I didn't expect the next instalment of 'outwitted by words' to be my own faux pas, but I'm not one to pass up an opportunity to laugh at myself so here goes. I was playing a board game at a friend's house the other day, called 'Five Second Rule.' You have to name three things … Continue reading Outwitted by Words #2
Have I mentioned that I adore words? Specifically English ones. (I'm sure words in other languages are equally wondrous, but I don't know any of them thus I'm naturally biased.) You can do anything with words: excuse, pretend, explain, enlighten, deceive, emote ... Words have the power to create whole new worlds, if you want … Continue reading Outwitted by Words #1
I've no great fondness for sheep beyond how they taste with mint sauce, Though in winter it's quite nice to have to hand a good woolly jumper, of course. I suppose some people like their milk, and it's cute the way lambs leap about, And I concede I've sung "Little Bo Peep" more times that I can count. Other than that I am … Continue reading Saviour of Sheep
By day he was a gentleman, all good and rich and proper, He wore the latest fashions – a sartorial show-stopper. He could handle well a curricle, ride his stallion at full speed, He attended church on Sundays and all but pissed Noblesse Oblige. His house was grand, his fortune large, he was, in all, … Continue reading Mr Darcy: Superhero
It's staring at me, as though I just knocked it's drink out of its hand at a bar and have refused to buy it another one - asking me if I want a fight? Er, no thank you. I'd quite like to make friends actually. Sadly, after four years of learning the hard way, I … Continue reading The Blank Page
Fuzziness and grumblinoss, Snifflinky bungedup snozenges, Snortingy sniffinuss sneezeburgers, I've lost the Strepsil lozenges.
I've torn a leaf from my diary, And used it to make a list, Of things I've to do on the morrow, Of things that are not to be missed. But what of the page that was torn out? When I get there, what will be gone? On that day I could have been writing, … Continue reading To do, or not to have done