Arcadia’s Children – News Letter

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Arcadia’s Children News Letter At the moment I am off work following a surgical procedure.  To fill in time I thought I’d make a news letter. For those who don’t know as well as being a surveyor I’m a part time writer. So far I have two technical books to my credit and two sci-fi novels. I also have two … Read More

Review of Arcardia’s Children 2: The Fyfield Plantaion

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Tarmy Returns! Science Fantasy and Science Fiction are not usually the genres I turn to but a friend recommended Andrew William’s Arcadia’s Children: Samantha’s Revenge and I am so glad he did. Not only was it a fast paced thriller set in another time and world but it cried out for a sequel. And here it is. Arcadia’s Children 2 … Read More

Arcadia’s Children: Samantha’s Revenge

Andrew WilliamsAliens, Books, Droids, Fanatasy, News

Arcadia’s Children: Samantha’s Revenge by Andrew R. Williams is a fascinating sci-fi novel filled with adventure and action. Written in the third person perspective, the book alternates between various characters. The story takes place on a planet named Arcadia and a moon called Arden. Arcadia is an Earth type planet so it is capable of supporting life. However, colonization on … Read More

PUBLISHING FANTASY IN THE UK

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You know what they say; everyone has a book inside them. Although I have published two technical books, I have always wanted to try publishing a novel. After a lot of abortive attempts, I finally hit upon an idea that ended up with a good story line for a science fiction / fantasy novel. To be sure that I wasn’t … Read More

A guide to home maintenance

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The external walls The walls of a property are the barrier which keeps the elements, and particularly water, from reaching your comfortable internal environment but they need maintenance. In order to fulfil that function effectively, however, they need to be clear of soil and ground level build up. The problem Old properties Already prone to rising damp, solid wall structures … Read More

Japanese Knotweed Identification

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At this time of year Japanese Knotweed is dormant during the winter but it won’t be long before the 2016 growing season starts in March/April. In Spring: Young red/purple asparagus like shoots appear which turn green as they age. Some plants leaf initially but can grow 50cm as straight rod. In Summer: These shoots turn into bamboo like hollow stems, … Read More

Planning – Fracking

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Planning – The house is the wrong colour. A woman from Lancashire designed her new house and chose the colour grey for the external walls, as the bricks they had wanted weren’t available. Part of the planning approval stated that the external colours had to be agreed prior to the works commencing. The design of the house was granted planning … Read More

Defects in property

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  He was a marvellous gardener. The neighbour was right. The garden was perfect.  Pity about the defects. Pity he grew a low hedge up the front wall of the house and porch. (See photographs) This created defects that I had to report. As the hedge prevented visible access, I had to report that it was not possible to fully … Read More