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

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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

3 weeks

Shortly I will be husband to my beautiful tee. When I did the prickle in time blog it all seemed so far away, a wonderful vision built on thoughts of how the wedding will flow. Those thoughts are now becoming a reality with the wedding being three weeks away. Numbers booked and changed and booked … Continue reading 3 weeks

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

Before online streaming, before Blockbuster, was ​The Video Shack

It was my golden ray of movie sunshine.  Endless rows of stacked video popcorn ready to delight all sensations.  This was my 80's heaven. The long walk to the video shack, the difficult choice of a seemingly impossible selection of movies was all worthwhile when we got home. As a kid I always thought the … Continue reading Before online streaming, before Blockbuster, was ​The Video Shack

An enlightening conversation

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

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

Tentatively tangible

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

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..