My journey to work today

It is the little things that nark me lately - if they are little. There are certainly more important things to be focusing on. Unity on all the 'isms, famine, homelessness, terrorism the sad list snakes on. Although focusing on the good stuff is equally important as it reminds us of our humanity. I love … Continue reading My journey to work today

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Happy Easter – but..

Love the Easter break - but I'm always happy to move on as the egg jokes eventually get bad. The desperate attempt at humour around linking egg to commonly known words is just bad and obvious. It's just silly in my mind. It's all eggcruciatingly bad, anyone doing the 'shell sin' will end with egg … Continue reading Happy Easter – but..

Wandering pet – worried or wistful?

A dilemma - seeing a stray dog on the street on my way to work. I couldn't leave the wagging tailed smiling staffie, he was too close to a dual carriageway. Fast driving, unforgiving morning drivers and cute happy staffies don't mix. Personally, I'm not keen on a dog with a bigger jaw than me … Continue reading Wandering pet – worried or wistful?

Just walk on by?

At this time of year it's a chilly walk to my car from the office. What gets me through the rush hour traffic, is the cosiness of warmth when I open my front door. That lovely feel of heat that blows the cold from my face. The sound of miaows from the happy but hungry … Continue reading Just walk on by?

The beast is here

As the beast spreads his icy cold claws across the UK, I'm left with a cold question. I've seen people treating today like any other day, and others maybe a bit too erratic. Poorly dressed teenagers. Shelf stripping shoppers. Busloads of OAPs being anything but. The driver who throws caution to this siberian wind - … Continue reading The beast is here

Tide and crickets

I'm with my beautiful new bride, my wife, my wifey. Sat here, privileged to be here, hearing this view, seeing this view. We're feeling this view. The tide rolls in, washing the shore with a salty hello. Crickets, unseen are singing their crickity endless song. It's a lovely second floor view of a wide open … Continue reading Tide and crickets

Elasticate

Something I admire about Elastic, it takes a lot to pull it apart. The stronger it is the harder to break it. Take the elastic band. Beautiful. Perfectly cast roundness, unbreakable and together. Pull it and it stretches lovely. I had an elastic band holding my rear head torch in place all winter. Tough bands … Continue reading Elasticate

Leave a gap, maybe indicate an intention too

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

Mmm, chips from lilywhites

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

Botanically speaking..

‚ÄčThorns 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..