Bad Blogger…

I have been a bad blogger... I have neglected my writing. I have neglected my new book too. I have made good progress but I have got distracted. Reasons for distraction are numerous and none of them very good. Firstly, exhaustion. I have been working without a break since Christmas and I need a holiday. … Continue reading Bad Blogger…

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

Composting Love…

OK so this is probably a little weird but I am going to write a paean of praise for my new compost bin. Yes, my compost bin. I don't think I have gone completely crazy so here's why. You know we all have loads of kitchen waste, veg peeling etc that we put in the … Continue reading Composting Love…

Shouting…

Some people converse. Some people talk. Some people communicate. My neighbours shout. They only seem able to interact at maximum volume, ideally with cussing in between, punctuated by slammed doors. This is not restful. It also seems to fail to get their respective messages across! Even when not actually aggressive to each other the effect … Continue reading Shouting…

Shameful Neglect…and a FREEBIE!!!

Photo by Alexandr Nikulin from Pexels It has been a while since I wrote a proper blog post and I can only plead a whole heap of circumstances. Busy is one thing, but exhausted and clobbered by events was quite another. I normally write regularly so I have a stash of posts ready to go to cover me … Continue reading Shameful Neglect…and a FREEBIE!!!

Poetry…Please?

Another little snippet of the poeticish thoughts that cross my mind when out walking. The background pattern of leaves is just a picture I talk while trying to be mindful; focus on images that are ordinary and yet interesting when you notice them to keep the mind in the present.

Social Media & Beer

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

Scribblings…Part 2

black and white of peoples feet while dancing

The other side of an evening of tango is when it goes wrong. I try to be philosophical about these times but... well in this case I waxed poetic: Mournful beat of a heart that is not mine,Alone in the crowded room, Packed tight among the writhing crush,Ungainly steps faltering, clashingDiscord among harmonyA dodgem amidst the waltz. Despite feeling so smallThere is nowhere to hide!