I don’t want to play down the seriousness and complexity of terrorism and the impact it can have on our lives and our feeling of security. But even so, I am amazed and feel worried to see how a gradual change in response seems to go almost unnoticed.
Now that the writing is over, there is a new challenge ahead of me: getting Samir’s story discovered by its readers.
Getting an ISBN for my first novel made me realise that It’s Serious Business Now. While writing is mainly a solitary process, at the end of the day, the aim is to share the result with others. And now, almost a year later, the time has come and a new challenge lies ahead of me.
Sometimes the best nights you can have while travelling are those that are completely unplanned, and even at an event you would never normally choose to attend.
Travel slowly through Scotland and spoil all your senses along the Speyside Way.
The Scottish island of Bute has a lot more to offer than a flashback to the days when it was a popular holiday destination ‘doon the watter’ for Glaswegians.
Should we really try and do all that is possible at all cost? Or can less also be enough?
Sometimes you only realise the meaning or importance of something just before you lose it. Just before it ends.
It is possible to have your cake and eat. Or, for me, my beer and drink it.
Phuket could be anywhere, anywhere but the place to be alone.