Gary Catures – Take 7

Just Another Day

As November saunters moribundly towards it’s dawn, we prepare for the advent of Christmas 2020. A festive period which’ll be unprecedented in the half century plus I’ve existed on this earth. Coronavirus resulting in having to purchase my turkey donning a mask. Incidentally, that’s me adorning the face covering. The turkey, its race already run,…

Archdeacon of Bridgebridge

Yesterday I penned my 2,200 blog since embarking on this literary odyssey. My informing you of such proving beyond doubt that, at the very least, I’ve the intellectual wherewithal to count to 2,000, and even slightly beyond. Quite clearly, I was kidding above when suggesting yours truly tallied the narrative numbers manually. COVID lockdown can…

The Fly

With my estranged wife returning back to Leeds from County Durham today, I’m residing back at my mums residence on the Wakefield borders. An event which’s proved a catalyst to melancholy on my part. Despite always endeavouring to take a positive from any existential episode, since yesterday’s re-departure of my marital home I remain bereft…

I’d Do Anything

I spent yesterday evening wrapping familial festive gifts. Bereft of a Star Trek style transporter, under COVID restrictions, I’m as yet unclear how I’ll deliver my loved ones these tokens of affection. This conundrum exacerbated by my family being spread across multiple English counties, who’re adhering to various tier edicts. North Yorkshire, Tyne & Wear,…

Restoration of Faith

Over recent years, a melting pot of stark existential episodes have seriously diminished my faith in a higher power. These seemingly endless imposters dinting my belief in a holy trinity and, after a series of poor performances, rugby team Wakefield Trinity. Although my dad wasn’t religious, my mum brought my siblings and me up to…

Don’t Look Back In Anger

Last night’s slumber incorporated a dream sequence where my estranged wife and I became embroiled in a heated argument. I’m unsure what these confrontational night visions meant, but it was refreshing to be back bickering after months of cordiality….. I bizarrely kinda missed it. Although still apart, over the last few months our relationship has…