The Little Gem On My Desk

I was given this little gem of a lamp, years ago, by my husband’s aunt, who knew I loved ancient history and archaeology. She was given it by a friend of hers, who apparently found it on a dig in Cheshire in the 1960’s. Apart from it’s cute, delicate, distinct ‘Bee Hive’ style, which seems […]

Salute to Stonehenge

Last night I arrived back in America, and as I usually do, I felt a little sad at leaving England behind. The feeling doesn’t last too long though, I soon switch into ‘America Mode’ and all is well again before my suitcase has made an appearance on the conveyor belt the Philadelphia end. But this […]

Carved Reminders of a Frightening Past

I love writing realistic, believable adventures for young teens (and anyone else interested) that are based around history, where the reader can learn something interesting that they might not have learned at school. The books follow the adventures of four teenagers, whose archaeologist parents work together excavating ancient sites in different parts of the world. […]

Sad reflections on Rittenhouse Square

I found myself in Anthropologie, in center city Philadelphia. The store is on a corner of Rittenhouse Square, the pretty little green, designed by William Penn in the centre of Philadelphia. I was actually going to Barnes and Noble next door, but something enticed me into to the famous clothing store, which was odd, as […]

How a trip to the movies changed everything

At twelve, I already had a strange liking for the desert, subconciously planning an escape to far away lands. Coming from an extremely strict home, where order and neatness was the absolute rule, a life so restricted one couldn’t sit down for fear of spoiling the look of the imaculately puffed up sofa cushions, or […]