Welcome 2019!...… May your watch will be filled with humanity, joy, prosperity and bountiful cheer. Hopefully you prove to be a sage-like mistress, shepherding us along a path of self-growth, enlightenment and the inception of more frequent '3 for 2' Haribo gummy bear offers at Sainsburys. Amongst my smallish list of desires for this year, … Continue reading Welcome 2019
Yesterday afternoon I spent quite some time creating three seperate books in readiness for self-publication. These tomes bearing narratives I wrote at various points during 2015; prose not previously incorporated amongst the other twenty four literary chronicles I've written. I'm unsure why, unlike everything I've written since the start of 2016, I'd never previously recorded … Continue reading The Luckier I Get?
Inspirational quotes - Well meaning advocacies supporting those venturing along a path in search of aspiration fulfillment. In particular, it's intended audience of the disillusioned, disheartened or fatigued dreamer. Words of guidance encouraging those whose half full glass has mutated into one that's half empty, that nothing good comes without strong foundations and tenacity when … Continue reading Still Chasing
As a child growing up in the 1970's, my aspirations for adulthood were to mirror my then hero Allan Clarke. A fledgling dream to lead Leeds United's (LUFC) strike force to domestic and European honours, like Clarke, clad in Puma football boots and gleaming number 8 sock tags. Unfortunately, they were existential desires that were … Continue reading Puma Boots & Sock Tags
Perching my posterior on a dining chair ready to commence today's prose, the whirring of power tools are my uninvited audio companion. This din not a consequence of my wife's new addiction to the Sky Pneumatic Drill channel on cable TV. No, this audible intrusion the result of my neighbour's ongoing conversion...... Thankfully, Karen only … Continue reading Unachievable Aspirations?
The old Penny-Farthing bicycle, Dennis Potter's play Pennies from Heaven, valuable stamp the Penny Black, along with old style amusement halls Penny Arcades all have one notable similarity - Monikers deriving from the centuries old British coin the penny. Today's reference of Britain's oldest coin a consequence of yesterday hearing that our copper coinage may … Continue reading See A Penny……
I'm penning today's narrative in a waiting area of a Leeds hospital's Bexley Wing. A consequence of accompanying my wife Karen during her four weekly receipt of oncological treatment. As I aimlessly type seeking inspiration for a 500+ worded monologue, Karen is sitting patiently poring through her current read. Due to the angle she's holding … Continue reading Book With The Orange Cover