Thursday 28 January 2021


Hello, dear readers!

And many apologies for my shocking lack of a blog post yesterday. This was a last-minute deferral of today’s offering. One due to an unexpected spike of stress that ended up completely derailing my more mellow afternoon plans and left me in a bit of a tizzy.

Necessity, however, is oft touted as the mother of invention, and I don’t think inconvenience can be too far behind it (the auntie of invention, perhaps?) because the extra time and the freshness of yesterday’s events have collided to alter and hopefully enhance my planned offering.

Let me explain.

Wednesday 20 January 2021

The New World

Hello, dear readers!

Timing, as they say, is everything.

There are days when I sit down to write my blog with nothing big to write about, Times when all is quiet, not just on the western front, but every single point of the compass.

This is not one of those days.

In fact, with amazing synchronicity, this very day is one which may well signal real and, with luck, lasting change. Today was the Day Donald Trump left the White House.

Now, it may have escaped our attention, but I’m not actually American. I don’t live there, either. So why should I, a lowly Brit, care who the American President is?

It’s a fair question.

Wednesday 13 January 2021

Query Time

Hello, dear readers!

Variety, they say, is the spice of life. I’m not sure which spice, exactly. Maybe it’s a good fruity chilli, or perhaps my all-time favourite, put it in everything I cook, go to, smoked paprika. I’m not sure, and it doesn’t really matter. The point is we all need a change of pace every now and then.

The reason I mention this is that I’ve noticed a definite theme emerging in these poor scribblings. A subject matter that reappears, again and again and again. Popping its head around the door of just about every post I’ve written in the last few months. For this post, I’ve sworn off that particular subject matter. I’m not going to mention what it is. That would be self-defeating. But It’s something which has affected us all since early last year and for many, redefined life as we know it. I’ll let you come to your own conclusions from there.

So here we go. A blog post, that’s not about that. A post which instead will head down the rabbit-hole of meta-commentary. Today I’d like to write about writing.

Wednesday 6 January 2021

Lock & Key

Hello, dear readers!

And welcome to the first blog post of 2021!

Yup, it’s a brand new year. A year full of hope and possibility. A year we can leave behind the horror-show of 2020 and move on to a brighter, less restrictive future.

As soon as we move out of lockdown, that is.