I've recently returned from a visit to see my family back in Scotland, hence coming off the rails with my #NanoPoblano effort this month (sorry!) I think I needed the break to be honest. I haven't been back all year and between work and my charity projects I was keeping myself so busy I hadn't really … Continue reading Family Ties
Create a short story with dialogue based on exchanges you overhear between two people. - Writing 101 Prompt Goodbye Taunton. Thank you for your hospitality. Away from the station, as the train picks up speed, I'm treated to a glorious view: Somerset's fertile landscape stretches away on either side to the horizon. I'm looking back … Continue reading Sassy Weather
When I was little, I wanted to grow up to be a palaeontologist (and I knew how to spell palaeontologist without auto-correct) - in response to The Daily Post's prompt 'What you thought you'd be when you grew up' I've always been fascinated by dinosaurs for as long as I can remember. Many of my … Continue reading The boy who grew up
In response to The Daily Post prompt 'No Apologies', mine has to be You've Got Mail, starring Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks; a film where two polar opposites attract via the World Wide Web. Her: the sentimental owner of The Shop Around The Corner; a little old-fashioned bookstore full of heart. Him: the pragmatic son … Continue reading The Shop Around The Corner
In response to The Daily Post's weekly photo challenge: Ornate Can you tell this is a slow news day?
The last post mentioned language, so continuing in that vein I wanted to talk a little about another of my loves: sign language, and in particular sign-song. I'm admittedly rusty at the moment, however last year I was learning level 2 British Sign Language (BSL). I started learning sign language shortly before Lizzie and I … Continue reading Shake It Off
I find myself seeking calm lately. A little place of silence and stillness. A feeling of irritation and frustration has crept up on me, but from where I can't quite name. Maybe it's the busy London lifestyle or the usual frictions of being around other people (FYI other people are AWESOME - just not always). Whatever … Continue reading Oasis of Calm