Hello again dear reader! If you’ve read our book or any of our short stories, you’ll know how much Harry and some of the other residents love music. To get the full experience of the chronicles of our little village, we thought we would provide a quick post on the sea shanties that features in the currently released stories and some inspired by the events. Thanks to Harry for this.Continue reading “The Salmonweird Sea Shanty Playlist”
No, don’t worry, the village did not run out of coffee though we are running very low on some of our favourite biscuits. The jam is also getting perilously close and the clotted cream is down to one last pot. On that note, we want to talk about a new development that you can use to help us top up the village coffers.Continue reading “The Village Ran Out of Coffee – You Won’t Believe What Happened Next!”
From Saturday 16th January 2021
Host: DI (Retired) Karl Blackman
Minutes taken by Village Committee Secretary Babajide Brewer
Welcome once again to the village hall here at Salmonweir. Ladies and gentlemen of the village, newspapers – I see we have a few of you here today, and book fans alike. Thank you to the living people here for respecting social distancing measures and wearing masks.
On a personal note, I’m relieved to see so many reporters muzzled.Continue reading “A Look Ahead to 2021 for Salmonweir Village”
Jowan waited for Karl to enter the church’s side room from the nave before placing the mug of tea on the table.
Karl leaned forward and swept up the mug just as Jowan clattered the generously loaded plate of Speculoos next to the mugs.
‘Don’t go eating them all at once!’ Jowan laughed, noticing Karl’s eyes widen.
‘Don’t tempt me,’ Karl said, ‘moving that tree was hungry work.’Continue reading “The Crypt: A Salmonweird Christmas Ghost Story”
Dynnargh dear reader! thank you for sticking with us during these quiet times. It’s been over a year since the release of the first Salmonweird book and news has been thin on the ground. We are always pleased to give you news and snippets of other events from around the village. We can now set out a kind of road map, if you like, for what will happen next for the events known around here as “The Christmas Incident.”Continue reading “The Next Stages for A Salmonweird Sleighing”
Ladies and gentlemen, the Salmonweir Tourist Board is delighted to finally reveal the cover for our upcoming second volume A Salmonweird Sleighing. Released in June 2021, it chronicles what is known around these parts now as “The Christmas Incident.”Continue reading “Revealed: A Salmonweird Sleighing Book Cover”
It is a truth universally acknowledged that blacksmithing in the 21st century leaves a lot to be desired. I blame the Romans for this dumbing down of essential skills and outsourcing it for profit. I let out another long and frustrated sigh and closed my laptop lid.Continue reading “Short Story: A Tale of Sword Crossed Lovers”
Well, it seems Karl has finally bitten the bullet and set a release date. He has made a lot of progress during the spring and the lockdown. Keeping him confined to quarters as chronicled in the short story A Salmonweird Lockdown may have had something to do with it!Continue reading “A Special Announcement Regarding A Salmonweird Sleighing”
Hello visitor! Welcome to a new feature for our village website. Ms Wilhelmina Yorke, our delightful Elizabethan poet is willing to share some of her most recent work with visitors to Salmonweir. This one is a quick reworking of Shakespeare’s famous sonnet Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer’s Day? It’s a little rough around the edge but we hope you like it!Continue reading “Wilhelmina Rewrites: Shall I Compare Thee?”
Can you think of a more delightful small pleasure than eating breakfast (pot of tea and toast with locally produced honey) on the patio with the doors wide open?
I switched the heating off last night and today I have all the windows and doors open.
Thank the heavens, spring is finally here!Continue reading “Short Story: A Salmonweird Lockdown (spoiler free)”