Unachievable Aspirations?

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?

Filling In The Blanks

Friday 11th May - When I woke I'd not much planned for my day. Conspicuous by it's presence, the white space from my old school paper diary forlornly stared back at me - It's chaste pages bereft of itinerary. As it was, my morning was anything but empty. If it had been pre-planned in my … Continue reading Filling In The Blanks

Basking In The Glory

Sunday 6th May - In Friday's narrative The Last Ship I penned a parody review of Sting's theatre production of the same name. A thought-provoking drama infused with music manifesting from the creatively fertile mind of the ex-Police frontman. Within the monologue of this offering I omitted to mention that during a former life Sting taught … Continue reading Basking In The Glory

Defrosting The Da Vinci Code

Tuesday 24th April - I'm Bexley Wing in situ, sitting on a waiting room sofa adjacent to my wife. Our attendance at the Leeds hospital wing necessitated by her appointment for monthly oncology treatment. Patients left and right aren't clowns and jokers - Although we are 'stuck in the middle'*** of patients and their brood. … Continue reading Defrosting The Da Vinci Code


Saturday 21st April - Yesterday, a scattering of my dad's ashes were mixed with the potting compost of two azaleas bought in his memory. A big fan of the shrubs that thrive in acidic soil, we thought it a fitting tribute for our late family head. My siblings and mother plan a similar homage to … Continue reading Blindsided

A Pizza The Action

Sunday 15th April - Yesterday, the missus and I returned the upstairs chambers back to some semblance of tidiness, following the upheaval caused by the week's decorating. A frustrating seven days or so where I couldn't locate stuff due to errant piles of clothing, inaccessible drawers and furniture road blocks in various rooms. I also … Continue reading A Pizza The Action

Devil in Carnation

Tuesday 10th April - Today's 'to do' list includes applying another coat of emulsion, along with the woodwork glossing in the master bedroom. Yesterday, I put the inaugural coat of Dulux's Natural Calico onto the chambre walls. A neutral dark cream colour with its roots in magnolia shadings, it's a step up elegance wise from … Continue reading Devil in Carnation