About a month past, the stormy winds which did blow, blew out a garden fence panel. It was on the side that our neighbours have responsibility for, so it was up to them to get it fixed. To compound things the fence posts either end of the fence panel had both rotted away at ground … Continue reading Don’t fence me in…
Monday 16th May 2022. 04:12 hours. Woke up, got out of bed… Didn't drag a comb across my head, went into my office room at the back of the house and sat and stared at the Moon. Well, I would have if it hadn't been for the thick layer of cloud that was depositing a … Continue reading Bastard weather.
In the 1980's, being arty-farty with 35 mm film wasn't impossible, but it was tricky. This image below is deliberately double exposed in an effort to be the aforementioned arty-farty. You had to take one exposure then, after winding the film forward to reset the shutter, wind the film back hoping that you didn't wind … Continue reading Arty-farty photo.
I posted a version of this back in January this year (2022) where I mused that I seemed to remember that I'd actually written more of it but couldn't find the extra pages. Well, lucky you because I found them, three more "verses". The original threat was here: (Poetry again…). The first version is here: … Continue reading Son of The Legend of KARCHAN, part two, Rides Again!
There I was sitting in the garden reading D. H. Lawrence. It was caused by some remarks one evening in the pub, you know how these pub conversations are. "Yes, I'll look it up in my volume of Lawrence poems, for I have such a thing, when I get home." I got home, I looked. … Continue reading The Lost Book. The Last Bloom.
Sitting out in the garden the other night, for the weather was clement, I had a sort of Father Ted moment. The clouds were clearing and in the darkening sky I could see some stars. Being cognisant of the locations of the constellations I reasoned that the lower bright star was Sirius and the slightly … Continue reading Small. Far away.
Sometimes you just have to go back to the source. The first time that I heard of or indeed heard anything by the Canadian rock band Rush it was their song, Closer To The Heart. Closer To The Heart had been released as a single in the UK in January 1978 and by February had … Continue reading Closer To The Heart
I have never felt more ashamed to be British than right now and this is largely due to the actions or rather inaction of the UK government. Across Europe people stand with open borders, arms, hearts and doors to welcome Ukrainians fleeing Putin's war of aggression in their country. When those who want to get … Continue reading A Priti poor state of affairs
I took this photo at 17:30 on the 26th of February 2019. Sunset, 26th of February 2019 It had been a lovely day weather-wise, and as I was walking home from work the sun was setting and the sky looked like something from a Roger Dean painting. I didn't have my trusty Canon camera with … Continue reading Слава Україні!
Just before Christmas I received a package from an old girlfriend; a slim, slightly bigger that A3 paper size, package. Inside were a handful of paintings that I had done way back in the 1970s. She had been having a bit of a clear-out and had found the package on the top of a wardrobe. … Continue reading Old paintings