Friday, 2 November 2018

Time To Celebrate!

NOVEMBER may not seem the most likely time to celebrate but, here at home in Great Marton, it brings birthdays and anniversaries - so we will!
Mind you, it doesn't take much to put us in a celebratory mood at Edmonds Towers - any excuse will do. Now the UK is on winter time and darker evenings drawing in, with an autumn chill and rain on those fresh Irish-Sea winds, we need some inner cheer.
These days celebrations tend to be quieter, simpler affairs - especially as annual party dates seem to come round increasingly quickly. A good box of chocolates, tastefully wrapped; a colourful bunch of flowers, or a glass or two of something better-than-usual are more than enough. We are people fortunate and mature enough to have most things truly needed.
While trying to be realistic, we also like to be optimistic. Why have a half-empty glass, instead of half-full? Why not believe in something, rather than nothing?

'Unknown Regions'

On this light-literary website our aim is to be uplifting in spirit. It was started and is run by retired journalists tired of all that bad news. Instead here are stories hopefully pleasant to read, which are universally greeted.
An overview of this month's audience reveals readers, from west to east, in Canada, United States, Brazil, United Kingdom, France, Netherlands, Russia, Ukraine, India, Bangladesh, China, Philippines as well as 34 in what is mysteriously classed as Unknown Region.
They can all read samples freely from most of our previous publications by clicking links on the Books page (see near top of right column), or still more fully on our Chapter/Story, Column/Memoir or Poem pages, which are all regularly updated.
Any books bought by readers help pay for this non-profit-making venture. See our Books page for Kindle or paperback publications sponsored by the British Arts Council.
Remember, if you enjoy your reading, then also write . . .
Your comments and contributions are welcome. By all means send us an email or follow us on email  from wherever you might be - even in an 'unknown region' - and join our celebration of all that's good in life!

Best wishes to all.

Saturday, 13 October 2018

Wish You Were Here!

GREETINGS from Blackpool on the blustery Irish Sea coast of Lancashire.

Thursday, 4 October 2018

Enter The Dragon

THE start of this month saw me in North Wales with the Honourable Order of Bass Drinkers, writes Roy.

Sunday, 2 September 2018

Salt & Vinegar Please!

A 'CHIPPY' near the ancient town of York is attracting more than 100 Chinese visitors a week, stopping off for a fish-and-chips supper after touring the ancient Yorkshire city.

Friday, 3 August 2018

A Taste of Summer

WELL, August and the school holidays are here with us - bringing those predictable but odd twins to this Lancashire coast: a hose-pipe ban because of draught, along with more showers and thunder storms.

Sunday, 1 July 2018

DCI Banks meets Sam Stone

IT'S wall-to-wall sunshine here on the Irish Sea coast of Lancashire and the forecast promises more for days.

Friday, 1 June 2018

The Ferryman Is Here

MAY was a wonderful month here 'up north', as the southerners are wont to say. We got the best of the weather on Lancashire's Irish Sea coast of the Fylde, including breezy, brazen Blackpool.