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The Church of St. Michael and All Angels, Berwick Village, East Suffolk.
Post Date: April 24, 2022

Not far from Charleston Farmhouse, increasingly narrow lanes lead to Berwick Village and the 12th Century Church of St. Michael and All Angels. Inside are murals painted during the Second World War by Bloomsbury artists Duncan Grant, Vanessa Bell, and her son, Quentin. Before negotiating the twists, turns, and gigantic potholes of the narrow country[…]




Charleston Farmhouse, East Sussex
Post Date: April 24, 2022




Alfriston, East Sussex, UK
Post Date: April 23, 2022

The medieval village of Alfriston, close to the historic town of Lewes, lies in the valley of the River Cuckmere. It is well worth a visit – lots to see, great places to eat, and the local people are extremely friendly and helpful. It’s like stepping back in time.




‘The Star,’ Alfriston, East Sussex.
Post Date: April 23, 2022

In March 2022, Joe and I escaped the ravages of the Canadian winter for the milder climes of the UK. Whilst there, we headed to the medieval village of Alfriston, which lies in the valley of the River Cuckmere. Of historical importance in the village is ‘The Star Inn,’ which was our home-away-from home for[…]




The Weak Against the Strong
Post Date: October 26, 2021

My book is now available in Indie Ontario, a curated collection of books from local indie authors available to readers in Ontario on the BiblioBoard Library mobile and web platform. This is through the Indie Author Project, a publishing community including public libraries, authors, curators and readers, to connect library patrons with the best independently[…]




Josie Mounsey publishes her First Novel
Post Date: August 18, 2021

In the midst of the shadowy world of government corruption and the sex trade in the late twentieth-century USSR, Mitch Galichin risks his life and puts his family in jeopardy in order to expose a human trafficking ring. In this riveting, suspenseful drama, the conflicts of family loyalties and social conscience play out against the[…]




In the Land of the Gazelle – December 2017
Post Date: February 3, 2018

Abu Dhabi. The name conjures images of horsemen charging across the desert … camel trains loping toward an oasis shimmering on the horizon. No more, for Abu Dhabi (named after a species of gazelle once common in the Arabian region), ruled by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, is now a buzzing modern metropolis[…]




Savoring Montreal
Post Date: September 19, 2017

It is mid-September, and summer has finally arrived in Canada! Temperatures soar to 27C, the heat forecast to continue for days. Time to make the most of the weather and explore this amazing island city in the year of its 375th Anniversary. From late morning until the early hours, the narrow streets are thronged with visitors and[…]




Half-Century x Two!
Post Date: August 9, 2017

On a July morning, we came together in the ancient village of Corfe Castle, Dorset, to celebrate the 50th birthdays of my niece, Alison, and her husband, Brian. Built by William the Conqueror, the castle from which the village takes its name, towers over the Purbeck Hills between Wareham and Swanage.     Pictured left: The ruins[…]




In the land of artists
Post Date: July 7, 2017

As I look out over the island beach in St. Ives, Cornwall, my thoughts go back to those idyllic childhood summers which seemed to stretch into eternity as my two sisters and I ran around on the sand, splashing in and out of the water. My parents’ summers weren’t so carefree. After making tea and cooking breakfast on the primus[…]




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