Category Archives: thought

Appraising My Past

I mentioned a film recently where the lead character was incapable of expressing emotions in case of embarassment. I suggested this changed as i entered the workforce, but then I thought about appraisals and… I wasn’t bad at my job … Continue reading

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Thoughts On The Rain

The flowers, a riot of colours, Crinkle wrapped, Sit sentinel, gently rotting in the sun As a curtain of rain squalls across the tarmac, Pixelating the blossoms to abstract. Eyes turn skyward, Anticipating the rainbow, Mirroring the display, Now dank, … Continue reading

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Week Twenty-three: 2022

We went to the theatre last week to see Middle at the National. As the name suggests, it’s the middle play of three. We missed the Beginning or the Start or the Commencement (I’ve not checked) which didn’t seem to … Continue reading

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Week Twenty-Two: 2022

I went to the seaside. There was an element of memory-laning here, too as the destination – Broadstairs – is situated on the Kent coast. If you’re not familiar with British geography, imagine Britain is a kneeling man. Broadstairs would … Continue reading

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The Five Senses Of Blogging

My cousin in law Craig the Radio DJ is blind. Has been since birth. He also, like me, loves cricket. So every year we go, him soaking up the atmosphere while listening to the commentary. His enjoyment with one less … Continue reading

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Another Take Away

We watched a TV programme last night about the obesity crisis, looking for who to blame. Not sure there’s one person/group/department but what was interesting were some of the facts. They focused on the Mile End Road in east London, … Continue reading

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Word Optimism

The photos in this piece are from the recent wedding; there is a reason for that so read on. I read a piece today, quoting Susie Dent, who may be known to British readers as the wordsmith on the TV … Continue reading

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My Covid Conundrum #thoughtpiece

We’ve been going at this for weeks now. The lockdown rules, here in the UK are easing, though there are as many voices wanting more freedom as there are wishing we were still fully locked down. First June saw some … Continue reading

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The past is always tense, the future perfect #thoughts

I wrote this in 2014; not sure what prompted it then. A bit pretentious perhaps but not far from what I believe. The quote in the title is from Zadie Smith – clever woman, that. And it’s what I understand when … Continue reading

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Winged By Driving

  I lost part of a wing mirror the other day. The peril of narrow London streets and other careless drivers. I didn’t even realise it had been damaged until the next day. How stupid? And then my attempt to … Continue reading

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