Posts by Diane Becker

Days pass like shadows

Days pass like shadows – especially when it’s dark, winter or foggy. It’s been almost a year since I last …

A new view of the hills

The past couple of years I’ve been posting #throughthewindow images to Instagram. Most were taken where I live – up on the hill in …

Seven months later …

Spent spring and summer on the hill and many hot afternoons in the ‘van catching up with friends and family. Also …

On the border

Most days I cross the border from Wales to England, on foot, either to pick up the car or do …

Happy Reading 2014

Pretty much a fictional version of my New Year’s Eve (above), one in which I didn’t stay in, play Scrabble …

Making progress …

 Been up in the hills for long enough, time to escape to the warm flat in the middle of town …

From Craig-y-Llyn

Took this on way home from Llangeinor. Drove up through Rhondda valley and stopped for a break at Craig-y-Llyn before …

Hot hot hot …

What was hot? Hay Festival. George Saunders. My inner fan girl. James Salter. Robert MacFarlane. A walk in Mousecastle Wood. …

Short fiction wins

So, Lydia Davis has won the 2013 International Man Booker Prize, fuck fuck fuckity fuck – now everyone will be …

Only temporary …

I’ll miss my temporary desk. OK, it wasn’t very big and had to double as a table but at least …

Books are like seeds …

“Books are like seeds: they come to life when you read them, and grow spines and leaves. I need trees …

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