[13th April 2016]
When I posted the French version of my homage to my friend Bernard on here, I made a colossal error. I didn't credit Delphine de Lardemelle, my kind and talented French friend, who did the translation for no cost. It is a beautiful and faithful ...[12th April 2016]
Mon ami Bernard est mort. Je ne sais pas quel âge il avait, mais il était trop jeune. Je ne peux pas me rendre à ses obsèques demain car elles ont lieu à 1 600 kilomètres dans un petit village, voisin de celui où nous ...[7th April 2016]
I said months ago that I was hoping to convert A Life Removed, my first book, into an e-book. It has taken all this time, but it's nearly done. I'm very proud of this book, though it sold hardly anything and the print version has ...[6th April 2016]
My friend Bernard has died. I don't know how old he was, but he was too young. I can't get to his funeral tomorrow, as it's 1,000 miles away in a small village, one neighbouring the small village where we met in 2006. I was ...[6th April 2016]
Ironic, isn't it, that I continue to be the Guardian's unofficial periods correspondent, when mine have finished. Except they'll start again soon, as I'm taking micronised progesterone in my HRT, and I will soon bleed again. I'm still having days of debilitating depression, but not ...[7th March 2016]
Another morning, another crappy night of sleep. Every morning, I stink. Every morning for a month now, I have woken up at various points in the night boiling hot and pouring sweat. I use "pouring" deliberately, because I am drenched. Sometimes I wake up freezing ...[17th February 2016]
Fishing is absent, mostly, from Deep Sea/Ninety Percent. It was just too big and too messy. It could take up a whole other book. The same goes for the cruise industry. But I attended a conference a couple of years ago on maritime security where ...