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 […]
Hi there! I am an American who washed up on the shores of England over 25 years ago. I decided that if my life is an open book anyway, I better start writing some of it down before I get too old to remember that I enjoyed most of it. And if I can make you choke on your bagel or snort coffee out your nose from time to time, I feel I have succeeded in my mission here. Someone has to do it. Welcome to the comedrama dust bath that is my life...
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
There comes a day in the life of every chicken owner when they realise that the rumours they have heard circulating for years are, in fact, true. Those whispered comments and raised eyebrows one received when regaling her friends with tales (always wildly fascinating) of severed fingers and […]