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Book of the week from #Google – #book #novel

Veronica Henry’s latest best selling novel ‘A Night on the Orient Express’ is the book of the week on Google Play


The Orient Express. Luxury. Mystery. Romance.

For one group of passengers settling in to their seats and taking their first sips of champagne, the journey from London to Venice is more than the trip of a lifetime.

A mysterious errand; a promise made to a dying friend; an unexpected proposal; a secret reaching back a lifetime…As the train sweeps on, revelations, confessions and assignations unfold against the most romantic and infamous setting in the world.

I have recently discovered the pleasure of reading books on my mobile phone…

The Orient Express. Luxury. Mystery. Romance

A Night on the Orient Express - by Veronica Henry

For one group of passengers settling in to their seats and taking their first sips of champagne, the journey from London to Venice is more than the trip of a lifetime.

A mysterious errand; a promise made to a dying friend; an unexpected proposal; a secret reaching back a generation…As the train sweeps on, revelations, confessions and assignations unfold against the most romantic and infamous setting in the world.

Arriving from Orion Books on 4th July 2013


Writer in Residence – Web content stolen from veronicahenry.co.uk

While I was writing this novel I was lucky enough to be made Writer in Residence for the Venice Simplon Orient Express, travelling in splendour from Victoria to Venice, then staying at the Hotel Cipriani on the island of Giudecca. How could I fail to be inspired? My characters came to life en route, and the story unfolded.


View from the window – Cipriani Hotel Venice The images below are taken from a bedroom window of Palazzo Vendramin Palazzo Vendramin is a 15th-century residence linked to the Hotel Cipriani through an ancient courtyard and a passageway lined with flowers. It houses 16 suites and rooms with sweeping vistas over the gardens and across to St Mark’s Square. These views have been [more]

Train journeys – WordPress app on a Sony Xperia

The post below was created using the WordPress app on a Sony Xperia:

Just been to a house in Wimbledon and on the wall was one of my paintings. An interesting rediscovery after a long train journey from North Devon.

An oil of a knife, a pair of scissors, a spoon on a tiled surface. I must have painted it about ten years ago. I’d forgotten all about it.

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More darkroom accidents – The Orient Express – Innsbruck

Veronica Henry

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Here are a few more images that accidently got solorised in the darkroom. Some of those above look like they have been created by a pinhole camera. The one below was… The pinhole camera used to take this photograph in … Continue reading →

Testing the #Blogger #Android app again

Sometimes the only thing that hits the spot is a cup of coffee in your favorite mug. Great when you are testing the blogger app on an HTC Android phone. After Thought I downloaded the latest release of the official Blogger app for Android and according to the specs. you can: Compose a post that […]

Android App

The Android StumbleUpon app has been updated. StumbleUpon has become one of the most useful ‘share link’ sites around. The element of randomness that is built into both the website and app, by finding pages by chance, can be the inspiration that fuels a new idea. I can’t recommend it highly enough – excellent. The […]

One of the bigest (art?) projects I have ever been involved in

Established in 1999 In Memory Of received worldwide TV, radio and media coverage. In Memory Of was set up to provide a new and unique service, enabling people to express their feelings for their loved ones using a memorial and obituary tribute facility. This site is currently being totally rebuilt using WordPress

I have always enjoyed doing art that are based around creating networks – which is why I have been involved with mailart and live media streaming projects… The post below is lifted from PeterBright.info

In Memory Of – is it a network art piece?

29THMarch 2000, InMemoryOf sign a strategic alliance deal with the National Association of Funeral Directors (UK). This alliance allows the members of the NAFD easy access to the services of InMemoryOf, allowing their clients to place on-line obituaries and memorials as a part of their funeral packages.Alan Slater, NAFD’s chief executive, said “We are all aware of the tremendous Internet explosion, and the NAFD has been approached by numerous companies offering on-line services relevant to our industry. We were particularly impressed by what Peter and Mark had to offer, because of their empathetic approach to the needs of our members and their clients. We believe they will uphold the high professional standards that the NAFD requires, as well as offering a discreet service that will be beneficial to the bereaved.”

A day in the life of .. In Memory Of (3rd May 2000) – #marketing #inmemoryof

During the Internet boom of the early 2000s small independent companies not only had to deal with the new medium of ‘online business’ but had to learn how to deal with the media, who were  hungry for news and intrigue.

A lot of these new business struggled to cope with the instant pressure of global attention. Time zones disappeared and TV and Radio interviews could happen anytime of the day. These early pioneers of the Internet worked long hours and many of them crashed and burned.

During these early days the rules of online marketing were written.

Below is a section from the diary of In Memory Of from 3rd May 2000

    • 7.45am: Turn the computers on in our Worcestershire office.
    • 8.00am: The Financial Times prints an article about us which prompts Mike Sergeant, from Sky News, to ask for an interview with us in South Ealing, London.
    • 9.30am: Collect a new batch of postcards from our local printer and approve artwork for new leaflets.
    • 10.30am: Collect Mark and drive to London.
    • 11.00am: Park the car and have a telephone interview with Bill Mouland from the Daily Mail.
    • 1.00pm: Stop the car again and organize a radio interview in Worcester for 10.00pm.
    • 2.00pm: Arrive at location for filming.
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    • 3.00pm: Leave London and head back up the M4 to the Midlands.
    • 4.00pm: Stop on Motorway for a cup of tea and a large breakfast (first food of the day).
    • 6.00pm: Arrive back in the office and sort through emails.
    • 7.00pm: Watch the news item on Sky News.
    • 9.00pm: Set off for the studios of BBC Hereford & Worcester.
    • 9.45pm: Wait in studio to be connected to London for a live interview on BBC Radio 4.

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  • 10.25pm: Leave radio station.
  • 12.15am: Get back to office. Check emails and reply.
  • 12.45am: Turn computers off and leave office.
  • The next day in the life of InMemoryOf  (4th May 2000) …
    To cut a long story short, it began at 6.45am and ended at 12.30am on the 5th of May.

In Memory Of is a service to help the family and friends of somebody loved and lost to express their feelings in a lasting way.

Mary Jane Bright 1902 – 1980

When Mary was in her teens she was apprenticed to a chemist in Sheffield, traveling by train every day from her home.

She was the woman behind the scenes in their grocer’s shop, where they were famous for their home made ‘ice lollies’. People still remember them for their delicious treats, which they made from ‘Tizer’ and other bottles of ‘pop’.

She was a ‘Spiritulist’ by conviction, with local business men and tradesmen alike knocking on her door for advice and guidance, and her ‘messages’ influenced deals and life changes all around her. The respect she had was far larger than her diminutive size. Read more

In Memory Of – #genealogy and Internet Memorials

The Internet has been around for such a long time now – it has its own history and fashions and like the real world fashions come back again…