“Don`t need your approval, your safety in numbers,
You stay in your team, I don`t care enough, to share your dream.”

Hi, Larks, time has run away with me this evening. Funny how that happens. For once, I was home on time, rather than staying late / playing catch up at the office. With folk keen to get away early for the weekend, the chance for a spot of serious thinking time can’t be ignored. Sometimes, said thinking is even work related. 😉 So, the kiddie-winks are tucked up in bed and the dog’s been walked. Both of us are just about dry following my lack of planning to take a coat, but it was only a brief shower. Now, to the business of blogging! 🙂 Middle of the Road Monday night saw the second part of Grayson Perry’s In the Best […]

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“You can’t hide it you might as well embrace it.
So believe me it’s not easy.
It seems that something’s telling me…”

Hello again, Unlike last week’s Friday failure, I’m going to give myself a little more leeway by writing something up earlier in the day. If that’ll help improve the quality, well, it’s too early to tell 🙂 These last few days have been fairly quiet and as I’ve said before, that’s not necessarily a bad thing. I don’t mind reading or watching drama, but given the choice, I’d rather avoid the less than jolly type. Oh, I suppose I should mention the Jubilee to keep this topical eh? Right, that’s that done. What else? 😉 Oh yes, the pre-Jubilee School Trip I went on, the kids sent thank you letters to the parents who helped keep an eye on them. I […]

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“Open up your eyes,
You can’t turn back the tide.”

Hi, Another weekly post eh? 😉 Funny, I had a collection of things I wanted to talk about, yet now, as I sit here typing, they’ve all scurried away to hide within the proverbial shadows. (Ed: temporal time distortion approaching team…. Yes, Lynn did write this bit earlier 😉 ) If I look to my right and out of the window, I can see rolling hills, the near empty branches of trees and some rather bushy connifers. The sun’s spilling out a warm golden light to the day and yet when I track up to the sky, it seems cold. Other than the exercise of description and a push to get me to actually type something, the above seems fairly indicative […]

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“T.G.I.F”

Hi, Not so long ago, the conversation at a Chams do swung around to blogging. I think it may be been Rebbecca who asked: when do you find time to write? The short answer is as and when. Of course, being a blogger, a short answer strictly won’t do…. 🙂 Since my teen years, I’d frequently have a scrap of paper/notebook and obligatory pen too. Back then, I’d get ideas for a story, a joke (sometimes slight amusing) or an idea for a computer game or RPG. Now, the ideas tend to be for a blog post or a short story. An item of conversation or unusual circumstance will occur and a small invisible light bulb (Ed: no, I don’t […]

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“Life in a Northern town…”

Hello again dear reader, I hope all is well with you and yours. Time for another post in the old blog! The week’s been a little busier than usual, mainly due to the Ever Lovely Mrs Jones being away for a while. So, yeah, I was house husband for a bit. While it was a little difficult in places – clearly I’m not quite as with it as my ego would suggest – it was very rewarding. I mean the main thing is the chance to spend a decent amount of time with the kids. There was a fair bit of dog walking, some baking, a bit of Plasticine monster mash (don’t ask) and we were sorted. Anyways, the ELMJ […]

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“And every kid on the whole damn street,
Was gonna make it big and not be beat.”

Hiya, There are days when ideas for a post, or perhaps even just something to talk about, come thick and fast. The thing is though, it’s not so much the raw generation of ideas…. well, actually, that’s not 100% true and I dare say that if you’re like me, you look out of the window, sigh to yourself and wonder how you’re going to fill the white space of the input form. Okay, moving on from that, if I do have something to discuss, it’s how to start it. Sometimes I get hung up on just saying hello, whereas other times – like now – a stream of consciousness bursts forward to fill the t’interwebs with fluff live and direct […]

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