Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Britain was once great. Now is the time for Britain to prove it can be great again, by getting up off its knees and refusing to be brow-beaten by Brussels and its cohorts and leaving the EU.
Only the people of this Nation can make that happen. Only the people of Britain can show Cameron that we are not fooled by his ridiculous personal pantomime.

Why should the British taxpayer who goes out to work every day have to pay Child Benefit to children who do not even live in this country - children of Eastern Europe migrants. Why should our highest courts be allowed to be over-ruled by European Courts.
Only the British government was elected by the people of Britain. We were never given a vote or allowed to have our say on whether we should be ruled by a European Parliament of unelected dictators in Brussels.
Like Blair, who took us into a war based on lies told to the British people, Cameron also has his sights set on his own later high position in the European Parliament

We don't need to take to the streets in an 18th century Revolution - we just need to vote NO.

Saturday, 13 September 2014


Too many questions were left unanswered in Mazipa's judgement of the case.

Why did Reeva NOT answer Oscar from the bed when he first spoke to her  - allegedly telling her to phone the police?

Why did Reeva NOT answer from the toilet when Oscar entered the bathroom?

If Reeva was in the bed, Why did she not speak at all when she saw Oscar lifting his firearm?

No woman, under these circumstances, would have lain there and said nothing.

But Reeva was not there in the bed - she was in the toilet.

So Why did she NOT speak when Oscar was walking down the corridor - allegedly shouting "Get out of my house! Get out of my house! 

And WHY did Reeva have her cell phone with her if she had merely slipped out to the toilet for a pee?

And even then, within the toilet --WHY did Reeva not tap out the 3 digits to call the police when Oscar was shouting allegedly at perceived intruders.

These questions have not been answered - questions any reasonable jury of strangers would have been asking each other again and again in the jury room. Yet the judge has glossed over them.

Whatever celebrity and disability Pistorious has to live with - Reeva Steenkamp has no life at all now -- he took all that away from Reeva -- and Reeva from her family.

I hope the State and the the Prosecution Team appeal against this judgement on points of law. Many of her mistakes were elementary.

And,one cannot help thinking there is something "not right" about this judgement.

At times I have felt very sorry for Oscar Pistorius, but always I have felt more sorry for the dead Reeva Steenkamp, and the awful suffering of her family.

Saturday, 15 February 2014


So this time last week I saw my novel, TREAD SOFTLY ON MY DREAMS, hit the second page of's (US)  overall Top 100, as well as reach #1 in four Best Seller Categories - it's still at #1 in three of those categories - so my thanks to all readers who bought it, whoever and wherever you are.

Gretta x

Tuesday, 31 December 2013


MY TIME TO SAY HELLO: HAPPY 2014 EVERYONE!: And a great one to all my lovely readers! So here we are again, at the end of another year, looking back and wondering what we would have ...


And a great one to all my lovely readers!

So here we are again, at the end of another year, looking back and wondering what we would have done differently ... and certain we will be doing the same things all over again in 2014.

But who knows? Life has a trick of occasionally surprising us when we find ourselves moving in a totally different direction to the one we started the new year on, so whatever it is you want in 2014, don't give up hope, don't lose your nerve, keep going.

Mother Teresa of Calcutta once said: "God never gives you a desire he does not mean to fulfil, whether it be tomorrow or next year, one day that desire will be fulfilled."

And in my own experience, it always happens when we least expect it.

So all good wishes for 2014.


Wednesday, 2 October 2013



A “stand-alone” novel in its own right, THE WAYWARD SON is the 4th and final book in “The Macquarie Series.”


Set on the beautiful Island of Mull, on the estate of ‘Jarvisfield’ owned by Lachlan Macquarie Junior – a young man deeply unhappy with his lot in life.

In love with Beth Jarvis – the young girl of mixed blood whom he believed would not be accepted in Scotland’s high society, leading him to marry someone else, now much to his regret.
Beth – who has love for no other man but John Dewar, the young naval officer who loved her and left her.
John Dewar – tied to his duty in the slave prevention squadron in West Africa – finally returning to Scotland.
A beautifully told dramatic and moving story of a young couple in love, and a young couple in hate, and the people around them who observe it all.

Based on the true story of the three families of Macquarie, Jarvis and Dewar, The Wayward Son is filled with wry humour and stirring drama as it tells their story, leading to a tragedy that results in an unexpected and heartbreaking loss.

Saturday, 3 August 2013

JUST PUBLISHED -- "JARVISFIELD" -- Book #3 of The Macquarie Series

JUST PUBLISHED -- "JARVISFIELD" -- Book #3 of The Macquarie Series

A complete Stand-Alone Novel and Book #3 of The Macquarie Series

A mixture of the Arabic blood of her father, and the English blood of her mother, Elizabeth (Beth) Jarvis grows up on the estate of Jarvisfield in Scotland. A dark-haired, dark-eyed girl of uncommon beauty who enslaves the hearts of two young men, while loving only one.
Lachlan Macquarie Junior, rich and golden, and the heir to his famous father’s estate, is the joy of his mother’s heart, until she finally realises that the only man her son is capable of respecting, and the only one who can control him, is Beth’s father, George Jarvis.

Based on the true-life stories of the Macquarie, Jarvis and Dewar families, and set in the natural beauty of the Island of Mull.