Ancient public toilets

Wow, there were times when I thought this day would never come. The more I studied the more I wanted to include. However, some will have to wait for the next book in the series. In the meantime Hold the Faith is on Amazon Kindle and I can breathe for a while. 🙂

It also means that I have the time to start putting up ‘tidbits’ from the mountains of research I did… like the public toilets in Ephesus, which was not included in the book. Although the Apostle John, like the rest of us, would have used a toilet… in my book it wasn’t mentioned. Some things are understood.

Public toilets

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In my research I discovered that this was a ‘social’ occasion. I guess with toilets this close there was no choice.

Imagine if ALL public toilets were like this… church, restaurants, airports, street, cinemas… etc etc.

Not for me or anyone I know 🙂

Till next time



Warning – if you don’t like spiders don’t read

Hi, my hands are slowly recovering but it is still awkward to type.

I thought in this post I would tell you a bit about me.

I am well over 21 🙂 have had many job experiences which I think adds to my understanding of my characters. I have worked in shops, been a Psychiatric Nurse, and before becoming a published author wrote many computer training manuals for beginners. I have a qualification in Training and Assessing and worked for a couple of training centres so I had firs-hand experience of the frustration they felt.

My husband and I live in Western Australia… the hot side of the country. On the other side – Queensland and parts of New South Wales they are suffering dreadfully from floods. Four people have been killed in Queensland, at the time of writing, over 7000 lost their homes. But… and here’s where the warning comes in… as this picture from Yahoo news shows there are some inhabitants who survive.


Those are its babies on its back. There must be dozens (or more) of the next generation of these…..

This is the reason my husband and I are agreed we will never move to Queensland. It looks very like Shelob from Lord of the Rings.

There are no spiders in Hold the Faith… and future posts will be things about the book!

Be well


PS I spell in UK English