The Giraffe of Life

Amid the laughter of Christmas night, with friends and children gathered around the kick starter funded family game “watch ya mouth”. Turning us one by one into characters usually seen in the animations of Wallace and Gromit we learned that it was possible to forget, to laugh and truly enjoy the moment and it was…

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Living in an earthquake

16.14, Thursday. 24 Nov 2017 “ Feeling a bit worse and more short of breath so about to have a Chest X-Ray. I will call you once I’ve seen it”   Colin I’m not sure if Id ever given serious contemplation to how my world could change suddenly from one minute to the next. I’ve seen…

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The For Fucks Sake Furrow (FFSF)

From across the road she saw it today. The FFSF The ‘nearly beat’ line of frustration bored between my eyebrows when its been “one of those mornings”.   The number 11 lines, the ‘for fucks sake furrow’, “that big knife cut in the middle of your head” (thanks for the line nephew.) I started to grin as…

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#itsnotokay

Its #notokay How’ve you been? Better than Donald Trumps Im guessing?  Depends on whose been grabbing your pussy maybe? Can you believe the gall of the Trumpkin? For most politicians that would have been it, career over. But no, its just locker room talk. That makes it ok does it? On Twitter @kellyoxford invited women to share their first experiences of sexual assault…

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See Me Roar, Watch me Crumble

The Ice Maiden – that was my nickname in years gone by, given to me by ambulance staff attending the Emergency department  (ED) I worked in near Liverpool (UK.)  I was clearly a dichotomy; as to most (not all) of the junior staff I was “one of the nice ones”. The Ice maiden (also wolf…

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