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You don’t get to be my age without learning a few hard lessons in life. Granted, I’m (only) 52, but given the fact I am weirdly accident prone, who knows whether today I might trip over a rollerskate and puncture my jugular on a drinking straw? In case […]

Attack #435

I’m not sure if any of you are aware of it or not, but there is a war going on in The Castle these days. It has been raging for months, actually, but since I am not particularly fussed by six-legged creatures, I have not felt it necessary […]

The Gilded Wood

There are wonders to be found In a gilded wood Damp in melted frost, Awash with ancient sunshine, Alive with the chattering rush of squirrels, The honking goose, Birdsong of a thousand melodies, The subtle crunch of damp leaves And hidden bogs of sucking mud. My breath rises […]

Blaze of Glory 2017

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. – Albert Camus I’ve a streaming head cold today… but this did not stop me from pulling over to take a quick stroll through Hodgemore Woods. We have had the most gorgeous autumn here in Buckinghamshire, with […]

Fallacy

The gold-eyed serpent JEALOUSY (Author and architect of fallacy) Hears what she wishes, Seeks proof to her claims, Fashions guilt from innocence, Slanders. Maims. Reputations lie wounded. She has blood in her teeth – She bites at scabs And licks underneath. She is right and correct To rip […]