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

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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..

​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..

A word we all dread to utter

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

The cat who would not give up

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

What comes, then goes

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

Time to applause

I've worked in some places where it feels the culture is to be critical, whether it's a colleague, a process, the boss, stationary control even. What on earth are they saying about me when my back is turned! I've had colleagues stare at me in downright condemnation for being complimentary of a colleague who's being … Continue reading Time to applause

My balloon fell on the moon

I can't recall where, but as a seven year old I'd been somewhere that earnt me a balloon. I was walking home with my mum, one hand in her hand and my other holding this balloon.  Best balloon in the world, its smooth silky like bobbing in the wind captivated me.  She danced as dusk … Continue reading My balloon fell on the moon