Not your conventional romance

Not your conventional romance

On Valentine’s Day 1989 the new love of my life and I exchanged suspiciously similar-looking envelopes – and found we had indeed bought the same card. Mine in Birmingham. Hers in Walthamstow. It showed a princess encountering – and being kissed by...
Not your conventional romance (2)

Not your conventional romance (2)

On the day of our engagement, picture two people dressed in posh 15th-century clothes wandering the streets of Orford. Night is falling. We have nowhere to sleep. Unless, of course, we fancy putting up a tent in the dark… (And if you don’t know how we got...
Not your conventional romance (3)

Not your conventional romance (3)

Picture it if you can… It’s the week before our wedding. I’ve been burning the candle at all three ends (metaphysically speaking) to finish my first solo novel – a dark fantasy farrago called The Dragon in the Stone. (Not read the story so far?...
Mill House Media meets Carmen

Mill House Media meets Carmen

Just occasionally I like to sing my 60-second presentation at one of my regular breakfast networking meetings. This week I took a minute to text Aled Jones on the Classic FM Breakfast Show to tell him what I was up to – and he was kind enough to broadcast a...
Why I will never want to ‘leave Europe’

Why I will never want to ‘leave Europe’

If you’re seriously annoyed by the very idea of someone saying ‘I’m a Remainer – I don’t want to leave Europe’ – then please read on. There’s something you need to understand before you let your gut reaction kick in. I was born in 1952, in London. My...