Friday, May 31, 2013


Here are pictures from Salford, Manchester, home of Media City, The Lowry, The Imperial War Museum North, Trafford Centre, Old Trafford Stadium and so on. Salford Quays is a great place to be on a warm, sunny day, and it has not seen the last of me yet! 

The Imperial War Museum, one of the places to see in Salford/Manchester

This white tank, it played war... I think...

Outside the museum

Not sure what these things are, but there are faces on them. Some kind of memorial maybe.

BBC buildings

View from high up in the museum

Lovely view of footbridge

See the reflection in the water?

Black and white solves everything.

Sometimes signs will look artsy in photos. Not sure this was one of those times though.

Old Trafford Stadium 

Cos we loves our feets

Back photo courtesy of Miss Pemi

Monday, May 6, 2013


It's that time again, writing people! The 2013 Farafina Trust Creative Writing workshop is now open to applicants. The workshop is taught by Orange and Commonwealth Prize winning author, Chimamanda Adichie, Caine Prize winning author, Binyavanga Wainaina, and others.

To apply, send a sample of your writing (fiction or non-fiction) to with the email subject 'Workshop Application'. The body of your email should contain:

1. Your name
2. Your address
3. A few sentences about yourself
4. A writing sample of 200 to 800 words

Note: Do not send your writing sample as an attachment. Any applications with attachments will be automatically disqualified. 

Need convincing? I participated in the 2011 workshop, and here are nine reasons you might want to give it a go. 

Need more info? Visit Farafina's blog.

Chimamanda and Binyavanga