Fake News

Reports are coming in of a breaking news story that is fake. Numerous un-named sources from various high-ranking departments / companies / sectors and other non-descript bodies have all concurred to these current events. Concurrently, on the other side of the world, there are other unsubstantiated and extremely patchy bulletins being released that may or may not have links to the breaking news story here. … Continue reading Fake News

Things. Just things.

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 … Continue reading Things. Just things.

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

Close to the edge

What on Earth is going on? Negativity from all angles; a tangible darkness that seems hell-bent on spreading misery and unrest throughout the world. These dark forces have permeated around me, strangled and throttled me, and very nearly consumed me totally. Every little thing I have recently come across has either highlighted more of this horrid darkness in the world, or made me feel that … Continue reading Close to the edge

Does this colour suit me?

It’s another slow blogging day today. Must just be the time of the year. Oh, White Rabbits, by the way! And here we are on the first of March, St David’s Day, and the first day of Spring… meteorogically speaking, that is. Astronomically speaking, Spring doesn’t start until 20th March, but not long to wait for those astronauts. The weather’s a tad Wintry, so we … Continue reading Does this colour suit me?

Six Syllable Sat’day: Out of here!

Just taking a quick break. ‘Though you shouldn’t notice. Posts are being scheduled. I’m in a galaxy Far, far, far, far away… Mobile signal patchy. Beach is very dusty. The nights are very cold. The cocktails are good though. Went to the beach funfair. Got stuck in the Fun House. And the Hall of Mirrors. The less said the better. See you when I get … Continue reading Six Syllable Sat’day: Out of here!

A Bed of Lettuce

I like a challenge, I really do, but even I’m stumped with what to do with this as a subject for a post. Nice, crisp and fresh… a little like the weather at the moment, and totally unlike the forecast. The weather that is. Mind you, the lettuce is completely unlike the forecast as well, thinking about it… although it is nice, crisp and fresh … Continue reading A Bed of Lettuce

Thoughts from the New Year Weekend

I’d intended to post this (or something like it!) on Monday, the day after the New Year Weekend, and then use it as a template for a new regular feature here on the blog, to focus on the more unusual events that happen over the weekend. Factual or fictional, it matters not – especially around here as reality has a way of blending in with … Continue reading Thoughts from the New Year Weekend


There’s  a storm-a-brewin’ out in the Grinds. Heavy, yellow skies, lengthened rumbles of distant thunder, and flashes of sheet lightning kind of give the game away. The shadows seem darker. The air heavier. The rain just a bit wetter. And the wind is almost blowing a gale! The power’s out in the Mansion. I’m typing on emergency back up power, provided by the antiquated generators … Continue reading Storm!