The Stroke of Midnight

By way of introduction, I should explain that the kind people at WordPress have provided an ebook containing ‘365 Days of Writing Prompts’. I have resolved to do my best to follow them, but certainly wouldn’t guarantee any success (regarding which, wait ’til you see tomorrow’s….). I warn you now, it won’t be easy. Firstly…

Brave New World

(Today’s Daily Prompt suggested we write about our first day at something.) This is what happened when I rocked up for my first day in a new job in a new country – and a new culture. My instructions were to sign in at the office at 8 a.m. and call someone to arrange a…

Designers’ trouble

Has any designer of a designer hotel ever actually bothered to stay in the designer hotel they designed? The reason I ask is that Sugar Magnolia and I have just spent a few nights in a designer hotel in Bordeaux (it actually called itself a ’boutique’, but the term is effectively interchangeable with ‘designer’) .…

From Below

This week’s Photo Challenge is ‘From Above’. So, just to be contrarian, here’s a photo taken from below. This shows the huge lanterns – some of them more than ten feet long – that hang from the ceiling of the reception area of the Sir Bani Yas Hotel in Abu Dhabi.