Strange things can happen at any time…

Another blast from the past, this one, and fortunately a blast not caused by 2012 BX34. 2012 BX34? What’s 2012 BX34? You may well ask. Read on, and you may stumble across the answer… Oh, and by the way… wording in italics have been added since the post was written back in 2012. It would appear very dated without the additions. Who would’ve thought something … Continue reading Strange things can happen at any time…

The Pinocchio Effect

Decades ago when I was just a wee boy, knee high to a grasshopper, and in total awe of everything that was around me, I made a monumental decision. OK, I wasn’t exactly knee high, getting on for eight, nine or possibly ten years old, and the awesomeness of some things had started to shine a little less brightly thanks to a few ‘others’ who … Continue reading The Pinocchio Effect


Like clouds they appear, gently at times, urgently at others, jolting us from our daydream existence. Thoughts of yesteryear, yesterday, this morning… what ifs and what could bes… whys and hows… remember thems and remember whens. Teardrops fill laughter lines, hearts beat sometimes faster, sometimes heavier. Answers are gleamed. Questions raised. Blanks are filled, names are remembered. Schooldays. Away days. Even boring rainy days. Unfinished … Continue reading Memories

Island of Dreams

The Land of Nod beckoned. Stars shone brightly in an almost clear and endless sky, each one representing someone’s dream; someone’s hope. The island sparkled in the starlight, frozen on the horizon, frozen in time. The Land of Nod. Eternal gateway to the Realm of Dreams, accessed only occasionally by souls travelling as their host bodies slept. Some remember their visits there, trying to revisit … Continue reading Island of Dreams

Again it is hot Hot HOT!

A list to cool things down A Cascading Waterfall There’s nothing more chilling (cooling and relaxing – works both ways here!) than running water. In my Land of Peace and Tranquility, I have a waterfall where I visit within my Mind’s Eye when I need to relax and cool off! As well as the water cascading, rainbows appear all over the place as the sun … Continue reading Again it is hot Hot HOT!

Through the ages (Part One)

I stumbled across a box of old photographs earlier today – and some photos were of me in a past life! I kid you not. Way back when, long before I was a blogger (and not a very good one for the last few days – I apologise about that!), I was a different person completely. Back in the year 202AD, I was actually a … Continue reading Through the ages (Part One)

Left Hanging

I’m feeling a little like Mae West when she was left hanging off the Empire State Building. Well, she wasn’t actually hanging off of the building, he was. The big gorilla monster thingy that had hold of her. Was it Mae West? Fay Wray. I’m feeling like Fay Wray when she was left hanging off the Empire State Building. “Why don’t you come up and … Continue reading Left Hanging

Almost murder on the dance floor

This week I’ve been concentrating on getting through embarrassing situations, or situations where the natural reaction is to curl up and cringe. I’ve been through many of them, as has each and every other person on this planet and beyond. I don’t like videos of myself and cringe terribly whenever somebody films me. I feel self-conscious when I walk passed a CCTV camera… and show … Continue reading Almost murder on the dance floor

They Arabesque, I Stutter

Adeptly, and with all the grace of a light-footed elephant, I glided around the ice-rink desperate not to lose focus of the mid-height wall that went around the perimeter. Confidence had gotten the better of me, and I’d ventured into the middle, away from the edge. I clambered along, deftly finding every clump of loosened ice with my razor-sharp blades and stumbling forwards and then … Continue reading They Arabesque, I Stutter