Yummy, Yummy, Yummy

1910 Fruitgum Company

I’ve been wanting to have a post title like this for a very long time, but had in my mind it would have something to do with food. But alas it hasn’t. I was watching French television last night and during a commercial break my ears twitched as an advertisement started playing – ‘Yummy, yummy, yummy, I’ve got love in my tummy!’ Although not at all interested in the food product that was being advertised, I was interested in the music. The 1910 Fruitgum Company were a pop group in the late sixties that started what became known as bubblegum music. I can’t think how long it has been since

Real Football For Real Men


I must admit that since moving to Switzerland I have missed one thing. Football. Now I’m not talking about the round ball type of football that is so beautifully described as a gentleman’s game played by thugs. Nor am I talking about rugby, which is the opposite. A thug’s game played by gentlemen. Nor am I talking about American football. The crash helmets still baffle me. Sorry. The code of football that I have been missing is Australian Rules Football; sometimes called ‘no rules’ football or simply AFL. (Australian Football League) The one important difference between AFL and every other code of football is that there is no offside rule whatsoever. So a player has

Bringing Books To Life

In an endeavour to bring my books to life, I have been experimenting with various forms of book trailers. Although time consuming to put together, I find I am enjoying the challenge of learning yet another skill an author needs these days. How long ago was it that writers just wrote? Well anyway, onward and upward in the new world of electronic book distribution. Just a thought though. I wonder how long it will be before video book trailers are attached to ebooks? Well, here’s my latest attempt at turning words into pictures. Dead Men is available from Amazon.

A Man For All Wars

I seem to have become addicted to videos lately. Well, rest assured, they take so long to create, I think I have reached my limit and will happily return to pen pushing now. In the meantime however, take a sip of your coffee, relax and have a little taste of Louis. A rather remarkable gentleman.