Being self aware is basically being continuously perplexed by your own contradictions.
The mysterious city of Edinburgh just gets better with every visit. It has been the muse for many authors in the past and will for many in the future. Here is a little poem that the city inspired me to write . . .It had been years since I had left home . . . … Continue reading A Trip to Edinburgh: A Poem
A sleepless night after a stressful night at work and a 5am start is not how I wanted October to start . . . but if I can kick today's butt, I can beast the month! Take it away Michael Rosen . . .
A bit of a different blog post today, but a blog post nonetheless. I haven't written anything since the 6th of September and here is a somewhat cryptic explanation of one of the (many) reasons why . . . I want to enjoy new relationships without the constant worry that it's all going to go … Continue reading Raggie Rants
For the last seven years, on the first weekend in September, Morecambe seafront has gone back in time; with its residents dusting off those retro jackets and visitors from all around the UK wearing their very best vintage attire. Classic car owners polish their retro rides and take a drive to the seaside to show … Continue reading Vintage By The Sea
The tagline of my blog is "expert ostriching", which I know is not very clear to people, but it is something that one of my best friends once said to me about our amazing ability to procrastinate over absolutely everything. Like ostriches, we bury our heads in the sand and instead of doing fifteen minutes … Continue reading Writers Procrastination
Morecambe gets a bad rap for many reasons. It is one of those British seaside towns that was once a grand holiday destination, but when holidays abroad became accessible to the working class, it was quickly forgotten about. Buildings became abandoned, theme parks were left to rot and all that was left of the magnificent … Continue reading A Bookish Day Off in Morecambe
I know I would hate to suddenly realise at eighty years old that I haven't lived my own life. That I haven't always searched for ways to improve myself and to become a kinder person. That you have spent your whole life living by someone else's perception of how you should live. Blowing an entire … Continue reading When I am Old
I was talking to a friend tonight who was telling me that he was struggling to find the motivation to do anything good for himself at the moment. I tried to offer some advice until I realised that I had also fallen into the same habitual state of working and then wasting away in front … Continue reading Ending Procrastination
I am finding myself sitting in bed on a Tuesday night, after two days of calling to work "sick", contemplating whether I can pull myself together enough to go in tomorrow morning. A month ago I was stressed and borderline depressed at my unemployment situation. Now, I am stressed with my employment situation. I was … Continue reading A Little Lost