Tomcat Tompkins – Chapter 3

Tomcat opened the car door, leapt out, and did 50 press-ups on the pavement, just to get the stiffness out of his back and neck. Having completed these, he jumped over the garden gate and slammed his large hand against the black-painted front door of the house a few times. The birds stopped singing andContinue reading “Tomcat Tompkins – Chapter 3”

Places not on Google Maps – Islands 3

February 24th Island This island, a hundred miles from Guam, was named in honour of the birthday of the Holy Roman Emperor, Charles V who sponsored Ferdinand Magellan on his epic journey around the world between 1519 and 1522. Of course, Magellan didn’t make it all the way around the world as he was killedContinue reading “Places not on Google Maps – Islands 3”

Black Hill Hotel – Excerpt 3

“Can you shine your torch over there?” said Knowles after Adelaide Hills had finished her bandaging. Adelaide shone her torch in the direction he was pointing in – the hotel was about three hundred yards away. “I was inspecting a hut in the trees over there when I was hit,” said Knowles, “and that’s aboutContinue reading “Black Hill Hotel – Excerpt 3”

Black Hill Hotel – Excerpt 2

“Actually,” said Knowles from the ground, “that nice Inspector Knowles is already here, in fact that nice Inspector Knowles is the body on this occasion. Thank you, Bingo, what a lovely dog you are. Now, Adelaide, tell me where are we?” “We are on the Black Hill near Frisby Magna,” replied Adelaide. “And you haveContinue reading “Black Hill Hotel – Excerpt 2”

Tomcat Tompkins – Chapter 2

Tomcat awoke with the sun streaming through the red, white, and blue chintz curtains – it was just after noon, quite early for him during the week. He looked around the blue-painted room and located his red dressing gown and light-blue slippers, which were under the white 19th-Century chaise-longue, for some reason Tomcat had forgotten.Continue reading “Tomcat Tompkins – Chapter 2”

Places not on Google Maps – Islands 2

The North Sandwich Islands When Captain James Cook sailed around the world, he must have been feeling extremely hungry. This can be the only explanation for the number of places he named after the humble sandwich. In no particular order, they are as follows: Sandwich Islands was the name given to Hawaii. South Sandwich Islands,Continue reading “Places not on Google Maps – Islands 2”

Black Hill Hotel – Excerpt 1

The next thing Knowles knew was that hot air was being blown into his ear and something warm and sticky was caressing his face. The back of his head hurt like hell and he could feel some matted blood at the base of his neck. He opened an eye and saw a dog standing overContinue reading “Black Hill Hotel – Excerpt 1”

Tomcat Tompkins – Chapter 1

I have written a novel about a Bulldog Drummond type character, but set it in the modern day of Brexit and right-wing racism. I am not sure if it will work, perhaps you could let me know? “Oh pish, fish, wish, bish, gish, lish, mish, and tish,” said Tomcat Tompkins, “I seem to have slammedContinue reading “Tomcat Tompkins – Chapter 1”

Sports the Olympics Forgot – Boats on Wheels – Pt 3

Sometimes a very fit Viking can cause problems in the qualifying races. In 1983 Gerhard Hingsen and his brother Sven from Hannover caught all the boats in the third race of the 21-30 canoe class qualifying and took great pleasure in hitting all the contestants. These people complained that the Vikings in other races hadn’tContinue reading “Sports the Olympics Forgot – Boats on Wheels – Pt 3”

Sports the Olympics Forgot – Boats on Wheels – Pt 2

The first round in each of the age ranges is split into four separate races and the idea in this first round is not to be caught by the Vikings. The starter, dressed as Neptune, fires a Very Light into the sky and the racers start to paddle away from the starting line. 5 minutesContinue reading “Sports the Olympics Forgot – Boats on Wheels – Pt 2”