14 July 2021
There’s a fair amount of convenience inherent in urban living. Get to the gym, the shops, the station… whatever… in just a few minutes walk. But then, being central to attractions isn’t everything. There’s something really nice about the opposite. We were walking along a river and around a bend, and then suddenly – out of the lush tree growth – peekaboo! A home – far away from the hustle and bustle. I’m curious who lives here. Am I jealous? Depends on my mood – the romantic part of me likes the idea of some rural isolation. The realist knows the hard work involved. And the horror stories, and thrillers, and tall tales that could take place here… Oy.

Peter van der Walt is a fiction author, although you may find some non-fiction and the odd essay out there. Fans can find his newsletter, posts, updates and developments at Currently, he is hard at work on his next story. When not writing, he has far too many interests to reasonably keep up with. He lives with his partner in Devon, England.