Had a break from writing although lots of ideas for a new batch of short stories coming through. I have two included in the short story e-book our Barnstaple writers are producing shortly. Short story writing is completely different calling for a tightly reined in story where every word has to count. Am just back from a mini-cruise on P&O Ventura from Southampton to Bruges which was an opportunity to try out the idea of cruising. Glitzy ship with good entertainment and food – lovely to meet new people and especially our group on Table 7 in the Bay tree restaurant – much laughter, an unfortunate knocking over of red wine, sharing brief histories and just a general getting to know people. Cocktails including my first Singapore Sling on Deck 18 on the final night was a delight.