The Last Days of Thunder Child

The Last Days of Thunder Child
War of the Worlds - spin off adaptation novel.

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Memories Are Butterflies And MY Mind A Net Catching Them.

I've always enjoyed listening to Kate Bush. I find all of her music sets me off into a dream like state. Sometimes the music is sad and beautiful at the same time. She is most compelling in all the albums she has made.

She seemed to go off of the radar for some time and I forgot about her as I grew older. I remembered being enthralled by her Wuthering Heights song when I first started work back in 1977 and 1978. I bought all of her early albums but then as I got older and married, I took on more responsibilities and forgot about many of the kind and nostalgic things I enjoyed as a youngster.

Now I am 55 and much older than the 16 year old who had just left school and was discovering the finer things of the world. 

Then I stumbled across the 50 Words For Snow Album - a recent work of Kate Bush. I say recent though it is still a few years old now. It is an absolute peach of an album. It is wonderful to listen to when travelling by car in solitude along the motorway, approaching London and the memories of my younger days. 

The music is so haunting. There are so many wonderful memories that I find myself chasing and my mind bursts with ideas. I feel so happy with my 55 years of age and the nostalgia of chasing memories like they are butterflies fluttering about, and my mind is the net catching such exquisite feelings and kind thoughts. Even sad ones of those who are no longer with me. Not necessarily dead but long moved on.

My old friends during my coming of age years when we lived for Friday and Saturday nights. The times of wonderful friends and night life for young people coming of age. Then drifting into relationships of marriage and children. Trails and tribulations all of the way and then one day after all of the hectic years you stop and look back along the road of your journey through life.

Up to now, I feel fortunate and this particular Kate Bush album - 50 Words For Snow - allows me to drift while driving my car back to London to visit my old Dad. The journey takes a couple of hours and I ride the emotions of life going there in wonderful clutches of memory for the place I lived when coming of age and enjoying the world in a new way from the old way I continue to enjoy now.


A Pro-Brexit Interview from YouTube

The fall out from Brexit is happening, but the doom and gloom predicted does not seem to be here yet. Many are worried that new Prime Minister is going to accept bad conditions to remain in the single market. Many want to leave and charge tariffs. It might come to that yet.

Monday, 25 July 2016

Wednesday, 13 July 2016


New Cover and second edit for the UK market 1/1/17

Read a great retro science fiction story from an adaptation of War of the Worlds. The action-packed tale is set in Victorian Britain of 1898; The Last Days of Thunder Child follows the exploits of a British ironclad as she cruises around the southern coast receiving uncanny and unbelievable semaphore communications about a Martian invasion of Earth. Britain is being hit by alien life forms falling from the sky and leaving her gigantic navy of iron and steel obsolete.

Lovers of steampunk or Gothic style settings might enjoy this yarn as it unfolds and leads the reader towards the ultimate confrontation between HMS Thunder Child and three huge Martian tripod fighting machines.

Be there and follow the crew of HMS Thunder Child in this epic adventure!

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Sunday, 10 July 2016

Unity Adam Demo from YouTube -

I caught this YouTube clip via LinkedIn. I found it fascinating and oozing with quality. I hope anyone else will enjoy this fabulous creation.


Saturday, 9 July 2016

Gary Numan's (John Du Cann) - Jeans advert - Don't Be A Dummy

I remember this advert in cinemas for a jean brand. I never realised it was Gary Numan until some years later. The year of 1979 was one of my major coming of age years. The whole world was a vast place for me to explore and London was such a wonderful place. 

It changed so much in the space of 36 years, but I never noticed. It's only when I look back and chase memories through songs of the time, that I realise the change that has occurred over the decades.


Moody Blues - Ride My See Saw 1970

I was nine years old when this song came out in 1970. It captures many memories of the UK in that time. Everything seemed modern and optimistic. Sometimes, I can see that something inside of us has gone. These were such wonderful times, but I sometimes think the nostalgia of my young years only echoes with the kind memories.