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Archive for September, 2011

favourite animalsBusy working on synopsis outlines and character profiles, but I managed to find time to create a photo collage of my favourite animals down the years.

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Eighteen Years In London

Today marks the eighteenth year anniversary of my coming to London, UK, with nothing more than my electronic piano and ID papers.  A complex story in itself. I’ve spent the eighteen years in North London. During that long period of time, I’ve studied classical piano at performance level, given recitals, worked on a couple of novels, got my piano playing on the internet radio site Last.FM, developed a keen interest in photography, studied web design,and written an autobiography (not yet completed).

Here’s to another eighteen years or more in this great city of London.

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Another photo collage I created using Google’s Picasa.

late summer '11

Parkland Park, North London.

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I’m ploughing my way through this new novel, Silent Friends, a psychological thriller about a group of music students.  I’ve written some of the story in the present and other sections in the past.  At this point in the story, central character Gavin begins to suspect that something isn’t quite right.

I hurried up the stairs, drawing to a halt by the annexe entrance. Silence. Leaves blowing around outside in the wind, like last Friday evening.  An overcast night sky, promising rain. The fire door was firmly shut and the lights working normally. The corridor appeared empty, yet the stillness was deepening and the fading daylight casting shadows in the hedges and trees. Fresh shapes formed on the pathway outside. A gust of wind. Wisps of movement. A large shadow positioned in between a couple of trees. I legged it down the maze of corridors, reaching the student bar, breathless and covered in sweat.

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