Funny the things strangers say to each other to avoid an awkward silence. I kind of like it as sometimes with people we know our choice of subject or certain words need to be carefully chosen. Yet with a stranger we have the freedom to say anything. Now and then that freedom does lead to … Continue reading An enlightening conversation
It's that time of season, nights are drawing in, coolness from the threats of autumn over the last few weeks are now reality. I cycled home tonight and heard the crispy crunch of the leaves as my tyres ran over them. I saw a carpet of dying leaves on the cycle track ahead of me. … Continue reading Leave a gap, maybe indicate an intention too
I'm certainly uncertain of this blog being a success, I thought of an idea but that went on hold, due to vagueness and sort of lacking a commitment to a plan. At work I get infuriated with the tentative response to meetings, surely a yes or no is straightforward. What's so difficult, accept or decline! … Continue reading Tentatively tangible
Those were thoughts that got my saliva going and my tummy grumbling with a desire for chips from lillywhites. As a kid those were the best most amazing bag of chips. Crunchy golden chip wonderness. The bag of beautifulness was, well, epic. Chips from lillywhites made an evening, the best take away treat surely anyone … Continue reading Mmm, chips from lilywhites
Thorns are hard, rigid extensions of leaves, roots, stems, etc and their soul aim is to serve physically protect animals from eating the plant material. I've met plenty of thorny people through my life, what gives, why do people need to be akin to a game of twister! A slightly awkward positioning of body through movement to stay clear of … Continue reading Botanically speaking..
Sympathy, not a word I used much in my younger years. Unfortunately a word I'm starting to get accustomed to. It's a horrible simple word that gestures the knowledge and offering that someone or something has come to an end. So much pain and loss this word has caused. It's a dreaded word. Thankfully there … Continue reading A word we all dread to utter
A couple of months back my beautiful bride to be asked if we could rehome an older cat. Tina had visited Ty Nant cat sanctuary to hand over provisions for the animals. Tee is a huge animal lover and part of the reason why she is so special to me. Tee was asked if she … Continue reading The cat who would not give up
An almost silent and distant hum of a car approaching. I was in my bed, at age 10, counting sheep was not helping. Don't get me wrong I can count, but my sleep wasn't coming by counting those little cute fence jumping sheep. The sound got a bit louder, closer. I lived on a hill, … Continue reading What comes, then goes
I met the mother of my future bride in 2008, a lovely warm and generous person. The only person she wasn't generous to, was herself. Tony was her husband, I liked him he was likeable, he loved Denise in his own way, he wasn't one to shout his love from the rooftop. Unfortunately he fell … Continue reading After loss comes recluse, or does it?
What feels like a lifetime ago, it was on this day that I and most of my classmates, and those who came before and after us dreaded..the first day back at school, after a long lazy summer. In a time when age was important, by confirming our age in quarters. "No I'm not 12, I'm … Continue reading First day back