East Leeds Locutions

Monday proved to be a rather unspectacular day for yours truly. Waking to heavy rainfall, the low level grey stratus clouds hung around LS15 throughout daylight hours. A fitting metaphor for my mood - Spirits that weren't even lifted by the midday arrival of my latest self-published book of blog excerpts. My 23rd tome, titled … Continue reading East Leeds Locutions


One of the groups I follow on social media is Viz Comic. This the Facebook electronic channel of comic that's been available to buy in newsagents for ages. I could google the exact date it came into publication, but I don't envisage your that interested so I won't bother...... If you are, google it yourself, … Continue reading Vis-a-Viz

Fiction Becoming Fact

This morning, Facebook memories felt moved to remind me three years ago today I printed off 360+ pages of A4 paper containing a tome I penned in spring 2010. Not the most ecologically friendly of undertakings on my part, however, at that time hubris fed a need to possess paper copies of yours truly's art. … Continue reading Fiction Becoming Fact

Celebrity Shoes

As I seek inspiration for today's topic, in the lounge my missus is glued to the broadcast of ITV's daytime show Lorraine on our gogglebox. While Dundee's finest Lorraine Kelly is on her summer sabbatical, the presenting of showbiz gossip, fashion and practical recipes to con your kids to eat their greens is the capable … Continue reading Celebrity Shoes

Do I Cajole or Encourage?

Sunday 13th May - This morning, I was part of a team of marshals supporting the Leeds Half Marathon. A cathartic experience where, in our world of seemingly constant negativity, the determination, stoicism and tenacity of it's participants went towards restoring some faith in humanity. My marshalling station was located on Kirkstall Road, around 2 … Continue reading Do I Cajole or Encourage?

Ditch of Despair

Tuesday 1st May - Met up with friend and ex-colleague this morning. For 20 years we stood side by side in the metaphorical trenches of IT Incident Management - For a number of reasons, March 2014 was the last time we were comrades in arms. I've no intention of elaborating on those reasons, other than … Continue reading Ditch of Despair

Alas Poor Yorick!…. He’s Done His Tibia, Boss!

"Break a leg!" - Unorthodox words of support aimed at thespians prior to them taking the stage. A superstition adopted after it was deemed to be bad luck to wish an actor "Good luck!" pre-performance. Traditional well meaning felicitations utilised to bode 'luvvies' a successful performance. Although 'break a leg' is used exclusively within the theatre world, … Continue reading Alas Poor Yorick!…. He’s Done His Tibia, Boss!