Sunglasses Are Optional

Today, this blog reached a huge milestone with 500 of you following little old me. I never envisaged reaching 10 followers, let alone the current figure - so thank you, to each and every one of you. I'm humbled that so many of you have given me a second thought, and clicked that follow button.... Continue Reading →

Remembering The Fallen

With paint sprayed from tins onto a church exterior, in the former mining village of Moor Row in West Cumbria, artists from The Colourful North have created a wonderfully patriotic display for all passers-by to see. The painting depicts a lone first world war soldier, standing to attention as the sun sets over fields of... Continue Reading →

Banned For Being Political

As part of its festive campaign, the UK discount supermarket Iceland struck a deal with Greenpeace to rebadge an animated short film featuring an orangutan and the destruction of its rainforest habitat at the hands of palm oil growers. Clearcast, the body responsible for vetting adverts before they are broadcast to the public, said it... Continue Reading →

A Phantom Of Delight

She was a phantom of delight When first she gleamed upon my sight; A lovely Apparition, sent To be a moment's ornament; Her eyes as stars of Twilight fair; Like Twilight's, too, her dusky hair; But all things else about her drawn From May-time and the cheerful Dawn; A dancing Shape, an Image gay, To... Continue Reading →

The Drinking Song

A couple of years ago, I was DJ, producer and general dogsbody of an online radio station that I'd set-up. The station was short-lived, but it did attract a few thousand listeners daily. Sadly, I had to give it all up when Microsoft removed all stations from their Media Player, making it virtually impossible to... Continue Reading →

A Photo A Week

In an attempt to break free from the rut I've found myself in with regards to photography, I'm going to push myself to take a photo a week, and share with you all on here. I'll begin this endeavour on Wednesday. The photo's will be a mix from my DSLR and my Phone. I'll highlight... Continue Reading →

The Grinch

Here in the UK, on the 9th November, Dr. Seuss' The Grinch hits cinema screens, and recent advertising of the movie has brought back some fond memories for me. Back in 2015, when I was still involved in the local political scene, I was asked if I would like to help the fledgling Whitehaven Town... Continue Reading →

A Little Girl Lost

Children of the future age, Reading this indignant page, Know that in a former time Love, sweet love, was thought a crime. In the age of gold, Free from winter's cold, Youth and maiden bright, To the holy light, Naked in the sunny beams delight. Once a youthful pair, Filled with softest care, Met in... Continue Reading →

Hurricane Oscar

The County of Cumbria has currently got a Yellow Weather Warning in place, and is being drenched with heavy rain from former Hurricane, Oscar. And while we do have 70 mph winds associated with the storm, they are nowhere near the Category 2 winds that affected Bermuda in the Atlantic, a few days ago. This... Continue Reading →

Should I Buy A Treadmill?

For a little while now, I've been contemplating buying a treadmill so that I've no excuse in not running when the weather is poor. I know I could suck it up, and run in the pouring down rain, but where is the fun in that? Plus, how'd I run while holding an open umbrella? 🀭... Continue Reading →

Cuckoo Councillors

In recent weeks, I've been getting the blame for something I haven't done by a group of local Councillors. And to be honest, I don't care, because their own inner thought processes are messing with their extremely fragile minds. It's not the first time I've been blamed for something by them, and probably not the... Continue Reading →

Once In A Generation Decision

I've been enraged of late, due to what's happening with Brexit. It's turning out to be a massive mess, when it doesn't need to be. Have our politicians never heard of KISS? Take for example the Irish border issue, which could result in a hard exit from the EU. When I visit a neighbour, I... Continue Reading →

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