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Allume Mon Feu

This evening, consumption of a takeaway chicken balti supper fulfilling a week long craving for cuisine from the Indian sub-continent. A modest feast raising my spirits after an earlier fraught encounter […]

Not Going Out

This morning a COVID-19 related notion popped into my conscious thought which, following a couple of circuits around my neurological corridors, I deemed worthy of mention in despatches. This not […]
Not Going Out

Think On!

This weekend, I furloughed my Sky Sports subscription. An adjudication which’ll no doubt be a cost saving strategy employed by a majority of subscribers to this satellite/cable TV conduit. Whatever […]
Think On!

The Spoils

Yesterday it was spectral to witness aerial news footage, which I assume was recorded by drone (or perhaps an incredibly strong pigeon), broadcasting prevailing scenes at Venice’s St Marks Square […]
The Spoils

Keep It Down!!

It’s been endearing to receive so many birthday wishes via social media. I’m always appreciative when individuals take time to convey regards; a gratitude mirrored when also making space in […]

Present Pedantry

Fifty plus years ago today, in a West Yorkshire maternity unit, I made my inaugural appearance on this dysfunctional planet. An unremarkable event which went much to plan, apart from […]
Present Pedantry

Starter For Ten

Four general knowledge laden hours passed. An inquisitional tarry undertaken by six northern Englishmen; bonded by decades of acquaintance, fondness of the creative and incriminating photos. Despite quizzical feuding for […]
Starter For Ten

Plea For Delay

In lockdown, to continue revisiting some of the 60-70 poems written in summer 2017 (don’t worry I’m not gonna post them all!), I present prose penned to a higher being, […]
Plea For Delay

Strive

Endeavouring to address the unhealthier elements of my lifestyle, over recent months I’d adopted a strategy of reducing my intake of fat based food. In conjunction with these dietary concessions, […]