Fun, and heartache

I once heard an interview with the excellent Miriam Margolyes, where she was asked her opinion on the meaning of life. “Fun. And heartache” was her response. “That is the essence of life”. I feel like getting a T-shirt with this on, as it rings so true for me. The fullness of life is deep … Continue reading “Fun, and heartache”

Roar! How to build Gassy Duncan Firebreath, the bonfire-night dragon

I’m not sure if it’s obvious, but I REALLY like fun and making silly things.  Here is the story of Gassy Duncan Firebreath. Sunny project! 🙂 February 2016. Best mate Chris asks me to his 40th fireworks party. There is NOT to be a bonfire! What?!  Must fix this.  Decide I must make him a … Continue reading “Roar! How to build Gassy Duncan Firebreath, the bonfire-night dragon”

Anti-Audrey the unstyle icon

(First of all, apologies to those of you who are subscribed to email updates on my blog: for spamming you with 5 empty emails this week. I was practising writing a pooter program to upload poem scans and automatically post them, and I did it wrong. Sorry!) Take a look at this. This is my … Continue reading “Anti-Audrey the unstyle icon”

Too tired poetry

I’m flattened this week. Too many things going on with my show to even consider forming articulate and honest words that anyone else may be interested in.  So, I’m cheating and raiding my poetry collection for words that I wrote really quite some time ago. I hope you enjoy them, here you are, some of … Continue reading “Too tired poetry”

10 things to re-balance wonky brain chemistry

Sometimes you just have a crappity day. I had one yesterday. A sad wider-family bereavement left me feeling hollow for those closer family who were grieving. And some stuff happened which left me feeling like I was a needy, bitter, sad & unlovable annoyance. I’m prone to this, even though I know that much of … Continue reading “10 things to re-balance wonky brain chemistry”

Why I’m not giving anything up for Lent

The reason isn’t because I have the willpower of a gnat. Although that is true. I suffer from depression and grief. Or, I battle with it. That’s more accurate. Events of life made my soul fall in a hole a couple of years ago, and I’m still unable to climb out of it. But I’m … Continue reading “Why I’m not giving anything up for Lent”