Category Archives: Life

Such A Wantwit Sadness

Of late I have felt that language is extremely unsuitable when it comes to conveying the complexity of intertwined emotions. This is no revelation to me, I have long since believed words are at best vague, shabby interpretations of the … Continue reading

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Thirteen weeks ago my isolation began; that’s three months; an entire planetary season. News today came that the government has totally ceased pretending to care about the medically vulnerable, or anyone, because they’re effectively saying we can all go back … Continue reading

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Lock, Stock and Twelve Smoking Thursdays

This is the twelfth Thursday of lockdown. Count them. You can use your toes if necessary. Sure, I’ll wait… …see, twelve of the buggers. How in hell have I crawled through so many weeks in isolation? By inventing a completely … Continue reading

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The Life of Birds

After days and days of very warm sunshine the weather has turned more grey, less warm. Yesterday it rained which gardeners up and down the land will no doubt be grateful for but the rain, coupled with the fact that … Continue reading

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June Oh

June is not busting out all over; it is anxiously walking on the opposite side of the road from any other months, clad in a mask that would make an early-90s raver envious, washing its hands every ten minutes. Because … Continue reading

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Cry Havoc

I’m not a fan of the Conservative Party here in an increasingly disunited kingdom of not very great any more Britain. Never have been and my expectations of the current crop when it came to dealing with the viral pandemic … Continue reading

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Oh No, Not Again

Looking up from having been looking down, I notice that Thursday is lumbering towards a conclusion. I grin, but a thin-lipped sort of grin that I reserve for moments when I might as well have just realised one of my … Continue reading

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In Two Hundred Millimetres, Turn Left

Oh hello, you caught me right in the middle of the absolutely nothing I’ve been doing for nine weeks. I’ll just wash my hands. And burn my clothes. And hide any SatNav evidence I may have been to visit Dominic … Continue reading

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Understood, José

If you wanna break eggs you got to make an omelette. Those are the rules I just invented. Well, the single rule. It might be different if you’re married or in a relationship but that’s the single rule. I broke … Continue reading

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Leg End

I’ve had an advance preview of the weekend and I must say it’s looking really good for all those who like being at home and eating eggy bread while staring at their socks. But wait, what’s this? I haven’t got … Continue reading

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