If only writing a novel were as easy as choosing colours for a new kitchen. Mind you, I don’t find choosing colours for a kitchen that easy. What started off as a Moroccan marriage of blues and yellows is starting to look more like a jester’s pantaloons. No permanent damage has been done yet, thank goodness: we’re still at the planning stages. But the kitchen … Continue reading Pantaloons


A few days ago I caught the tail end of a Radio 4 discussion on images of light and darkness in major world religions. Apparently all our faiths make heavy use of light=good, dark=bad symbolism, although there are a few interesting exceptions and ‘twilight areas’. At the end of the programme, the interviewer asked his panel what they would do if they had to devise … Continue reading Listen