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 Bluebell Selfie

I wanted to take an unusual photo of the bluebells this past weekend, so twisted myself into all sorts of peculiar angles to get ‘the’ shot. I’m a bit achy today, but never mind about that. The photo above is the one, I feel. Whilst taking the photos, I accidentally took a Selfie of myself, of my usual standard, I must add: And just by … Continue reading The Bluebell Selfie

Wordle: Dark Thoughts

Thoughts spiral Peck and chip Nag and itch List and last Settle fast Or linger Throughout life If allowed to run Some are fun But the whole of them? The total sum? Laced with anger Tinged with greed Filled with urges And desperate needs Saints and sinners Sing their prayers Splitting hairs Resting demons Allaying fears That grew From but a single seed Planted carelessly … Continue reading Wordle: Dark Thoughts

Mead and Mortals

Lightning flashed and made her look up. The doors to the inn, a mere second later, swung inwards simultaneously and the room was instantly filled with a strong-odoured wind. “By the gods!” the woman muttered, but stayed where she was, propped. Zeus walked into the inn, followed by his consort Hera. “Wench!” He bellowed, “A tankard of your finest mead!” The woman stayed where she … Continue reading Mead and Mortals

The Place of W

Outside the realms of my magical and wondrous Mansion exists another place. The polar opposite, if you like. A dark and sinisterly treacherous place known only as W. There, clouds swirl in turmoil overhead, and sometimes around. Icy winds blast and cut straight through exposed skin, deep into the warm veins beneath – some dare say they reach deep within the soul. With me, they … Continue reading The Place of W

The quote from a comment on a post post

Time and I are on opposite sides of the seesaw at present. Not only that, time is on one side of a seesaw in a totally different playground to the one I’m riding in, so sometimes we’re both bobbing upwards, other times we’re both bobbing downwards, and yet at other times we are so out of sync we’re here there and everywhere totally out of … Continue reading The quote from a comment on a post post

Today’s Post

Today’s post is brought to you by a form of contemporary dance. Mostly the aspects of unpredictable changes in rhythm and speed, jerky directional movements and sudden falls and recovery, it is interspersed with a jolting head-bobbing movement and rapid eye-blinking. Water is on hand for thirst-quenching properties and painkiller takeage alike. Legwork is calm and controlled. Nimble fingers gingerly tumble effortlessly and meaningfully across … Continue reading Today’s Post

Wordle: Knights and Dragons

  Row after row of hollow armour Split in places and locked behind glass and key in others Knights no longer in court to hear the constant thrum from the fight No longer decked in their finery Lethal battles with dragons long finished Bodies stripped, survivors given a stay of execution at the time If they were lucky But all now ghosts Echoes from time … Continue reading Wordle: Knights and Dragons


Debbie’s one-word photo theme for this week is ‘Success’. In order to be successful at something, we need to have succeeded in something. Now, let me put it on record that I’m not very green-fingered, but recently I’ve been getting the urge to create a little flower patch. I have absolutely no idea where these urges and ideas come from, but I went with it. … Continue reading Success


I really like finding images that link to Debbie’s one word photo themes, but in abstract ways. Debbie’s theme this week is ‘Arch’, and at first I struggled to think of anything that I could use to contribute. I was all prepared to head deep into the Cheshire Countryside, to Twemlow, where there’s viaduct with many arches, when I suddenly remembered my walk through another … Continue reading Arch

A Brand New Pair of Jeans

A Long Six Word Saturday post. Sitting comfortably? Then I shall begin. This week, I treated myself to a new pair of jeans. I finished work on Thursday, ahead of my week off, had something to eat, and then went out shopping. The journey to the shop was fine. The roads weren’t as busy as I expected them to be, although there were queues at … Continue reading A Brand New Pair of Jeans