Literature

Revolution

Another go at a bit of fanciful poetry. It imagines a time in the summer of 2019 when the government, mired in scandal and indecision, is on the verge of collapse after giving in to [more…]

Biography

Angling

Joseph Penstock was my mother’s father. He was a great man who died far too early. He was wise, funny and generous and I never remember seeing him really angry.  He was a small businessman [more…]

Literature

Homeland

Homeland It’s just after lunchtime on a day in early February, the capital is bathed in bright sunshine but the breeze, from the east, is chilling to the bone. We can see; An office in [more…]

Literature

Hate

Hate There are many ways to make a good living If you don’t really care what you do You can use acid to hijack a moped If that’s what does it for you You could [more…]

European Union

Leave

In June 2016 the British people took the momentous decision to leave the European Union. They took this decision based on their true feelings and their belief, in my opinion, that the EU has gone [more…]

Arts

Sheds

As I get older I find myself, more and more, thinking about how different life was in the 1950’s and 60’s and also how, through the eyes of  a child, things seemed so very simple. [more…]

Literature

Machine

  Hidden deep in the bowels of the ABBC There’s a locked bolted door that very few see This portal’s not remarkable in a noticeable way Ask “what’s behind there”, “I don’t know” they’ll say [more…]