Happy blogiversary!

I can’t believe it, but it’s my sixth anniversary of blogging! Six years ago today I posted my first ever blog…

Thank you so much to my 1500 minus two followers and a very special thank you to those who keep in touch with me regularly and share their stories too.

This will be my 6737th post in my six years, I have had 204, 463 views and 506,106 visits – thank you!! My best every day was August 24th 2014 – it was my best ever month with 4,100 views. 2017 was my best ever year… I wonder what this year will bring? I guess it’s not surprising that most views come from the UK, and then friends in USA,Canada, Australia and Ireland, closely followed by India and Germany.

SO, looking back… this was the first blog I ever wrote:

Hello and welcome to my blog!

Today, the 12th of March 2012 is an exciting day because today is the day that my first novel, ‘Farholm’, is published on Kindle. It is not yet available, but within twelve hours it will be on Amazon.

Farholm Island is the destination for Deke Colefox, on a mission to find the truth about her husband Niko. Another passenger on the small ferry which takes her on the forty minute crossing to the island, is Dr Michael Cabus who is also in search of the truth about someone he describes as ‘a beloved stranger’. When Michael leaves the ferry so does a young island girl… who somehow disappears on the small island. What happens to Deke in the next two weeks is beyond anything she could have imagined… but you will have to read the book to find out what exactly does happen!

There is no such island as Farholm, it only exists in the book, and in other novels I have written. However, there are many hundreds if not thousands of off-shore islands which are similar, including Steep Holm and Flat Holm in the Bristol Channel and Grassholm off the Pembrokeshire coast. These islands are uninhabited for most of the year although visited by tourists and bird spotters in clement weather. An island I am particularly fond of is Rathlin Island off the north coast of County Antrim in Ireland. Farholm, my island, is inhabited by a small population of maybe a hundred people at the most, including a hippy commune who have taken over an abandoned village.

I hope you will be interested in my novel and I would appreciate any comments or feedback!



  1. David Lewis

    I’ve loved all your lichen and bark and bricks in the wall. Reading your blog is a great way to greet the day. Thanks Lois and thanks for putting up with me.

    Liked by 1 person

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