The haitus

Work got in the way of life this week, hence no blogging.  The difficult thing was that  as work got more convoluted and the hours longer, I wanted so much to zone out and write. I even got as far as taking the trusty laptop to school and organising the assessments so the children wrote […]

Sweet Sixteen 21/1

At sixteen I was so full of doing my O levels, of getting my exams, that I don’t think I had time to think what I wanted my life to be. On reflection, I wonder if part of that is the consequence of being a navy brat. Of always moving, never being in the same […]

Breaking the Law 20/1

My name is Charles Carter. I am a police officer in Her Majesty’s Constabulary. For the last fifteen years, I have been certain that a local East End pawnbroker – one Mordecai Gold – is more than a simple business man, working out of a jeweler’s shop on Fournier Street. To the man in the […]

January 19

Applying yourself 19/1

Hardest thing I’ve ever had to learning. Easy. Learning not to trust the wordpress app on your phone. When it says your posts are published. They’re not. They’re still in draft form. Making it look like you haven’t kept your promise to post. Easiest thing to learn. How to back date. So even though you […]

Home… Soil… Rain 18/1

Short one on this free association task. I shall simply refer to today Woken up by winds of 70 miles an hour. Zorro slept through it. Bomber slept through it until the temperature dropped. I had to put coal on the fire; warming the place up until he fell asleep. Alistair fared worse. He needed […]

January 17

In a crisis 17/1

How do I respond in a crisis? If the crisis is my fault, I tell myself off and sleep badly ’til it’s over. If the crisis is caused by incompetence, I get angry. If the crisis involves children, I don’t rest until I find a solution. If the crisis involves missing my favourite tv programme, […]

January 16

Toot Your Horn 16/1

The best bit about me? According to the cat. My lap.