On The Serious Matter Of Pens

I write. Badly. I don't mean in the stylistic sense. At least I hope not. My handwriting is awful. Southpaws are legendary for this failing and I have true "doctor's writing", which is, I suppose, appropriate. However, you know you have a problem when you can't read your own degenerate scrawl. My solution to this … Continue reading On The Serious Matter Of Pens

Juggling…

In keeping with the resolution to be a better blogger and write regularly here I am. In Lockdown still. So that limits what you can talk about right? Well, up to a point. I can't bore on about my exciting social scene, partly because it was never that dramatic and partly because who gives a … Continue reading Juggling…

Lockdown, Resolutions & Micro Changes

I resolved to be a better blogger this year. To have a plan. To have a consistent theme to blog on and to write at least once a week. Well. You know what? I have failed to keep to this simple formula. But I am not downcast, here is why. Firstly, beating yourself up about … Continue reading Lockdown, Resolutions & Micro Changes

Prisoner No More!

I am not a number, I am a free man. It applied to Patrick McGoohan's character and it applies to me. Today I took a step I should have taken years ago. I deleted Facebook. I exterminated that permanent little grey cloud nagging in my phone and computer. It was not easy. Despite resolving to … Continue reading Prisoner No More!

Back Again & Clearing The Stables…

Well it has been a while since I blogged regularly. Which is poor but I have been busy. My second novel is taking shape, finally. I have also been getting into making cartoons, taking care of my silly side - hence Dave The Duck. Hopefully the fruits of that labour will appear in the near … Continue reading Back Again & Clearing The Stables…

Shocked Myself…

Wellllll this is a wakeup call. I was doing an update for my book promo and was pretty focused on what I was doing. Then my phone beeped and I picked it up. Then I dropped down the rabbit hole. I clicked on an Instagram update. Then I scrolled down the latest junk on there. … Continue reading Shocked Myself…

The Summer Of Lockdown… Did I learn anything?

This has not, needless to say, been a fun summer. Since the idiocy carries on my level of stress and grumpiness will no doubt continue to rise. Eat your heart out Victor Meldrew. I did not become a super baker, the need to lose a load of weight took care of that but did I … Continue reading The Summer Of Lockdown… Did I learn anything?

Envy… is corrosive

I am not by nature an envious person but I received a bit of a shock today. Someone I was at school with was writing in a national newspaper. This has happened before. This chap has had a wildly successful business career, made a pile and is doing other things now. He was a complete … Continue reading Envy… is corrosive