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…
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
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
The other day, I noticed Tufty swimming by himself in the middle of the Lake. Just as I was about to take a quick photo of him, it started raining. It reminded me of a holiday I went on a few years ago, where on one of the days I went to a water park. As I was merrily swimming away in the outdoor pool, … Continue reading I’ll do my swimming in the rain…
I Saw you In my mind Walking swiftly Away by yourself Daydreaming as you do Your face was hidden in shade Yet I could see your friendly smile I noticed that you glanced towards me But felt sad when you looked away I tell myself you saw me How would I ever know? Next time could you wave? It was nice though Seeing you Again … Continue reading Old Friend
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!
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)
We used to walk along the riverbank Watching ripples on the surface And be carried by the water You know, where one stands still And the flow downstream makes One appear to be moving We used to watch the eagles Circle overhead, watching us, … As we used to say We used to sit for hours Around the roaring fire And talk of tales of … Continue reading Wordle: Past Times
Is it wrong To bury it in one’s soul So deep, For then to wonder If pushed Would the memory really clear? Continue reading Wednesday Wordle: Forget Regrets?
Long-time visitors to my blog may be aware that I had a ‘pull’ to the early Seventeenth Century a few years ago, and in particular the year 1642. For some reason, I felt as if I had a connection to this time period, only I could not find out how. I embarked on a wondrous quest to find as many facts as I could about … Continue reading 1642
The gateway to dreamsOf escape…Of faraway places…Of mysticism and intrigue…Magic and enchantment…Civilisation lostFolklore extinctLegends long forgotten…Yet ruins remain.And with those ruins new stories are born.Ancient echoes have new life.Once found, that is: in the land that no one remembers. Continue reading The land that no one remembers
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
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