales. They aren't like crepes or American pancakes and take about 55mins to make so allow… Continue reading Happy St David’s Day!

Gothic Fiction, Pagham-verse, The Crows, Uncategorized

I Found the Town that Isn’t There…

When I had time to stop and stare I found the town that isn't there. It isn't there again today. I'm glad that town has stayed away.   For my birthday treat my husband took me to St Leonard's, East Sussex, for the weekend and on Saturday we trundled along the coast to blustery Norman's… Continue reading I Found the Town that Isn’t There…

amwriting, genre, Gothic Fiction, Pagham-verse, The Crows, world building

#Gothic Tropes To Feed Your Soul: (1) THE CREEPY OLD HOUSE

This post is the first of a new series exploring a few #gothic tropes I love, starting with my absolute favourite: the creepy old house (which may or may not have a mind of its own)!

amwriting, Pagham-verse, The Crows

A Prelude: Love Song for The Crows

Illustration of Fairwood House, a.k.a. The Crows, by Thomas Brown: for original art and more see MothFestival on Etsy Audio: instrumental soundtrack sample 'Bell', free download from Filmstro The Crows WakesShe saw it before it saw her. She was another passer-by, a passenger in a Ford Mondeo. Just broken enough to hear it calling, but… Continue reading A Prelude: Love Song for The Crows

amwriting, The Crows

The Eleusinian Mysteries

CW: Genitalia, probably not in the way you expect Extract from Fairwood House: A History, by Harold Bishop (1987) Sir Peter Sauvant (d. 1892) was the leader of an occult group who called themselves the Eleusinians, after the ancient rites performed each year in Ancient Greece by the devotees of Demeter and Persephone, based at… Continue reading The Eleusinian Mysteries