Just When You Think The Apocalypse Can’t Get Any Stranger…

Dawn comes early. I sit here at 4am listening to the cuckoo heralding the start of a brand new day and I wonder what it will bring. Before I go any further, this is not a post about the rights and wrongs surrounding Dominic Cummings. It is a post reflecting on the reaction to a […]

An Unhelpful Wednesday Day

Ever had a day when try your best, the technology both human and machine deserts you? Today in the Apocalypse that happened. Not in the big ways but in small accumulations that cause groans of despair rather outright temper tantrums. Slow Internet began the day, or rather it ended the night before. I had a […]

An Unhelpful Wednesday Day

Ever had a day when try your best, the technology both human and machine deserts you? Today in the Apocalypse that happened. Not in the big ways but in small accumulations that cause groans of despair rather outright temper tantrums. Slow Internet began the day, or rather it ended the night before. I had a […]

A Frustratingly Ranty Day

Technology is a wonderful thing… Assuming it works. If/when it doesn’t… When I started teaching technology was an overhead projector and whiteboard and a photocopier; replacements to the outmoded chalk board and bander machine of my youth. Now we have computers, interactive screens, and all manner of technology. All of which require that voodoo called […]

After Banana

I will admit its been a struggle to find something to write about in the last week or so. Where could I go after Google and the banana bread? I couldn’t, could I? I threw myself into my writing. Got my Bluetooth headphones to work and listened to “Shady Solicitor” just one more time – […]

The unbearable Slowness of Sunday

Is the word for today. The Internet, computer, brain; all fail to meet expectation. My spyware scan is the worst. That’s beyond slow. Bordering on painful. Not even at the half way mark. A marathon walker would be quicker. Not sure how long it’s going to take. Still, what else is there to do? I […]

The unbearable Slowness of Sunday

Is the word for today. The Internet, computer, brain; all fail to meet expectation. My spyware scan is the worst. That’s beyond slow. Bordering on painful. Not even at the half way mark. A marathon walker would be quicker. Not sure how long it’s going to take. Still, what else is there to do? I […]

May 02

Banana Bread Broadside

Not been sure what to write about this week. Not because I lacked inspiration but because I lacked motivation. And because I feared most of my writing would turn into ranting. Cue Google “Ask me how to bake banana bread,” said the little microphone-thingy that invites you to engage the Internet in conversation. I do […]

Sleepless

Head full of thoughts Tumbling, jumblingI stare as Heavy dog, resting his head On my foot, dreams. Twitching happily, Running free.I envy him. For me, sleep dances out of reach So I scroll through Facebook, twitter; play pokemon and candy crush In the witching hour Hoping to feel my eyes become heavier than a dreaming […]

Letter to my Earworm

Dear earworm Dont get me wrong, I love Pink Floyd but in the current climate do you really think “and the worms ate in to his brain” A suitable line for lockdown Love Me xx