Passing on

Queen Mother dies R.I.P. Kinda takes the edge off a very drunken BBQ. But in a good way, sort of, if you know what I mean.

Awful world

Safiya Husaini has been freed. However another woman now faces the same sentence of death by stoning. Unless her appeal is successful she will be stoned in eight months time once she has finished breastfeeding her baby. What kind of world do we live in? And is this the true face of Islamic law? Too…Continue reading Awful world


Poets May Lead the Publishing Revolution – not sure if I agree with this fully. I don’t see the lack of support for poetry by the ‘big guns’ being that a huge an issue, and whilst it will aid smaller specialist publishing companies I don’t think it could constitute a revolution. Still I’ve been wrong…Continue reading Viva!

What type are you?

My Enneagram Personality (via Julie via Zannah) Type 1: The Reformer. The rational, idealistic type. [ 1 ] Type 2: The Helper. The caring, nurturing type. [ -6 ] Type 3: The Motivator. The adaptable, success-oriented type. [ 0 ] Type 4: The Artist. The intuitive, reserved type. [ 11 ] Type 5: The Thinker.…Continue reading What type are you?

Friday Five

Friday Five 1. If you could eat dinner with and “get to know” one famous person (living or dead), who would you choose? Wow, just one? That’s a toughie – Martin Luther King Jnr.? Hitler? Margaret Thatcher? Robert F. Scott? Einstein? John Lennon? Ayn Rand? Arthur C Clarke? John Lennon probably. I think he would…Continue reading Friday Five


Windows iPod. Hmmmm, I’ll add a Firewire port to the spec of my new machine. Of course by the time I can actually afford a new PC, iPod will long since be dead and we’ll all have brain implants which will hold every song every created, and will automatically receive every new song recorded. All…Continue reading iPod

FOUND! – comes up trumps. Actually my friend Sal gets all the kudos, credits and a bottle of the very stuff I’ve been looking for, you da gal, Sal!!


Five little things that make me smile: 1. Birds singing in the early morning 2. The squirrel that visits our garden 3. Remembering the cafe in Spain 4. A bubbling brook or meandering stream 5. Watching her as she falls asleep.