I Need To Get Back To Climbing

I was chatting with this girl the other day (online) and she asked me what my hobbies were. I had a total mind blank when she asked that question – footie, pub with my mates, cinema, every now and then something random like a board games night or video games. When I was younger, I…

Fairy Tale Dross

I’ve been working on a manuscript (belonging to another writer) which I am not enjoying one bit. I can tell the publishing agency I work for are putting their money on people wanting to read more fantasy – escapism. Only, this story is the most numb-skulled fairy tale dross I have read. I was reading…

Spend Or Save?

I am grateful for the training on money my parents – mainly my dad – gave me. When I first started working part-time, Dad made out that now I was an age where I ought to start contributing to the household, so all my wages went to him. I did not view those wages as…

Inauguration Day

I have never been interested in an inauguration in my life, and I am not all that interested in this one. However, I am sort of nervous. Those scenes at Capitol told me the depth of strong feelings in the USA right now on their issues. For the sake of humanity, I hope today goes…

What Do I Want Out Of Life?

I thought I would start this blog in connection with work, but it has turned into more of a journal or something. I’ve never kept a journal – that’s for either hormonal teenage girls or for jungle-trekking explorers. But 2020 just pushed me and a lot of other people into being alone much more often…

That’s Just Weird

I have watched all the Indiana Jones films before. probably several times. But it has been a while. a good few years. So on Saturday night when I noticed that “The Last Crusade” was on telly, I grabbed a beer and made myself comfy on the settee. But halfway through I picked up on a…

Don’t Look Back In Anger

Our challenge for Song Lyric Sunday today: January 17, 2021 – DJ (title of song must start with the letter D or J). Time to spin a track from Oasis – how about “Don’t Look Back In Anger”? One of their best tracks if you ask me. This was a confident time for these lads….

Grumpy Old Git

They are not the words I would use to describe my Grandfather. He used to say that about himself. The truth is he was the opposite. He was forever chuckling and teasing my Nan. He was always busy. He joined every club in his town and made a lot of mates who used to pop…