Writing, Writers and yet more Tinker Tailor Musings…

This week has been quite a productive one, on the whole. Term is now in full swing, and work has been settling into manageable patterns, for the most part. I’ve also had a night out with the South West chapter of the Romantic Novelists’ Association, which is always fun, inspiring and a real boost to […]

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier…vids.

It’s no secret that I’ve loved fanvids, both watching and making them, for a long time, so it’s inevitable that when a film or TV show catches my eye, I end up googling fanvids for it. In the case of TTSS, I’m so glad I did, as the sheer beauty and quality of what I found has […]

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy…again.

The more I obsess think about this film, the more I am tempted to get all fannish about it. I haven’t made a proper fanvid in ages (probably since I started writing the novel), but this film wouldn’t leave me alone, and now I’ve started to read the book, I find myself thinking even more […]

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. And how Mark Strong broke me…

**WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR THE 2011 FILM, TINKER, TAILER, SOLDIER, SPY.** Child free and with a bottle of French fizz open, the Husband and I decided to give TTSS a go on Thursday evening. Having no interruptions in the form of small people was definitely a benefit; the French fizz not so much, as you  need […]

The rise of the ‘Alpha Wave’; is Mr Darcy coming back?

I had an interesting conversation with a friend this week about men. More specifically, fictional men, and what we really want in a made up male character. Now, those of you who are regular readers of this blog will know that I have a bit of a fascination for romantic heroes, but this conversation got […]

Feeling the love for Valentine’s Day…

I’m a bit of a sucker for list shows, so I thought I’d share my top ten romantic moments, that probably inspired me to be a writer of romantic fiction. In no particular order, here are my top ten kisses and heart stopping ‘pashes’. 1. Sir Guy of Gisborne and Marian of Knighton’s infamous doorway […]