A friend dropped me a quick email to ask me how I was.... 'I'm good' I replied. At least that's what I thought I replied. A typing slip up, possibly freudian, meant that what what I actually replied was: 'I'm god'. Oh dear. I appear to be 'one 'o' short of humility'. (Is this akin to being 'several... Continue Reading →
The Unseen Umbilical Cord
Yesterday I was out for most of the day. I had made arrangements for the dog and checked the train times in advance. Cycling to the station I had a vague feeling I had forgotten something. On arrival my suspicion was confirmed: I had left my mobile phone at home. This really shouldn't have mattered. I... Continue Reading →
Dying to look Good on Blue Monday?
On the 'official' worst day of the year, just when we are (allegedly) all feeling as miserable at it's possible to feel the Daily Mail publish a shocking article (nothing unusual there then?). If your quick fix fantasy has ever been to have boob job, a face lift or a tummy tuck, then you should read this... Continue Reading →
Women Talk – often in ‘short-hand’
Well, yes, we do don't we? Whether or not this a good thing is all a matter of opinion. What has been shown is that girls develop the right side of their brains faster than boys and this leads to talking earlier. Little girls also prefer toys with faces, boys prefer brightly coloured blocks. Far be... Continue Reading →
‘Sit!’ ‘Pray!’ commanding my dog to pray…
This morning I confused my dog. For about a week now I have been listening to the New Testament on my ipod while I've taken Bobs for his half hour walk in the mornings. This morning we reached the story of the persistent widow, a story Jesus told to teach us to pray and not to... Continue Reading →
Learning to Breathe
I've been working on my breathing... You'd think that after a near half century of breathing, I'd have mastered it by now. Breathe in, breathe out. Inhale... exhale. The tricky bit is synchronising this action with the necessary front crawl actions of 'face in the water - exhale', then 'face out the water- inhale'. It's much... Continue Reading →
Does anyone else think New Year is an odd thing to celebrate?
Before it's way too late to make a final comment on New Year: I just need to get this off my chest. I think New Year is a really odd thing to celebrate! I simply don't get it. Why do we stay up to midnight to celebrate one day turning into another, one year into... Continue Reading →
New Year’s Day… and I’ve ‘lost’ Jesus
We stayed up to see the New Year in. My final thought before falling asleep was 'where is Baby Jesus? I haven't seen him since Christmas Day'. I was not having a profound religious musing in the early hours (although the clock was telling me it was 11 minutes past 1 on the 1/1/11 - so... Continue Reading →