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New Year’s Day

Posted by Susan Tomes on 1 January 2010 under Daily Life, Inspirations, Travel  •  Leave a comment

This new year has found me in thoughtful rather than celebratory mood. So here is a photo of the tide gracefully looping its way along Portobello Beach in the winter sun in Edinburgh, where I spent Christmas. There is much to look forward to in 2010, and I wish you all a good start to […]




Yule Blog

Posted by Susan Tomes on 23 December 2009 under Daily Life  •  2 Comments

While everyone is busy with Christmas festivities, this blog is going to sink into a cosy armchair with a slice of home-made Christmas cake and gaze out of the window for a while. Season’s greetings!




A layer of icing

Posted by Susan Tomes on 21 December 2009 under Daily Life, Musings  •  Leave a comment

Richmond Park yesterday was full of children sliding happily on the icy paths. Not on the ponds, though – the ice is rarely thick enough to take a person’s weight. Everyone seemed to be chatting about the Eurostar trains which got stuck in the Channel Tunnel on Friday night and again on Saturday. Two thousand […]




Voices raised (or lowered) in song

Posted by Susan Tomes on 19 December 2009 under Daily Life, Musings  •  Leave a comment

The other night I went along to join some friends who sing in a little choir. They had relaxed the membership rules for their last meeting of the year, a time for Christmas carols and mulled wine. Snow had fallen in London for the first time this winter, and it felt very Christmassy. I haven’t sung in […]




News of my new book

Posted by Susan Tomes on 17 December 2009 under Books, Daily Life  •  Leave a comment

I’m delighted to announce that my third book, ‘Out of Silence’, will be published by Boydell and Brewer in March 2010. Boydell, who specialise in history books, published my first book,  ‘Beyond the Notes’, in 2004. Since then, they’ve developed a very strong music list and are now a leading independent publisher of books on classical music and […]