The Numbers

I went and ate cake with my bestie this weekend, in the place where in approximately three weeks time there'll probably be about ninety seconds at a microphone. They all count, of course, and it is a moment I'm already looking forward to with a measure of anticipation. This is the success to be celebrated. … Continue reading The Numbers

Another One Bites the Dust

https://twitter.com/InternetofWords/status/1085563549215322112 It was coming. There shouldn't be any surprise at all, on reflection, and (quite usefully) this latest piece of news was learnt after I'd done the incredibly mentally draining 'thing' for the day and therefore, it couldn't make anything worse. Nobody wants to be told they're not good enough, especially in the current climate. … Continue reading Another One Bites the Dust

Rip It Up

As a wise man once said: break's over. Time to get back to work. On my way back from Blood Donation #6 this morning [four more and I GET A BADGE] the entire plan for January's Short Story got thrown in the furnace. Instead, we have a NEW PLAN and, in even more SHOCK NEWS, … Continue reading Rip It Up

Moving On Up

One of the most significant issues I need to overcome going forward is writing to deadlines. As this is being written (late, it must be said) there is the spectre of another 'must be finished by' item sitting to my right, taunting a brain that knows perfectly well how to schedule, but that struggles with … Continue reading Moving On Up

Toxic

https://twitter.com/serialxseven/status/1075409727801167873 If you asked me what I'd like for Christmas this year, there is one immediate idea that springs to mind. Sitting in the Gym's bar after training today, scrolling through Twitter, the amount of stupid currently available to view via Social media is staggering, and more than a little bit overwhelming. My brain struggles … Continue reading Toxic

And I Love Her

This is the last of four posts I scheduled for 'Interests' in the mistaken belief there's enough interesting stuff in my life to write about at length. The truth is, of course, existence is incredibly mundane most of the time. I eat, sleep, exercise, write, play mum to two young adults who increasingly don't require … Continue reading And I Love Her

The Big Sky

https://www.instagram.com/p/BrR4RO7HbNE/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link I've recently replaced my ancient Fruit Phone. Some of you would do a like for like exchange, but I've picked the Chinese upgrade that isn't here for apps or looks, but comes with three Leica camera lenses. Photography is a love affair that began in my teens and shows no sign of diminishing. My … Continue reading The Big Sky