Amazing promo on amazon for the next few weeks – you can get the Kindle version of Surf Mama for only 99P Latest reader review 5.0 out of 5 stars I’m a forty something female surfer (& fine art graduate) & I really enjoyed this book 23 Jan. 2015 By Freckleville Format:Paperback I’m a forty something female surfer (& fine art graduate) & I really enjoyed this book. It starts in the Kingdom of Kerry (last time I surfed […]
Great offer on Surf Mama from Stanfords Maps– buy one get one half price on their bestselling fiction and travel book. So you can pick it up with a copy along with Donna Tartt, Bill Bryson, Patrick Leigh Fermor, Paul Theroux….. Cheers!
Surf Mama et ses Déesses. Exhibition at Jazz the Glass in Biarritz, opens 6th December The paintings in the show tell stories of women, real and imaginary. Stories of surfer women, flamenco dancers, of women transformed into goddesses, and goddesses transformed into women. My inspiration comes from travels, experiences, and dreams. Paintings may be inspired by fairy stories set in dark forests, iconic women like the adventuress Lola Montes, Mayan Madonnas in a church in Mexico where I spent Christmas […]
I’ve always loved Stanfords Maps, I used to hang out there when I was an art student at St. Martins just round the corner, flicking through guide books and maps, taking a virtual world tour in my lunch break long before the internet existed. Then I met Mo Tomaney and we progressed to actually buying the maps and setting off hitch-hiking round europe. The maps would come back like carnets de voyages crumpled and torn, with wine stains and messages on the […]
Riding the wave of a mid-life crisis….. Once upon a time, in a fifty-something crisis, I set myself the task of learning to ride a motorcycle : a big sexy Harley Davidson. Among my group of L-plated wannabe bikers was a woman just a bit younger than me, who told me she was doing it because she was ‘tired of riding pillion and looking at the back of hubby’s helmet’. She had the guts to pass her test (sadly, I didn’t) […]
It had been a long time since I did any performance art…. I was organising my book tour, and had already decided that I wasn’t really a stand up and read aloud kind of author and planned events on beaches and riverbanks, in Irish bars and East London drinking clubs. How could I possibly resist an invitation to enter Andrew Logan’s Alternative Miss World at Shakespeare’s Globe???? It wasn’t really part of my book tour, it was more like joining […]
Really nice ’20 minute book review’ in The Connexion. Just a little disclaimer – I was only referring to my own ‘dowdy 70s layered haircut ‘- no-one else has one, except perhaps the sheep . Need to make that clear or I may never drink Guinness in Dingle again! It had never occurred to me that wetsuit manufacturers do not offer a maternity range but Wilma Johnson noticed it as she was summing up the good (three children) and the bad (a […]