The theatres are full, kids in the street. Musical laughter hits the right beat. Piano and guitar are played everywhere. Card games are usual for afternoon flair. Books fill the walls of houses and flats. Sport is played by every child with a bat. Languages learnt, skills mastered fast. Simple enjoyment, life is a blast. […]
Here we go again. “Pick a modern appliance and write about what life would be like without it (It never existed or no longer works).” Ermmmm. OKAY. This is a tough one. I remember the time when many things we have now didn’t exist. Mobile phones, computers, printers, streaming devices, kindles or microwaves. My grandmothers […]
Seems like many people break their word, politicians, stars, partners, kids, parents, leaders, friends. Does anyone still keep a promise, what constitutes a promise? “I will give schools more money if you vote for me?” Is that a promise, a pledge or just something flippant said to get our attention? What is a promise and […]
I was thinking today how unfair it is that writers have to go cap in hand to everyone in this business, begging to be seen, to be read, to be acknowledged. We spent more time trying to promote ourselves than we do actually writing. Publishers either reject us or in some cases try to scam […]
This is a piece about me and my daughter. I am always saying “I keep my promises.” I always do my best to keep that promise to myself. This is a piece about when I failed, or almost failed. My daughter asked me if she could have Goofy at her sixth birthday party, Goofy was […]
Another Monday another challenge. “Write about a promise you made, did you keep it?” Ok, sounds like quite a personal challenge. Might be a short memoir rather than a full story. Who knows? Good luck to all who want to try this one.
It’s hard work this. Blogging takes up so much time. Not the writing, the promoting. Anyone wants to share the link on twitter or anything please feel free. I hope those of you following are enjoying the pieces and that some of you enjoy putting a little something on yourself at times. Any bloggers out […]