Trying to capture that moment of when the wind riles the trees in empty woodland and you are alone with the creatures and the spirits of the place. Where I used to live, when the working world got a bit too much I used to take a day off and head out into the woods… Continue reading A Little More Poetry…
Castles. Camelot. Soaring stone towers. Damsels in distress. Jousting. Or if you are a gloomy soul; prisons, torture chambers, oppressive hulking grey monsters on the skyline. Well, both have elements of truth but most castles were much more humble. In England the vast majority of castles were in fact, for the longest time, wood. Simple… Continue reading Castles – The Motte & Bailey
They say you should only do social media sober. This is good advice that I am currently breaking...well ok I have had a pint in a very nice little pub near my home, sharing a moment with @theunnecessarypoet. Two minds with but a single thought... the conquest of social media.... well actually no, probably more… Continue reading Social Media & Beer
Lots of work has been expended in the Hope world recently on expanding my social media connections. I have blogged before about how much I hate it, and that is still true. Mainly because I don't like imposing on people, I don't like jumping up and down to get people to look at me. I… Continue reading Websites, Social Media & New Book
I had thought I was a little strange being so interested in doors. I often take pictures of them when I am visiting a new town. They are largely neglected in the modern era, I think. Historically doors have been a building's bling and quite right too. I am apparently not alone in this nuttiness… Continue reading Doors…an odd obsession!
A few people have queried some of the technology that is, and is not, present in my vision of a post-apocalyptic world. The commonest queries are about phones... no one seems to believe that the mobile phone (cell phone for our friends across the pond) would cease to exist! Many people of course can't imagine… Continue reading After The Deluge… Part 10: Telephones
There are so many simple things in life that cost nothing but give me pleasure that I need to focus on and be mindful of... Sitting in a sunny window on a cold day, feeling the warmth of the sun and watching passing people all wrapped up in the cold. An open fire, sitting around… Continue reading Small Pleasures… Part 2