Monday, 19 November 2012

Clever parakeet!

The new invaders around here are ring-necked parakeets, which are highly intelligent. They're self-confident birds, but they do realise that they're no match for a squirrel, which is a lot heavier. There's one way to keep the squirrel at the foot of the bird-table though, and make sure it doesn't climb up and turf you off. Feed it! This parakeet spent twenty minutes dropping seed onto the ground, then cocking its head on one side to check that the squirrel was too busy eating it to consider shinning up the metal pole. In this way, the bird managed an uninterrupted breakfast...

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Kindle version of The Divide

There is now a Kindle version of The Divide, with new illustrations and a new cover done by me. The other books will follow.
Link to Amazon site

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

New Book

I have a new book for adults out today, called Beware of Men with Moustaches.

It's only available as a download, either to a Kindle, an iPad or a computer.

Link to Amazon UK page

Monday, 27 August 2012

This kind of took me surprise, as I didn't know about it. But it's a really good effort by the film students at Pittsburgh.

Saturday, 25 August 2012

Dear Pewtermane,
A sinistrom seems to have crossed the divide into my world and he wants candles. Should I tell him where to get them?

Random Person

Dear Random Person,

Do you know where to get them? Betony couldn't find any. She tried a chemist, because that's where humans get their potions, but they didn't have any. They kept offering her drops for her ears. This question is a real poser. Either your sinistrom wants the candles to do some rather nasty magic with them, or else he needs them to get back home. Who knows what the answer to that is? I don't. And what an interesting name you have; I rather like it.

All the best, Pewtermane

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Mr. Yaffle

The old English name for a green woodpecker is yaffle, which is rather nice. This one thinks he owns my garden, and laughs loudly whenever I go out there. He's very handsome, mind you!

Sunday, 15 January 2012

So it's 2012 now...

I haven't done much online since the summer, as I went to Madagascar and fell ill. I'm back to normal now, and went for a nice winter walk this morning, when I saw this fox having a kip on a riverbank.