Take a journey, experience an adventure but travel nowhere

With current threats to health due to a new virus sweeping the globe and the concern for climate change trending, many people are not taking the risk or finding the need to travel… but there has always been a mindful way to travel and that is, of course, through the right book.
As much as we love to be destined for a new culture, warmer weather, sunnier climes, snowier conditions, iconic landmarks, hidden treasures, galleries of masterpieces and unexpected treks… and rarely does the Brit not get his holiday … but sometimes an adventure can be just at our fingertips… (again) that’s finding the right book… before we can once more think about journeying away from our island to seek what others possess and maybe then pack a book as well.

Let me recommend my latest 2020 novel, ‘A Certain Time Of Life’ set in the U.K. and Florence, it also includes a short story and 4 unpublished poems.
So now you can go somewhere without going anywhere; feel richer, feel inspired, remind yourself of the printed page, find a pathway through the mind and try something new like you would abroad…


A Certain Time Of Life’ by Kate Barnwell
ISBN 978-0-9935817-3-1
http://www.katebarnwell.com

Novel ideas

Plain sailing

How about this wonderfully picturesque, cartoon-style map! The great, wide piece of water in middle is the The English Channel (the French call it La Manche) separating two independent and staunchly proud countries, Great Britain (we have Great in the title) and France.
It’s across this dividing line of water that King William of Normandy sailed in 1066, claimed victory over King Harold and planted his castle in HASTINGS and his mark forever.

The distance is around 25 miles and on extremely clear days, standing on the cliffs, you can see the outline of our dear cousins on The Northern tip of France.  

How times have changed, now we are all friends, we even have a connecting ‘Eurostar’ tunnel, for those who don’t fancy a sailing trip. We have our spats and quarrels occasionally, but this is natural). We are happy to break bread and share wine with each other, (provided we agree on whose wine and whose bread)… ‘Ah c’est la vie!’

  

Travelling about

Kate has spent  January and February 2014 promoting and publicising her book and CD in Los Angeles and Ventura, central California.

This has been a very exciting, whirlwind tour which has taken in the great enthusiasm, optimism and strength of Americans and their boundless energy and belief in people’s abilities and possibilities.

It has been great to meet such a variety of people from the Ventura Film and Music Festivals to the Musical Soiree group in Malibu.

“A really successful Californian trip!”