Or Trying to Make Sense of it all.

At Least Some of It.

Things I’ve observed

Two little sparrows hopping and flying and playing with each other over lawns and fences and rooftops. I’m sure they had cheery smiles on their beaks!

Two magpies walking on another lawn, one with its black feathers rather unkempt. They reminded me of the rhyme ‘One for sorrow, two for joy’. JOY! I then looked up and spotted a topiary heart that someone had decorated their front door with.

The traffic in the other lane almost always seemed to move faster, but not lately. Most odd. Most welcome! I’m now in the faster lane.

Two cats lying perfectly content at opposite ends on a very thin fence, facing each other. Both look very comfortable… but how?

Just noticed these are all in twos… two cats, two lanes, two magpies and two sparrows. And it’s the 2nd of May. Coincidence? I don’t think so – only one heart.

Things I’ve noticed

Australia is back! The WordPress app on the mobile phone appears to have updated its flags of the world, and Australia has finally reappeared. The flag had been replaced by a strange world-like symbol, and it was the only country for this to happen to. I first mentioned this in a post at the beginning of the year. SORTED!

Speaking of WordPress, the Gravatar images on my PC have been doing something funky over the past few days, but they seem to have been fixed now as well. WONDERFUL! Everyone is back to normal.

It must have gone bloomin’ cold in the night, for my car didn’t like it this morning. It was OK after a while though, but for about fifteen minutes I was driving as though I had square wheels! WARMED UP!

Apple and blackcurrant go really well together. Just saying!

Things I’ve dreamt

One of my recurring dreams recurred last night. I was at a beach resort (normally Blackpool but this time I was in Spain), it was night-time, and I walked out of the complex I was staying in onto the beach front. It was snowing, and the snow was being blown inland from the sea. The complex were broadcasting a message onto the snow in an array of colours, but I couldn’t make it out. I could see that a message was trying to come through, but it wasn’t clear enough. Louis Walsh from ITV’s X-Factor was also there for some reason, commenting on how remarkable it was. Most strange.

I walked back to the complex, but couldn’t get into my room. I’d gone to a different level (all levels were identical, only the staff were different, and the names of the sections of the levels although I didn’t know this at the time) It took me a while to get back to the correct room.

On my way back to the room, I thought I’d quickly run to a shop to pick up something to eat, but got there and realised I had no money. I went back to the complex, and cut through a living room, as you do in dreams, and sitting there were two presenters of UK TV’s lunchtime chat show ‘Loose Women’. One of them very sternly told me to stick to the protocol. That message was very clear.

Protocol? What protocol???

Things I’ve got to do

Need to make a dental appointment and begin a health kick. At least I’m still human and not something that has been programmed, if I can say that!

Still trying to get around to the blogs I follow… I’m doing far better than I was, but I must improve. If I was a machine, I’d probably be better at this, but I’m not!

In the same breath, I’m still trying to find enough time to even reply to the many comments left here. I WILL DO IT. I will! I’ll just have to set myself a protocol, it seems.

Things I’ve thought

I did say a while back, I was going to write a few silly posts. I’m still waiting for that to start.

I want to paint on stretched canvas. I need to find the time to paint on stretched canvas.

I want to get creative with air-drying clay. I refer myself to the previous paint – er – point.

I may have started with the silly posts.

Ah well. I may never make head nor tale of it. Just like life, I suppose. Just go with the flow and enjoy every moment… and every surprise along the way.

Posted by Tom Merriman

A future writer living in the present day


  1. I loved reading your random thoughts, Tom. These made me smile. You must be feeling the romance in the air. Can’t make head nor tail of that dream though it does seem positive.

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    1. I’m sure it is, Lorna. It must be trying to tell me something as it keeps coming back, but I’m just not getting it! Why does it have to be symbolic? I could do with words!!! One day I’ll get it, I’m sure… 🙂
      I’m pleased my thoughts made you smile. Thank you for saying so.

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  2. Good to know that Apple and black currant go well together.😉

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    1. They are lovely together, Susan!

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  3. My late husband had very real dreams.I dream but never ,or almost never remember them.Can’t say I’ve ever had black current but I think the combo would be a good fit.
    Good night and sweet dreams to you

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    1. I’m a bit late in replying, Beverly (not that that’s new!) but I hope you had a good night also!



  4. Geraint Isitt May 3, 2017 at 3:28 am

    Randomness is necessary. And good for us too

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    1. Randomness is certainly good for our blog posts, Ger!

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  5. Wowza! I like this!

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    1. Wow! I’m pleased you did, Eugenia! 😀



  6. Like you I struggle to get around everyone’s posts but a few seconds ago I thought no don’t turn off the computer just yet, take 5 moments to visit a few friends . . . . and am so glad I did as otherwise I might have missed your absurd yet wonderful random thoughts. Thank you Tom feeling extra happy now 🙂

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    1. Feeling happy is what I like to hear, Becky, so thank you.
      Things do tend to get a little absurd around here from time to time!

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  7. Dreams can be strange, entertaining, or reruns of bad memories!!! 😦

    The mind is a VERY strange thing!!! 🙂

    God Bless!


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    1. You’d think we’d understand at least some of our dreams, Prenin. Even the ones we remember are nonsensical in parts.

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