Tag Archives: Rhodes

Greece Provides the Inspiration Yet Again

We arrived back from the beautiful Greek island of Rhodes in the early hours of Sunday morning, after a wonderfully relaxing (lazy) and productive holiday. It’s the first two-week vacation we’ve had since we visited Sri Lanka in 2015, and … Continue reading

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Building Up to the Edinburgh Book Festival

The Colin Galbraith Podcast is launched with episode 1: Building Up to the Edinburgh Book Festival. Continue reading

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Revving Up The Writing Engine

Image: F1 Rewind Okay, so I’m back in the saddle and things are in a low gear, but I’m building up revs. It takes a fair amount of will power to get back into the swing of things properly after … Continue reading

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Back From Rhodes and Ready to Rock

Image: Faliraki-Info.com Hello everyone and welcome back to Freedom from the Mundane! I’ve been gone for over three weeks, quite a long time in the blogging world but then again, needs must. I’ve been away on holiday, recharging my batteries … Continue reading

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Poems and Planning

Image: Natalie Roberts The strained headache I had all day wasn’t conducive to work but I fought through it. There was much head rubbing and the occasional pill dropped to get there, and in the end I made some good … Continue reading

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Writing: Like Shitting a Brick Sideways

Image: Middlesextimber.co.uk Slow Weekend I took most of the weekend to myself. I took my time, relaxed, let my substantially depleted hair down, and got through some choice work in the progress. It wasn’t without its pain, as you will … Continue reading

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Free Ebooks on Twitter

Image: MadrasGeek.com I’m fast approaching my 1000th Twitter follower, and as a show of thanks, not to mention a heightened sense that there’s a marketing opportunity somewhere in here, I’m giving away all my published books as e-books to whoever … Continue reading

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All About The New Novel

Still waiting. Fiona has been in and out of hospital but nothing has happened; no contractions, no labour, no sign of the baby. My sister’s husband, Nolon, has been relaying all the latest information to my mother, who is acting … Continue reading

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Back Home Again

A maroon double-decker, number 12 bus to South Gyle passes by Leith Links leaving cloudy sprays of water in its wake. It’s been raining all night and the sky is overcast making it feel muggy and close. Staring out the … Continue reading

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Slick – A Full Novel

While it’s likely I’ll be present at the day job next Tuesday, today represents my last full day of work in this hole for 3 weeks and 1 day. Tomorrow I leave for my annual trip to Blackpool with my … Continue reading

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