And What of the Future?
The companion volume to Poisoned Petals is well in progress. It is the same format as before: short stories with a Spanish flavour, based on legends, newspaper clippings and my own rather unconventional and whimsical imagination. This new volume is entitled Blood Blossoms.
Once the second anthology is complete I will start on my walking stories.
These will briefly touch on my childhood and explain why I felt the need to take to the road, my experiences as an untrained target in the Rhodesian freedom war, and then go into technicolour detail with lashings of humour as I embark on my five big African walks.
My walks in Africa:
Southern Rhodesia in the sixties:
Salisbury to Lake McIlwaine
Salisbury to Mazoe
Salisbury to Domboshawa
Shumbashava to View of the World in the Matopos
The entire length of the country, (Tanzania to Mozambique) from North to South in 1992
The entire length of the country, (Tanzania to Mozambique) from North to South in 1994
Blantyre to Monkey Bay 1988
Blantyre to Monkey Bay 1989
Blantyre to Monkey Bay 1991
Then the scene will change to Spain where my largely south-eastern coastal walks are being carried out.
My Spanish walks:
The Camino de Santiago
Ronda to Estepona
Segovia to Madrid
Cartagena to Jávea
Valencia to Jávea
Tarragona to València
Tarragona to Barcelona.
All this will take time: Reader, please be patient!