Next month is NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) which should now really be called InNoWriMo because the movement is now an international one. I've participated in the last two Novembers, each one successfully writing the requisite 50,000 words leading up to what exists as an unfinished over 100,000 word novel on my hard-drive. This year I'm … Continue reading To Nano or Not?
Back in November I took part in NaNoWriMo and wrote over 50,000 words of a novel set in Sierra Leone, 'The Roar of the Lion'. It started off thinking it was going to be a sci-fi novel but quickly became something completely different. It was a highly enjoyable process, and one I shall certainly do … Continue reading Back to the Book
Over the last few weeks I have been beavering away doing the layout for and organising publication of a collection of poems by a Sierra Leonian friend of mine, Rev. Sylvanus Alaba Nicol, called 'I Wish I Knew'. At last it's complete, and available for purchase at £4.99+postage from Lulu. Of this £2.56 goes towards the Sierra … Continue reading I Wish I Knew
Trash by Andy Mulligan My rating: 5 of 5 stars Every year our daughter's secondary school encourages the school family (pupils and their fami lies) to read the same book. This year's was 'Trash', about the exploits of three boys scrapping out a living on a rubbish heap in a place called Behala. This was … Continue reading Review: Trash
Bringing together my love of Sierra Leone and my support of Liverpool FC, I shall certainly be watching the documentary on ITV4 tonight at 9pm, which talks about the work of Craig Bellamy with children in SL. Here's a preview that was posted today:
Since coming back from Sierra Leone, I’ve found myself in a bit of a conundrum… Not surprisingly I’ve been thinking a lot about money; how to raise it, how to give it to our friends there, and how to enable them to become more self-sufficient. One story that keeps coming to mind, however, is that of … Continue reading A Cash Conundrum
No, not that Kate Middleton, rather Kate Middleton from Pembury, Kent. After two years of holding an account in her name on the famous social networking site, she tried to log on one day only to find her way barred. The reason given by Facebook? Her account was disabled as she was faking her identity, … Continue reading Kate Middleton Barred from Facebook!