Waiting for the Tree and Being Creative

I can't wait. I'm one of those people who can't keep the grin off their faces come Christmas time. I've celebrated Christmas all over the globe, and I have fond memories of all of them, indiscriminately. There were the times when I used to decorate the tree under the watchful eye and witty direction of …

Tales from the Roaring Water Bay #1

It's 15.45 and I'm gazing out over the cliff at the Roaring Water Bay. Why did the Irish call it that? I can't see any roaring water. In fact, the only roaring around here is the result of the gentle coastal breeze. The North Atlantic seems pretty peaceful from where I'm standing, in the doorway …

Writers and Writing – Take Five

Believe it or not - it's sunny! Yes, the three consecutive months of rain have actually rained themselves out. Today we've had sunshine. So, naturally, all lawn enthusiasts laboured over their mowers - the sound of hiccuping, splutteringĀ motors filled the land for well over twelve hours. It's finally quiet now, but it is 8 pm …

They Should Be Banned! – June Issue

Hello, my friends. Yes, I know June is gone. But that's no reason for skipping a good opportunity to have a moan behind its back. So, without further ado, I'll celebrate the month of June by kicking another annoyance in outer space, thereby adding enough scrap to the already floating rubbish out there that not …

Writers and Writing – Take Three

Relaxing again, and thinking of... well... writing. Here is what amused me today, mostly because I recognise a grain of truth in there, somewhere. I'm the kind of writer that people think other people are reading. (V. S Naipaul) There's no such thing as writer's block. That was invented by people in California who couldn't …