Written in November 1978, I intended this as a sort of tumbling stream of consciousness. When I wrote it I was torn between using and not using punctuation but in the end I conformed and included commas and full stops. This time however, here in the 21st century, I'm going out on a limb and … Continue reading Any excuse.
In Unread Words A sad and lonely poet, comes to the end of his rhyme. The suns and moons, of age, are passing, through the canyons of his mind. "We knew the way," he sadly cries, "we could have shown you life." "Your eyes I see are crying now, they dim your blood-stained knife." And … Continue reading In Unread Words.
Alice: "How long is forever?" White Rabbit: "Sometimes, just one second." Lewis Carroll, Alice In Wonderland. I was born into a universe that had existed forever and would last forever. I was born into a universe that had been in existence since 4004 BC. I was born into a universe that was infinitely old and … Continue reading Ever.
During the recent-ish hot weather back in July, the duvet was consigned to the spare room. We slept under a single cotton sheet, even that single sheet wasn't needed but it's just nice to be under something, we have become accustomed to it I suppose. Then the weather got back to 'normal' but instead of … Continue reading Duvet? Duvet heck as like!
I wrote this in January 2017, something was going on in the news, something a bit silly as I recall and a friend of mine had posted something on Facebook about a Supreme Court decision, Parliament, ministers and democracy. I replied with this little ditty. It all seems so far away now; did we ever … Continue reading Part of the 48.
I stood at the trolley park at Sainsbury's, there were two lines of small trolleys and two of large trolleys, I wanted a small one. I eyed them up; left or right? Right or left? I plumped for the one on the left-hand side. I know from experience that there are several trolleys in service … Continue reading Off (one’s) trolley.
When the person on the morning news program says, "And now the news, travel and weather where you are." I look out of the window. The weather seems quite nice, a little chill but sunny. The road looks empty apart from the parked cars so there's not much to report about travel. News? Well, no … Continue reading Is no news good news?
'Octoberon' is the seventh studio album by the band Barclay James Harvest, and it was released on October 1st, 1976. In support of the album the band toured in the UK during October and November of that year. On October 17th, 1976 they played at The Pavilion in Hemel Hempstead and I was there. Barclay … Continue reading October on, Octoberon.
Thanks to my good friend Kerry Thorpe, I grew into the school of Prog whilst still in Middle School, but my path was not as delineated by Prog as one might imagine. Me and Kerry at the National Railway Museum in York, September 2011 Dateline: Christmas 1978. Boney M were riding high in the charts, … Continue reading Ra-Ra-Rasputin…
What a load of tosh that Thomas and Friends lark is on the TV, I grew up reading the books don'tcha know, nothing wrong with reading the books. At least in the books Annie and Clarabel were proper bogie coaches and not the four-wheeler miscreations depicted by Britt Allcroft and Co. on the telly box. … Continue reading Thomas and…