The Girl from a Thousand Fathoms, Chapter 17 – A Spell Against Bez

Chapter 17 – A Spell Against Bez Asklepios was a fast learner. Fascinated by the shower and the toilet, even the glass in the windows, he clapped his hands with delight as Tim demonstrated the light switch, the kettle and … Continue reading

The Girl from a Thousand Fathoms, Chapter 16 – Just an Accident

Chapter 16 – Just an Accident There were two types of people – those who belonged in pet shops, and those who didn’t. Gabby looked at the pair of beautiful women walking towards her past the dog leads and bird … Continue reading

The Girl from a Thousand Fathoms, Chapter 14 – Children

Chapter 14 – Children At the edge of a field in southern England two men of similar height and build stood chest-deep in a crop of white-flowered oil-seed rape. One was the slender fair-haired Finn called Markus Koponen. Koponen wore … Continue reading

The Girl from a Thousand Fathoms, Chapter 13 – Toast

Chapter 13 – Toast At first Tim did not want to touch Asklepios. For one thing, it wasn’t every day that you woke up and found someone from your dreams unconscious on the floor. For another it was pretty obvious … Continue reading

The Girl from a Thousand Fathoms, Chapter 12 – Interesting

Chapter 12 – Interesting Persistent Smith stood across the road from the home of Clive Barnett, treasurer and founder member of the Brighton and Hove branch of the Chrysler Owners Club. He had an appointment, he was three and a … Continue reading

The Girl from a Thousand Fathoms, Chapter 11 – The Djinn Eritstim

Chapter 11 – The Djinn Eritstim Tim raked the sand in the chicken run and gathered old grain, husks, droppings, feathers, straw and other detritus into a pile beside the door. Clustered in the opposite corner his three chickens huddled … Continue reading

The Girl from a Thousand Fathoms, Chapter 10 – The Hand

Chapter 10 – The Hand Still wearing his blue fleece, Persistent Smith sprawled across the apple-green candlewick cover of his bed with a copy of the new railway timetable. It had been a long detour from the Bat and Ball … Continue reading

Tesla Powerwall2 – The first few days

I’ve had a Solar PV array on the roof since around 2010. Earlier this month I had a Tesla Powerwall2 battery fitted. This is a 14kW battery that saves excess solar generation to run the house later in the day. … Continue reading

The Girl from a Thousand Fathoms, Chapter 9 – Illegal in Paraguay

Chapter 9 – Illegal in Paraguay ‘So, what sort of things don’t cats like?’ Foxy asked as they walked to the pet shop. ‘They don’t like being stared at.’ ‘I can’t look at them all.’ ‘Lion droppings are good.’ ‘Aren’t … Continue reading

The Girl from a Thousand Fathoms, Chapter 8 – The White Ibex

Chapter 8 – The White Ibex ‘There, see? Stay low, keep quiet and watch her flight.’ Ishkun turned his friend so he could see the path of the bird. ‘Doves fly straight to water. On the way back they take … Continue reading