Author Archives: hcannam

Remember, remember…

Memories are getting shorter, I guess. Halloween has taken over our British celebration of Bonfire Night, the one I remember from childhood, when after dark on November 5 we lit bonfires in our back gardens (I can still smell and … Continue reading

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Children in Read

After nearly 15 years I’ve at last got that novel finished. Lockdown’s been tough for many people, and it’s hard not to go out and about as you please, not to see family and friends except on a screen, not … Continue reading

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The Big One?

 ‘This is the big one,’ said my husband. ‘You wait and see!’  We were enjoying a long weekend in London, for a family celebration. We went to Art exhibitions and Kew Gardens and had joyous meals in a variety of … Continue reading

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Changing climate?

‘Blackberry week’ this year begins on October 28—that’s the starting date of the schools’ half term holiday in our part of north east England. I guess when it was first given that name it was because it roughly coincided with … Continue reading

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Powerful Words

There’s so much anger and hate around at the moment that five minutes on line can leave you feeling limp with despair. All those fierce words, the complete lack of any understanding between people holding differing views, even sometimes on … Continue reading

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Back to Basics?

Anyone remember these little bits of plastic? I found this in a box in my study the other day, when I was hunting for a missing phone cable (why are all cables not standardized, to save all this hassle?). The … Continue reading

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Holiday reading?

If you’ve not yet read ‘Family Business’ or its sequel ‘Queen of the Road’, they’re currently available in the Kindle store for a mere 99p each!    

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Writer’s holiday?

A busman’s holiday is one that involves doing the same thing that you do at work. Maybe writers are a bit like busmen—however hard they try they can never really leave that essential part of themselves behind. We’d had a … Continue reading

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More than a pause…

Things don’t always go according to plan. There must be a good many people who’ve thought that over the past year—David Cameron and Theresa May among them. But it’s not just out in the wide world that life can scatter … Continue reading

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A Departure

I don’t usually do very personal pieces on my blog. But just this once, I’m going to do so. My Mum died two weeks ago, in her 101st year. Until November she’d been living independently at home, without carers, apart … Continue reading

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