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April 2003

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# Excerpt: Standing on the edge of Gulfoss


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I’ve been composing this throughout the day, in between processing Monthly Notices of the RAS, and having story conferences with soulsong, and I just need to get this section of text home to work on there… Current Mood: productive

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Fragile and vulnerable: Ben, the morning after the night before…


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Ben was working on his science/geography project one night. The next morning he flies out to Iceland, expecting to meet his cousin and his sister, but is greeted by his cousin with the news that his sister is missing, feared…

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S.A.D.

And so, we seem to be plunged back into winter. It’s cold. It’s grey. It’s wet. It’s horrid, horrid, horrid weather! And it’s not doing anything for my creativity (which is particularly bad) – and hence the recent dearth of…

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So I can read The Other Wind at last!

I finally finished reading Firesong by William Nicholson last night (which is good because I can read the Ursula Le Guin that I’ve been looking forward to getting stuck into), and I have to say that it was good, but…

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Frustrations

Picking up the theme from soulsong‘s post (here), it is interesting and frustrating when you want to write but are actually prevented from doing so. I’m thinking of those times, when you start off with your 8-4:15 day at work,…

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Change of Direction?

Well, I’ve done it. I’ve applied for it. A new job? Who knows really – it’s a bit of a long shot, being in CD production really – but a potentially interesting diversion away from scientific journals… hmmn New Media…

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Change of Direction?

Well, I’ve done it. I’ve applied for it. A new job? Who knows really – it’s a bit of a long shot, being in CD production really – but a potentially interesting diversion away from scientific journals… hmmn New Media…

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More layers of pain and loss…

I had decided that Ben (and his family) have to go through the loss/uncertainty of Helen’s fate in some depth in order to have the reader feel the length of time and emptiness of her disappearance. The trouble is knowing…

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More layers of pain and loss…


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I had decided that Ben (and his family) have to go through the loss/uncertainty of Helen’s fate in some depth in order to have the reader feel the length of time and emptiness of her disappearance. The trouble is knowing…

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Paws and Noses

Just stood in the kitchen and watched Pepper make his way out for a night on the town, and he was funny. He sort of stroked the cat flap with his paw but it wouldn’t go anywhere (it’s a magnetic…

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Back to the visual…


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Inspired by yesterday’s visit to Bath – and partly due to a desire to do justice to the photos I took of that (very) fair town I bought myself a new colour printer which is printing out absolutely stunning prints….

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I’m in love!!

…with Bath! This is a beautiful place. It’s relaxing, it’s nice, and it’s friendly. I want to move here this instant (but I can’t) … one day though, one day. (the royal crescent) (and the royal circus) But to get…

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Taking Shape

(or the house, foil wrapped and clad…) From across the garden, down near to the garage, this is southfacing. You can see the lounge which will be tiled, and the main house which will be thatched… …and here, the main…

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Another page and a half successfully completed…


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I’ll try and make it two pages tonight (those words are really coming now). I phoned my aunt in Iceland tonight – apart from the whole wishing easter happiness to the family, it did have a serious point of checking…

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Strangely, incredibly awake

Despite not putting the light out last night till 1 o’clock this morning, and waking up before my alarm went off at six-thirty I am bursting with joy, happiness and awakefulness. I think it’s partly to do with wth gorgeous…

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