Someone stole my bike the other day. Right from under where we live. The security gate had broken and before I had worked this out someone went in and helped themselves to my pride and joy, a classic 1980's Raleigh Team Banana. Yeah that's a thing. My ex had bought it for me a few… Continue reading Silver linings
The world, life, it's very complicated. So take a week or two and get away. Take time to watch the sun rise and set, to watch the stillness of the hillside in the heat of the day. Meditate on the simple beauty of the world around you and one by one the layers start to… Continue reading It’s still you, beneath it all
I'm sat at my desk, tapping away at my laptop, a sentence that itself would have probably got you arrested back in my childhood. That statement could not have meant anything normal back in the early seventies, a time you may you remember, when smoking was still cool, and a celebrity was, well someone with… Continue reading Music and Time Travel
It’s a cliché I know, but very relevant non-the-less. Kids really don’t come with any instructions. Sure, there are lots of carefully written books about parenthood, and there is always an abundance of well-wishers offering you friendly advice, but as all new parents will know it adds up to very little in reality at times. … Continue reading Kids don’t come with an instruction manual.
Since I was a little boy I have always wanted to travel in space. Hours spent staring into the night sky from my bedroom window, dreaming of moving between the stars, walking on other planets and meeting new life forms. For me there could be no more exciting thing. Of course I am older now,… Continue reading The Starship Planet Earth
As the saying goes, ‘Beauty is in the eye of the beholder’. As I have experienced life, the relevance of this has become more and more obvious to me. Yes, when we are talking about superficial things such as the external appearance of a human being, beauty is very subjective, two people will seldom agree… Continue reading Abstract Beauty
Sleep has been my focus this week, or lack of sleep to be more accurate. I have done my best to convince myself that sleep is an unnecessary waste of life, and time is much better spent awake. To be honest I am still of that opinion. That said though there is the matter of… Continue reading Remembering the dream state…..
As I have been thinking about sleep this week I thought I would elaborate on the subject. The past few days have been particularly difficult for sleep. Both the boys have got colds, the nasty lingering types, all snotty and full of head cold, and the boys coughing most of the night. My eldest is prone to… Continue reading More about sleep
Preface: I wrote this blog about 4 years ago now. It all still rings true, but life changes, has changed, is changing. For a start my little baby Oscar is now a robust 5 year old, his brother 6. My wife and I, well lets say some things went wrong and I now have the… Continue reading Who needs sleep anyway?
In a follow up to my blog on friends, I feel there are some things to say about family. Actually if we pause for breath we all know there are a lot of things to say about family, but I’m trying not to be specific. So here is my generic take on the subject. The… Continue reading Family.