Wednesday, 27 October 2021

Going Wild on Wednesday week 8

Photo and poster by Pauline Barclay

Yes we are still Going Wild on Wednesday!  And once again Stephen Taylor shares more of his amazing wildlife photographs (all photos have copy rights to Stephen).




















Wow! What another fabulous collection of photos and, of course, Stephen will be back again next Wednesday for more, Going Wild!

If you missed previous weeks, click on the week no. to see more fabulous photos from Stephen.

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

Week 6

Week 7

As always, thank you for calling by PBHQ. I'm bust working on book 2 in my Gardner and Chattaway cosy mystery series and popping out to snap a few more pics to share on Instagram and of course keeping up with running Chill Awards for Independent authors. Until next time, I hope the sun is shining on your face and in your heart.

Pauline x






Saturday, 23 October 2021

The Hatch by Charlie Cains - 12 years old

 


The short story below was written by a twelve-year-old. It is short, but hauntingly beautiful.

 

THE HATCH

Pale, palpitating hands fiddle with an oxidised latch.  A rippling, ringing heartbeat, shivering hands, waves of chilling paranoia engulf the traveller.  Luminescent moonlight gleams with a cloak of darkness encroaching.  The faint hum of the rotting hatch beckons the frail beast.

A click rings through the deathly muted atmosphere.  It's as if it were controlled by psychokinesis, it shuts on his hand.  Agony.  He kicks it open and retrieves his bloodied hand.   With a final burst of courage and confidence, he leaps to the hatch.  A cold hand grabs him.


Written by Charlie Cains (aged 12)

Blenheim High School, Epsom

Charlie received a Certificate of Merit 2021 for an original piece of creative writing that was selected for publication in a Young Writers' Anthology.




Wednesday, 20 October 2021

Going Wild on Wednesday week 7

Photo and poster by Pauline Barclay

Yes we are still Going Wild on Wednesday!  And once again Stephen Taylor shares more of his amazing wildlife photographs (all photos have copy rights to Stephen).














Wow! What another fabulous collection of photos and, of course, Stephen will be back again next Wednesday for more, Going Wild!

If you missed previous weeks, click on the week no. to see more fabulous photos from Stephen.

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

Week 6

As always, thank you for calling by PBHQ. I'm bust working on book 2 in my Gardner and Chattaway cosy mystery series and popping out to snap a few more pics to share on Instagram. Until next time, I hope the sun is shining on your face and in your heart.

Pauline x






Wednesday, 13 October 2021

Going Wild on Wednesday

Photo and poster by Pauline Barclay

Going Wild on Wednesday!  And once again Stephen Taylor shares more of his amazing wildlife photographs (all photos have copy rights to Stephen).


















What another  fabulous collection of photos and, of course, Stephen will be back again next Wednesday for more, Going Wild!

If you missed previous weeks, click on the week no. to see more fabulous photos from Stephen.

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

As always, thank you for calling by PBHQ. I'm bust working on book 2 in my Gardner and Chattaway cosy mystery series and popping out to snap a few more pics to share on Instagram. Until next time, I hope the sun is shining on your face and in your heart.

Pauline x






Wednesday, 6 October 2021

Going Wild on Wedneaday

Photo and poster by Pauline Barclay

Going Wild on Wednesday!  Stephen Taylor shares more of his amazing wildlife photographs (all photos have copy rights to Stephen).














What another  fabulous collection of photos and, of course, Stephen will be back again next Wednesday for more, Going Wild!

If you missed previous weeks, click on the week no. to see more fabulous photos from Stephen.

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

As always, thank you for calling by PBHQ. I'd better get on with writing book 2 in my Gardner and Chattaway cosy mystery series and popping out to snap a few more pics to share on Instagram. Until next time, I hope the sun is shining on your face and in your heart.

Pauline x






Friday, 1 October 2021

Serendipity what Readers are Saying...

 


What readers are saying about my new cosy mystery, Serendipity.

 You can guarantee that a Pauline Barclay will be an enjoyable read, and her first foray into the world of the 'cosy mystery' is no exception. Delightful characters, an intriguing plot and a more than satisfactory ending.

  

I cannot recommend this book enough if you are looking to a bit of escapism. Its a light thoroughly enjoyable easy to read. I'm definitely looking to get more books from this author.

 


Typical Pauline Barclay writing, meaning it is an amazing book. I have read all of her books, and each one outshines the last. The interaction between the characters seems so true-to-life, and the plot is gripping. Thank you, Pauline, for another fabulous book!!

 


Serendipity is a novel that gently extricates the reader from the pandemic's clutches. It spurs your brain into low-level action as you try to outwit the PIs and solve the mysteries before they do. It reminds you that there is still beauty in nature, still loyalty and admiration among friends and from pets. There is still artistry and dance. Above all, it speaks to us about the power of young love. A gentle read for troubled times.

 

All in all, a lovely fireside read, or summer day on the beach book.

Thank you to the author for all her hard work in creating this book.


 A great read, fabulous characters, she really draws you into the story and I couldn’t wait to find out what had happened, as the story unfolded. Bravo Pauline, you have done it again.

 


Serendipity is available in paperback and Kindle

Amazon co uk Kindle

Amazon for paperback

Wednesday, 29 September 2021

Going Wild on Wednesday

Photo and poster by Pauline Barclay

Going Wild on Wednesday!  Stephen Taylor shares more of his amazing photographs (all photos have copy rights to Stephen).













What another  fabulous collection of photos and, of course, Stephen will be back again next Wednesday for more, Going Wild!

If you missed previous weeks, click on the week no.

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

As always, thank you for calling by PBHQ. I'd better get on with writing book 2 in my Gardner and Chattaway cosy mystery series and popping out to snap a few more pics to share on Instagram. Until next time, I hope the sun is shining on your face and in your heart.

Pauline x






Tuesday, 28 September 2021

Running...


 They do say running is good for your mental health, I don’t know about others, but it does help me. I feel able to see things a little better and often find answers. Of course, it isn’t a miracle cure, but it really does help with anxiety, and most of us are / have suffered from this over the last 18 months.

To keep motivated, I have signed up for a number of the wonderful solo challenges organized by the Great North Run team #GNRSOLO Great Run My most recent challenge was to run 25 runs in 56 days (I completed 25 in 49 days) finishing with 109 kms. Today, I received my wonderful medal which I am very proud of.

 It doesn’t matter what age you are, running is possible (I am the wrong side of 65!) and have been running for about 8 years. The key is to run at YOUR pace not at what others do or say you should. I am not the fastest runner these days, but there is something exhilarating about coming home from a run, no matter how slow or how few KMs that run was.

 As always, thank you for stopping by. I hope the sun is shining on your face and in your heart.

 

Pauline x

Wednesday, 22 September 2021

Going Wild on Wedneday

Photo and poster by Pauline Barclay

Going Wild on Wednesday!  Stephen Taylor shares more of his amazing photographs (all photos have copy rights to Stephen).














What another  fabulous collection of photos and, of course, Stephen will be back again next Wednesday for more, Going Wild!

If you missed previous weeks, click on the week no.

Week 1

Week 2

As always, thank you for calling by PBHQ. I'd better get on with writing book 2 in my Gardner and Chattaway cosy mystery series and popping out to snap a few more pics to share on Instagram. Until next time, I hope the sun is shining on your face and in your heart.

Pauline x