(thoughts on) Life

(thoughts on) Life

“Life, don’t talk to me about life.” Marvin, the Paranoid Android Whenever I say the word ‘life’ this quote invariably trudges to mind. And yet … My life is good, I have cake and coffee, a lovely home, great friends, wonderful...
release the weight

release the weight

Background info… I’m not a very disciplined person. So when faced with the deliciousness of cake and other tastiness I rarely say no. However my weight was never a problem until a few years of studenthood plus a bad back meant the pounds started creeping...
Forgiveness

Forgiveness

A thorny issue, this forgiving business. I can’t speak for other faiths but I know from my upbringing that christians are taught that to forgive is divine. Yet how many of us approach divinity? My experience has shown me that I am able to forgive … to a...
Fear has no hold over me

Fear has no hold over me

Sitting in a Starbucks, thinking about fear. It’s a strange thing is fear, it tugs at your sleeve constantly as a reminder that you’re talentless, imperfect, a blight that the perfect tolerate with amusement. Fear transforms those dreams that come to you...
At the Allotment

At the Allotment

Scene: An allotment, somewhere in the north of England.  Two elderly gardeners are leaning on their forks and talking.  Albert have you seen the size of his marrows over there? Wilf ay, they’re coming on grandly Albert he sez he’s got some special fertiliser for them...