I have been writing for 39 years starting out with poetry then moved on to song lyrics and music/band reviews,I now write mostly historical related books and I have written and self published 15 books to date.
The lesser known castles of Wakefield
Wakefield in West Yorkshire is known by the majority of people to have had two castles, one on Lowe Hill, commonly known as Cannonball Hill in Clarence park and of course the very well-known Sandal castle which is famous for being the site of the battle of Wakefield in 1460 and close to the site Richard Duke of York was brutally cut down and killed.
Love, Death & an American Guitar.
The morning sunlight glistened off the window and two wild staring eyes lapped up the beauty of the 1967 Fender Telecaster guitar through the large pane of glass. The instrument had been hung in the window of Swan's music shop for several weeks now. Saul had been saving up every spare penny to buy the instrument.
The Black Castle
As a large city, Bradford in West Yorkshire was one of the leading contenders of the woollen trade and later industrial revolution, a mix of Georgian, Victorian and modern architecture fills every street of the metropolis in the heart of Yorkshire.
Don't Give Up!
Music is an integral part of life, without it the world would be a mere echo of sadness which stands upon the shoulders of those who remember the sweet melodies that once calmed their souls, without the musicians who make the music we lose something as important as life itself, how many times has a song lifted your spirits, made you cry or feel something, anything at all?
Bicycles, Love them or hate them they are a popular form of transport for many people across all Continents. In the UK however there appears to be an ongoing silent war between Motorists and Cyclists of all ages, just a quick search on YouTube reveals a plethora of videos featuring road rage, near misses or stupidity in general between both these groups.
Unity & Love
I have kept silent throughout all the Covid 19 epidemic, and I kept silent throughout the current Black Lives Matter movement, not because I don't support, agree or disagree with it but because I felt that the opinion of a late 40s white male was probably not needed.
How to Restring a guitar
I never actually thought people wouldn't know how to restring a guitar, for me it was pretty obvious from day one how the strings went on an electric, an acoustic. I did have to be shown when it came to a classical guitar. It came to my attention recently that not everyone is as perceptive as I am, and I also had the added advantage of being interested in guitars long before I started learning to play one.