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 […]

Jan 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, […]

Jan 16

Toot Your Horn 16/1

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

Polite Company 15/1

It’s not a good idea to discuss religion and politics. Oh I don’t know. If the people discussing such things are open minded. If they are studying it at school, college, university… then I would say “bring it on”. If their minds are closed, entrenched in dogma? Then I would say no. Forget it. For […]

Jan 14

Ripped from the Headlines 14/1

“Take a headline from your favourite news source” they said. (I went to the BBC. To the local news relevant to where my parents live.) “Make it the start of a piece of writing” they added. “I will when my dirty mind stops giggling…” I sniggered: “Maintenance begins on towering landmark” (Do click the link […]

Jan 13

Clean Slate 13/1

In london, the East End to be precise. Down a notorious street, near a market is a house. A double fronted place. Behind a well painted door lies a corridor, with rooms of business hiving off. The biggest acts as the jewellers. A large glass display counter dominates the room, and is tastefully laid out […]

Take 2 12/1

Two photos: this the first. Outside tonight with HDR on, this is the view of the world outside our front door. I like the way the rushes look as though they’ve been zapped by Daleks. To the right is the tree at the end of our garden plot. I’m going to play with this picture […]