ancestry, Family History Saga, Love story, Romance, True story

UK Southern Book Show

MARCH 4TH 2018. This is the date of my very first Book Show. It's the UK SOUTHERN BOOK SHOW in The Pavilion Theatre, Worthing Pier. The show opens at 9am and closes at 6pm. This is a fantastic opportunity not only for me to be able to showcase Unexpected Answers but for visitors to come… Continue reading UK Southern Book Show

ancestry, Family History Saga, Love story, Romance, True story

INSTAGRAM rivers_dee

Today I have uploaded my first photo post on Instagram. After much huffing and puffing, sighing and gritting of teeth, I finally managed to download the Instagram app onto my mobile. Why is everything so tricky? Anyway, my user name is rivers_dee so I hope you will take a look and follow as I add… Continue reading INSTAGRAM rivers_dee

ancestry, Family History Saga


DAVIES FAMILY: William (Will) & Annie Bedelia Davies Daughters - Annie Mary Eugene  (Midge) Veronica (Ronnie died age 7) Gertrude (Grit) Theresa Mary Veronica Sons Frank, James and Young William   RIVERS FAMILY: William Halford & Ruby Rivers Daughter Beryl Helen Sons Derek (stillborn) and Raymond   HARD FAMILY: William (Bill) & Mary Hard aka Halford… Continue reading WHO’S WHO



I'd like to take a few moments to remember my Aunts Teresa and Grit and Uncles Jim and Bill. Sadly they are all now deceased, but without the stories and anecdotes of their childhood with my mother, Unexpected Answers could never have been written. The snippets of memories they gave me have been 'fleshed' out to… Continue reading MEMORIES


BBC Sussex Interview

7th September 2017 It's been an exciting day for me. I chatted about my book with BBC Sussex radio presenter, Allison Ferns on her afternoon show. She is so easy to get along with and made me welcome straight away. She asked me lot's of interesting questions rather than simply asking what the story is about. When… Continue reading BBC Sussex Interview



4th September and woke to 'mizzle'. A good word to describe that finest of fine rain. The clouds are dropping and yet the forecast says it will brighten up later. Yesterday, I sent a couple of suggestions to Dino my book cover designer. He did a brilliant job of one sample but it's good to… Continue reading UNEXPECTED ANSWERS