One of the few…

I’ve been wondering whether to release this or not. One of the few photographs from Archie’s camera which survived. Just an indistinct lump over to the left. Make up your own mind…or read Windigo.

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Archie Update

I suppose it’s about time I gave you an update about what’s going on in Archie’s World. Well, he’s currently revising madly for his school exams, GCSE’s next year and then on to 6th form. He’s already planning his post 6th form trip. He’s aiming to go to the Himalayas with some pals, not sure why yet but I don’t think it’ll be an Everest attempt. I’m currently writing up his experiences from last autumn with his friend Ben…look out for a new book called The Monster Factory soon!

What about Seq you ask? Well, she’s out in British Columbia with her mother’s family and having some very interesting experiences there. She emails me regularly with updates. You never know, one day I may write them up.

I hate to be a name dropper but the other day Ray Mears told me something very interesting. Something I had not heard before. He told me that in the Algonquin world of the North East of America the word Windigo is taboo, it simply must not be uttered. As to why, well, I’m not even going to say here.

Don’t forget, you can now order a proper printed version of Windigo from Amazon: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Windigo-ebook/dp/B00D3RCBKE/ref%3Dsr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1370377895&sr=1-2&keywords=windigo

Archie Update

Just a little update about Archie and what he’s been up to recently. As you know, we still have no word on the whereabouts of Magnus so with great sadness we have to presume the worst. Archie is bearing up very well, he’s being very diligent with his school work, not to mention the extra curricular activities. He has recently spent time in Norway ice climbing and time in the Cairngorms learning winter skills. He is developing a real love of the mountains and is already making noises about a trip to the Himalayas in his gap year. A real chip of the old block.

He did have a bit of an adventure back in October here in the Highlands, in fact it was next door to Strathnuin, right here on Loch Ness. He and his new friend Ben (who I’m currently writing about in The Owl Memory) had a bit of a kerfuffle with some bad types who had a dirty scam going. He has given me permission to write it all down so it will come in the form of ‘The Monster Factory’ as soon as I can get it written!