Should have been ‘Day 1’ …


For a few weeks now, I have been considering writing a journal. Nothing too over the top, just a few lines every day. I've been told that writing things down, helps with memory and trying to remember things. May all be rubbish, but it may just work. So today was the day I was going … Continue reading Should have been ‘Day 1’ …

Should I, could I? …


Back in 2016, a few months before I retired I heard a rumour that my old school was going to have a reunion. This was to coincide with the ‘celebrations’ marking 50 years since the England football team actually won the World Cup. I asked the school friend that I mentioned in my last post … Continue reading Should I, could I? …

Blog editor trial – results are in …


Now here is where in time old fashion I should say “In no particular order …” but I shall resist the temptation. Instead I shall just list some of the ‘pros and cons’ of the applications I have tried.1. WordPress editor Positives: ease of use, built in, WYSIWYG, available on all my devices Negatives: formatting … Continue reading Blog editor trial – results are in …

All starting to get a bit real now …


Well, the confirmation I've been waiting for, came through on Friday morning. My boss emailed me first thing to tell me that my application for Early Retirement had been passed by the Corporate Panel. I am now all set to retire from full time employment on the 31st October. I may have mentioned this before, … Continue reading All starting to get a bit real now …

Having a moan and other things …


I’ve not posted for over a week now. I suppose it’s a combination of laziness and wanting to write a more substantial post. I did try, some time ago, to post every day. I think it lasted just over a week, before I began to struggle to say anything at all. So that fell by … Continue reading Having a moan and other things …

A Rant, A Query and a bit of a Moan


I’m going to start with a bit of a rant. I know I have mentioned this before, but I can knit. Not huge amounts of clothes but usually small crafty items, such as daffodils and hearts and the like. I’ve done it on and off since I as about 8 years old, and when I’m … Continue reading A Rant, A Query and a bit of a Moan

Just thinking out aloud …


I’ve had a WordPress blog account for a long time now. In fact looking back, it’s been almost ten years since my first post. There has been times when I have thought ‘…is it worth it…’ and ‘…who reads this…’ and there has been the odd time when I have just stopped writing for a … Continue reading Just thinking out aloud …

Writing prompts – this looks interesting …


For some time now I have struggled to get any kind of inspiration to write. Not just a blog post, but any kind of writing. It's not writers block as I understand it, it's just a lack of ideas. I've seen many places that will email you random words and/or subjects, but they don't seem … Continue reading Writing prompts – this looks interesting …

Been a poor blogging week …


Title says it all. It has been a poor week for my blog. As I mentioned last time, I have been on leave this week and other things have kind of taken over. For example, I re-painted the ceiling of our en-suite shower. Don’t ask how that went, suffice to say, it took all day. … Continue reading Been a poor blogging week …

Just write something …


For the past few weeks, I’ve have been trying figure out what I want this blog to be. What direction I want it to take. Should I have a theme? Should I write about something I know? Whilst I been thinking about this, I’ve also been looking up on the Internet about ‘what makes a … Continue reading Just write something …

Does the title count? – #writing 101


"There. It's done. One hundred word flash fiction" I said. "Err … actually … it's a hundred and four" he said, the smile spreading across his face. "Count them. A hundred and four." "No, there were ninety-eight until I added the two 'buts' and that made one hundred, exactly." It was my turn to smile. … Continue reading Does the title count? – #writing 101

Writing and Not Writing – #writing101


What do you do when you're not writing? How do you reset and return to this dashboard, refreshed? What do you need in your day-to-day life to maintain balance: Running? Yoga? Gardening? Painting? Cooking? Well I basically get on with life. Writing is something I do to fill a gap in the day, but it's … Continue reading Writing and Not Writing – #writing101

Sunday Write-Up – August 2015


This is for the August Sunday Write-Up. It's a couple of weeks late, but at least I eventually did it. It completely threw him. So much that he ended the call without saying anything. He had no idea why she would say something as stupid as "Hello handsome." I was not a voice he recognised, … Continue reading Sunday Write-Up – August 2015