Being a Bright Spark

During this Bank Holiday weekend, I set myself the challenge of entering the Shed and sorting out the contents, as my dear friend Barry, has been cathartically clearing out his own. As I am not one to not look the proverbial gift horse in the mouth, with open arms I welcomed important ‘stock’ from hisContinue reading “Being a Bright Spark”

Back on Bacon

“Alfie, would you like me to bring you a bacon roll for your lunch tomorrow?” asked Charlotte. Bacon? Did someone mention bacon? Now to be fair, someone only has to say something similar to bacon, like “are we back on for the weekend?” for my little ears to prick up and take notice. It mustContinue reading “Back on Bacon”

Being Loved

It’s five minutes to six in the morning. I know this because I’ve been awake for some time now and had to listen while the birds perform their morning dawn chorus. They always start at the first crack of sparrow’s fart and witter on for the next two hours extolling the virtues of their ownContinue reading “Being Loved”

Being Moist

There’s only one word for it in my vocabulary and that is Moist.  Although others might shy away from this five-letter word and do everything within their power to avoid saying it, there can be no real alternative, it is the genuine article, it is the real deal, it has to be Moist. Dew ladenContinue reading “Being Moist”

Being Completely Relaxed

In 1983, the British band, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, released ‘Relax’. With its throbbing rhythm, slapping baseline and pulsating synth chords, relaxation is not something that readily springs to my mind…. However, as we are all undergoing differing anxiety and stress levels while the present pandemic sweeps across the globe, Charlotte has suggested that, asContinue reading “Being Completely Relaxed”

Being Confined to Barracks

It’s been some considerable time now. Long enough for most of us to forget when it all began. The Great Confinement will undoubtedly become fabled like the stories of old, which started with the immortal line, “During the war…” and were swiftly followed by other such lines as… “Do you remember…”      “…the crispy bacon?…”       “…theContinue reading “Being Confined to Barracks”

Fear of the Unknown

Whenever we find ourselves in a new situation, an experience that we yet have to witness or an event we must endure, it is not uncommon to have that unsettling feeling – fear of the unknown. From time immemorial, since humans first crawled from caves to hunt and kill, to survive, we have been constantlyContinue reading “Fear of the Unknown”