Archive for August, 2010

Charity Auction for Pakistan has ended! We have Winners! Life is great!

To say that I’m floored by the outcome of this auction would be the understatement of the year…

Here’s a giant “thank you” from me to the winners

NODBEAR and ANTEROS LMC

(and Admiral Lord Exmouth, of course. My greetings, good Sir!)

They’ve pooled their bids and will donate the astonishing sum of

£ 320.00 (!!!)

to Doctors without Borders, who will use the money to help the victims of the floods in Pakistan.

It goes without saying that both [info]nodbear and  [info]anteros_lmc will get a CD with Emma Collingwood‘s story (read by myself) and twice the choccies. I will contact both tonight to exchange addresses etc.

Thanks so much to the winners, all bidders and everybody else who helped spreading the word about this auction. Double rum rations for this ship’s company today!

31 August, 2010 at 7:30 pm 1 comment

Charity Auction: Help the flood victims in Pakistan and win your own Age of Sail ghost story!

Written by Emma Collingwood – as an audio file, read by myself. It will be one of the stories in “The Radiant Boy”; an old-fashioned ghost story set in the Age of Sail.  You’ll get my strange accent for free, and I’ll throw in some choccies as well.

This is a one-of-the-kind item, nobody else will get it. You can keep it for yourself, you can share it with your friends – the only thing you may not do is sell it or use it in any money-making way. Copyright and ownership remains with me.

YOU CAN FIND ALL THE DETAILS HERE )

Please tell your friends about this auction, post a link on Facebook, retweet it, message it. Thanks so much in advance. The flood victims in Pakistan need our help. Here are two of those victims – it’s important to put faces to a disaster.

Picture by Hatif Ameed. Please have a look at the slideshow of his photographs – those are the people you’re helping with your contribution.

16 August, 2010 at 8:22 pm Leave a comment

Garrow’s Law news which will delight the Hornblower community…

… if it’s true, that is. The source is very reliable, but so far, I haven’t found an official confirmation anywhere. So – until we know for sure, it’s a rumour.

Edited to add: it’s true, he’s confirmed it on his twitter. Thanks for the tip, Mary! 🙂

Hear, hear, hear!
The grapevine whispers  that

ONE OF THESE TWO GENTLEMEN

will feature in an episode of “Garrow’s Law”.

Hint: people tend to see red in his presence…

Huzzah!

PS: for those who have seen neither Hornblower nor Longitude or anything else he’s been in: this way, please.

16 August, 2010 at 3:03 pm 4 comments

Possible biopic about Nelson – writers/historians wanted

The following request was posted to my LJ, but I’m afraid I can’t help this gentleman – I’m a Collingwoody, not a Nelsonian. 😉

But maybe you can?

My name is Simon J Miller, and I am a feature film producer currently researching the possibilities of producing a feature length biopic of Nelson for Lazarus International Pictures.

Our research team would like to hear from any writers/historians who would be interested in becoming involved in the early stages of this project – we have a draft 25 page treatment available.

Thank you for your time

In the first instance please reply to :-

Simon J Miller
perfectplanet@live.co.uk
or call
+44(0) 7973 530 515 Cell/Mobile
+44(0) 1453 840 814 Studio

Disclaimer: I know neither Mr. Miller nor the production company and am not involved with this project.

5 August, 2010 at 10:52 am Leave a comment


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