Dad Sitting

I am currently Dad sitting. It is an interesting concept and one I don’t think I could do for more than the fortnight that I have. He is a very intelligent man but at 88, he is wearing out. His routines are fixed. His ability to cope with change difficult and he is facing one […]

Feb 27

A Disappointment of Owls

Is released on the 3rd March. Set in the middle of Unkindness of Ravens, Symington is adjusting to life in Fournier Street. A chance encounter with Albert Shawcross – a solicitor with a sideline in illegal divorces – is just one of those things, until Shawcross winds up dead and local bobby Constable Dennison comes […]

Yes You Do Know

Is the latest call going around the marina. And quite insistent it is too. I’m pretty sure it’s got something to do with Bill Hates Youuu but I’ve been transported back to my first secondary school maths lessons, where despite my protestations to the contrary, I was told I did know. Cheers bird.

An Example of Hoar Frost Jan 10

A Wonderful World

Moving on to the boat is the best thing we ever did. And as the Apocalypse continues to wreck havoc with friends and family, it’s mornings like this that remind me that for all the evil in the world, there is still beauty in this world of ours. The photos below capture a phenomenon called […]

Day 1 of Apocalypse 2: Small Wins

I don’t like change. I suppose it’s because I’m somewhere on some special needs spectrum, which when I was at school was called the Lazy-Thick-Naughty Scale. So the 12 hour scramble to Remote Teaching notice knocked me sideways and not because I wasn’t ready. I was. I had a new laptop. The old one stopped […]

Bicycle Bird

Judging by the sound from outside the boat, one of the birds possesses a bicycle and a very squeaky pump. Let’s hope they dont have two flat tyres to deal with because that’s an an awful lot of work for one tyre

A Very Happy New Year

May it be more predictable and safer than the current Apocalypse

Guess who’s back?

I haven’t heard Bill Hates Youuu for a long time. But the summer was a busy one and, what with the Autumn Term of the Apocalypse happening in reality rather than virtually, my times for hearing him have been limited. But I took the dogs out for a quick wee wee walk, in the mud […]

New Website.

Had a bit of a writer’s revamp, so there’s a new website to go with it. Do pop over to sesmith.pub and have a look. If I don’t post before, may your 2021 be a darn sight better than your 2020 PS huge shout out to @panistroglodyte for noticing the error 🙂

More Wood Pigeon Saga

Bill Hates Youuu is back. To be fair he was around most of yesterday. I think he’s on a retainer However there’s a twist to the tale today. A new bird has entered the conversation with the question that’s been bugging me for days: “Bill Who?”