Weekly Writing Challenge: Characters. In all my long life I have never, ever met anyone quite like him. A Londoner born and bred with the East End sense of humour that never fails and `h`s` that disappear willy-nilly unless he`s singing a hymn or a song (I always wonder why they appear then). Shortish, roundish, […]
To misquote (ever so slightly) the immortal words of our national hero – Horatio Nelson. I`m now going to quote the poem `Humpty Dumpty` by Kit Wright Humpty Dumpty had a bad summer Humpty Dumpty`s spring was a bummer Humpty`s winter was not good at all But Humpty Dumpty HAD A GREAT FALL! Well not […]
Daily Prompt: Sweet Sixteen. At sixteen we are asked to say what we thought our world would be and then whether or not it turned out that way. At sixteen I was very self-assured (drama classes possibly contributed to this). I was working in a solicitors office in Oxford Circus – in the West End […]
Daily Prompt: In a Crisis. So how do I react in a crisis – coolly, calmly and collectedly. When my two boys had accidents (and they had some pretty bad ones because they were very adventurous – witness once I had to pull the metal brake lever out of my young son`s inner thigh when […]
Daily Prompt: Quote Me. This is my favourite quote and I believe it is a Sufi saying – it hits hard and reminds me how fortunate I am when I am tempted to feel sorry for myself. I cried because I had no shoes until I saw a man who had no feet.
Daily Prompt: Flawed. Today we are asked to spill the beans and `fess up to our worst quality … hmm to an eternal optimist and uncritical (of myself) soul like me this is going to be tough. [pause for thought] and on making a slight correction to the sentence above I hit upon it – […]
The late father-in-law of an old friend of mine used to infuriate him by saying `The night`s are drawing in …` as Autumn approached. Another one of his sayings was `It stands to reason …` and, although I never met the man in question, I believe there was nothing about him that was reasonable. George […]