Tuesday, March 31, 2009
The new edition is now available online for free and also at selected outlets. It features: - My interview with international artist TJ Miles. - My article: Has the Exodus Begun? A provocative look at the impact of the crisis in Spain on the British Expats. - My light hearted page: Rob's Bits and Bobs. All in all a jolly good read!
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
I have just spent a few days in the UK - returned today to find the first of the Writers Bureau students submissions for the new E zine (Chapter and Verse) of which I am the editor. As I expected an interesting selection of interpretations on the theme: The Last Hidden Beauty in the World. (If you are a WB student reading this blog please send your work as per the Ezeewriter message that you should have received) Also the usual in box of emails containing a variety of wanted and unwanted ones! I have started to use some new technology for sending video emails as part of my video research project - beware if you are on my contacts list as you might find a video email in your in box very soon!
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Is the title of the Writers Bureau new Ezine of which I am the first ever editor. Being an ex student of the WB I was pleased to accept their offer and I will be endeavouring to promote the work of the current WB students who are aspiring to break into the world of writing. I am looking forward to receiving their work - it will be interesting Writers Bureau
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
I received a very different kind of email today requesting my help in a survey for Marks and Spencer - no less! They are seeking information on what Expats miss when living abroad. (Sorry if you are still in Blighty you don't qualify) In my UK days I was a regular M and S customer for the usual items plus of course a treats from their food department. So if you fancy helpìng out their market research and the chance to win a Gift card worth 250 pounds - click here It takes just a few minutes to have your say and give M and S your expat feedback
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Today a friend (thanks TJ) emailed me to recommend an amazing new internet service that allows you to publish on line virtually anything you like - with no hosting fees! A sort of on line newsagents Anxious to try out this amazing service I have uploaded a collection of my published articles and voila - they are now available on line in a magazine format. I have (via the HTML code which the site also offers you) been able to place a link to my magazine on this blog. Every day the internet provides a fresh revelation
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
The March edition of The Inland Magazine is now available online from here. My article 'Cruz De La Muela' appears on Pages 2/3 with some of my photos - see the photo montage on this blog or click through to my picasa web albums for more (link below) If you want to read my interview with Juliet Maric, British Consul, Alicante see page 6 - check out the art work she is standing by - by well known local artist TJ Miles. Finally on page 57 you can have a laugh with Rob's Bits and Bobs Page. The magazine is expanding onto the coast - and I am working with the TIM team on some new ideas - watch this space (or blog!)
Sunday, March 1, 2009
Back from a very interesting and enjoyable visit to Valencia I did in fact see The Holy Grail in Valencia Cathedral Museum. Is it the original ? Well it seems to have a very good claim and provenance..... The City of Art and Science, created by Valencian architect Santiago Calatrava, is truly stunning. The Oceangrafico (Marine Park) is an incredible creation where amongst many other species the Beluga Whales live very happily. Which is appropriate given they were discovered first by Spanish explorers in 1719. My article 'From Grail to Whale' will appear later.