Category Archives: Blogging

And So To Bed…

To anyone who spends time here, I’ve decided that this August my daily blogging will become spasmodic. A change is as good as a rest they say. I’ll still do the odd prompt, I’m sure, and maybe the occasional review … Continue reading

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First Post #myfirstpostrevisited

I don’t know how long Sarah Brentyn has been writing compelling short fiction but ever since I started blogging and found flash fiction prompts I have been aware of her skills at short fiction.  She likes to dig deep, find … Continue reading

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Philosophically thinking #learnedfrommovies #THHGTTG

This post, from Sarah Brentyn, loped into my inbox today, a little bedraggled because my inbox was flooded and rather unannounced in truth. It is part of a blogathon, here offering a ‘things I learned from the movies’ meme and a … Continue reading

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H is for Hawksmoor and his boss; a homage to the builders of London’s churches #atozchallenge

Oranges and lemons, Say the bells of St. Clement’s. You owe me five farthings, Say the bells of St. Martin’s. When will you pay me? Say the bells of Old Bailey. When I grow rich, Say the bells of Shoreditch. When … Continue reading

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F is for the French and the Foreign #atozchallenge

The English are a mongrel race; given London is not, by some distance, situated in the cradle of humanity in Africa and we British are still 2% neanderthal (and I can think of a few who top that percentage by … Continue reading

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Heard the one about…?

There’s a thing going around. Not one of those snot-dribbly chest-like-an-out-of-date-yoghurt-carton thingummies but a fad. Or maybe a fab. I’m feeling emotionally dyslexic today – or toady. Yes that’s it I’m feeling toady. Anyhoos Judy Martin started it here with … Continue reading

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Honesty is the best policy?

I went to see ‘An Evening with David Sedaris’ on Sunday. For those who don’t know him, he’s an American, gay, Anglophile, litter hating, observational anecdotist cum raconteur. He’s also very funny. As I absorbed his thoughtful humour and sharp … Continue reading

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