No Dance with the Devil Yet

October 19, 2016

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Picture courtesy of globalnews.ca

This happened to me earlier this morning and it was a close call indeed. A yawn as I awake in darkness Thinking on the weekend ahead The city of Dreaming Spires A light to guide my week I mount my bike Peddle power keeping me fit The ride fresh as the sun rises Good to […]

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To Brexit or not to Brexit, that is the question…

June 22, 2016

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EU Referendum Vote Picture courtesy of the BBC

Tomorrow, I, along with the rest of the UK will go to the polls to either vote to Remain as part of Europe or Leave and go it ‘alone’ in the EU Referendum. As with the Scottish indyref of 2014, one side tells us one thing whilst the other tells us another without being clear […]

Blood Over the Rainbow

June 19, 2016

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I wrote this last week in response to the terrible tragedy in Orlando People excitedly prepare Ready for their night out to party Of what’s to come they’re unaware Will anybody ever be truly free? Happy faces went out that night But not for long sad to say For their was a monster out of […]

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One Drop

May 8, 2016

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Squirrel drinking a Guinness courtesy of Guinness.com

Not one drop Did I miss Not one drop Did pass my lips Not one drop Of beautiful Guinness But one drop Wouldn’t go amiss… *Note: And yes, I am sure I have had a drink with this Squirrel at some point or three?

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Broken Souls

March 28, 2016

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Picture courtesy of campushealth.unc.edu

By the sea he should be today A friend he wished to see and with play But fickle fate intervened And left them all in disbelief Taken was one they loved Gone to the sky, to the great pub Where he’ll be with those gone before But left as he emotions raw Now those left […]

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A Cruel Fate by Lindsey Davis book review

January 13, 2016

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A Cruel Fate by Lindsey Davis courtesy of Quick Reads

The Storyline We start the story with a bookseller getting caught in the middle at the beginning of the English Civil War of 1642-1651, four months after the war started between the Roundheads and Cavaliers. Martin Watts is taken captive for trying to protect books from being burned and ends up in Oxford Castle gaol […]

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And the Stars Look Very Different Today

January 11, 2016

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David Bowie as Ziggy Stardust Picture credit unknown

Woke to the news that a Starman was taken away Heard him in my Absolute Beginner days Ziggy Stardust and his Spiders from Mars How Changes mere made throughout his past He sang about Modern Love and China Girl Let’s Dance he said, how we did twirl Is there Life on Mars he wanted to […]

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