The Damp Squib That Is 2022

My emergency break glass snack bag (which I hasten to add is formed entirely of yellow sticker purchases and cashback app freebies) has taken a serious battering this past month.  The more I think about eating better and starting to get out and start running again, the more I snack. I always have my snapping... Continue Reading →

Reblog: YouTube: J Mantzel

This is not a reblog for a specific post. This is a reblog for the YouTube channel J Mantzel. Jamie was on Ben Fogle's New Lives In The Wild and, give or take the computer games, is pretty much what I would be if dumped on an island. His thought processes make sense. His ability... Continue Reading →

Missing People

The UK Missing Persons Unit website is one of the most haunting websites I have ever looked at. On the site are approximately 570 cases of unidentified bodies found in the UK from 1966 to the present day. Many are homeless people. Many are suicides. Some are homicides. Some are parts of bodies. Many are... Continue Reading →

Forever Rent, But With Dreams

I have now been living in my flat here for two years and two months. It's the longest I have lived in one property since 2012. For the first time it's given me a sense of what it could be like to settle permanently. Not here of course, because I don't want to spend the... Continue Reading →

Some Thoughts On Nature

I've been thinking about how nature has changed since lockdown. I see more of it. I hear more of it. The Wood Pigeons strut down the road like they own the place. I can hear Blackbirds calling in the evening, hear the Swifts screeching overhead and listening to Goldfinches is a joy. Now every time... Continue Reading →

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