Hardgrist and Jenny were clearly unsure. The one thing the three could agree on was that apart from the passage in the manuscript, they had no idea what to do and where to go. Their friends had disappeared, they were alone in a strange land, they needed to find a stone called the Star Ruby and return it to the Watchers to help save Peter. In the past they had followed Peter’s directions and more recently Ravenscort and Nightjar had taken the leadership role between them. Now there was just the three of them. Byron had been killed so he couldn’t help and they knew they would have to rise to the challenge and make a decision. All three had grown during the time they had known Peter Calender. Their lives had changed unalterably, they had seen death of friends and comrades, but faced up to the challenges. Their friends needed them to act.
Whilst still living in Lawrence Avenue my mother was pregnant with my younger brother and as this was the third it was to be a home birth. In those days, … Continue reading ‘Cup of Tea Tales’ – Adventures in Lawrence Avenue, Leeds.
As promised, here is the link for Part 5 of the audiobook version of Hell Fire. All is not as Runion had hoped on the Isle of Meld. He had … Continue reading Arrival – Hell Fire Part 5 Audiobook
At dawn the next morning the River Runner was anchored off a small cove. Steep cliffs surrounded the bay and a smile of white sand welcomed the launch as Aveley and Runion rowed towards the shore. There were only gulls to herald their arrival, or at least that was what the pair hoped. The air was cool and they could see low cloud hanging along the cliff line. The surf broke gently onto the beach and the tide assisted in their passage to the shore. Behind, the safety of the boat called back to them and uncertainty beckoned them on to the isle.
My family moved from Lawrence Avenue to Gipton Wood Crescent at a time when my brothers and I had reached an age where playing out was what you did. When … Continue reading ‘Cup of Tea Tales’ – Playing in the Little Wood and Gipton Wood. Wild childhood antics.
When we finally did arrive at Scarborough, Bridlington or Filey, the ritual was the same. We would find somewhere to park the car and then walk towards the beach. Depending on the weather, we would buy maybe a plastic rain mac, bucket and spade, plastic sandals and maybe some paper flags for the sandcastles. We would then head down to the beach, whether it was raining or not.
The link below will access Part 3 of the fantasy audiobook Hell Fire. The next part will be added each week. This is an original novel and is part of … Continue reading Hell Fire – Part 3
I am approaching the end of my memories of Harehills C. P. School, but there are still some that you might have shared. One of these is the art and … Continue reading ‘Cup of Tea Tales’ – Craft, Art and Country Dancing at Harehills C. P. School
I was trying to remember if we had school excursions at Harehills C.P. and at first I recalled the trip to York and later I recalled Fountain’s Abbey. My York memories … Continue reading ‘Cup of Tea Tales’ – School Excursions and Short Back and Sides – Harehills C.P. School adventures.
As I have said before, I loved Harehills C.P. School, and I think it was my experience there that set me on the road to becoming a teacher and spending … Continue reading ‘Cup Of Tea Tales’ – ‘Tryers’ Badges’, Six of the Best, Recorders, Choir and the Eleven Plus. – Harehills C.P. School
This is Part 1 of the new novel Hell Fire. Hell Fire is a fantasy novel for adults and is part of The Moondial Series, but can be listened to … Continue reading Hell Fire – Audiobook Part 1
Having two brothers and no sisters limits my memories of growing up in Leeds in the 1950s-60s an so I apologise for the one sided view. However, we did play … Continue reading ‘Cup of Tea Tales’ – Being a boy!