Spring has sprung!

I felt like a sleepy mole leaving his hole. Bleary-eyed, my mind struggled to understand the sensation on my skin, and the blinding light hitting my retinas. Wait, that really hot thing in the sky is, wait, the sun! Finally, spring is here. Goodbye dark rainy nights, the beast is back in the east. Hearty … Continue reading Spring has sprung!

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Cutting talks

I love random unscripted conversations. So my hair was looking like I was wearing three hats - which was two months overdue a cut. I tried a different hairdresser to my usual barber. Closer to work so more convenient. They suggested a different style. A peaky blinder cut, different to my usual lazy spiky look. … Continue reading Cutting talks

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

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