36: Love Is

What is love, if not that feeling of elation experienced is one heeds the ‘stop’ sign for a moment (or lots of moments) and notices … … notices, the contrasting colours in the land where we stand?   The flowers in our hedgerows: The leaves at our feet: The homes of our little folks: And…

21: Daredevil Dinah

Yesterday was wasted. Today, therefore, is going to be The Day! Action required. First stop – the doctor’s! Still have three months of The Day Job to get through, so must restock on the magic mood-boosting pills. The doctor is thrilled by my imminent redundancy and suggests that I wean myself off the higher dose…

19: A Blind Spectacular

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links to items available at Amazon. If you make a purchase, I will receive a commission at no extra cost to yourself. Today, I embark upon my new career as a freelance everything. Not only have I set my heart on becoming a published writer – today I am also…

A Medicinal Stroll in Chilton

I’m sitting here staring at a book about the ‘Wrekin Giant’ wondering when I will finally get around to creating my own version of the Salopian folk tale. No point sitting here just thinking about it. If I’m not going to get on with it here and now, it’s time to get out. Not out…

18: Designer?

Seems I’ve written numerous blog posts today, but no book! Perhaps I won’t manage to keep my pledge to write a book in a week after all. And I haven’t even beaten my viewing record – only 114 views on my blog today – and most (probably all of them) from my one and only…

Vagabond: A Savvy Poem

  Vague? Is my plan for a future that is not yet here a tad too vague? And, being vague, am I destined to wander; to wander on from place to place and to ping on back from bone to bone, and back right in to the d e p t h s of the…

Getting Out of the Day Job 4: A Diary

Disclaimer: This post contains a link to Amazon, with regards to a recommended book. If you choose to purchase the book, I will receive a commission at no cost to yourself.   Okay, so I haven’t given it up yet. I’ve still got three months of my notice to work out but, signing on the…

Dreamcoat: A Savvy Haiku

  A giant toggle nudges at strands of wool and I see my dreamcoat.   Copyright owned by Jay Cool, May 2019   Want to know more about Chilton? Read¬†Chilled in Chilton.  

2: MOT

  The Dacia’s almost made it. It’s stalled and choked its way through another year, and is now¬† being put through its paces by Chilton’s most-trusty Treadfirst engineer. I’m hoping it will pass. If my Dacia can pass muster, then I can make it too. For although I’ve just signed on the dotted line for…

Chilled in Chilton

Stall. Sigh. Stop. My carriage makes it back – just! With the third sprog now delivered to her safe and snug school, it’s mum time. Time to chill. A Lenovo laptop? Ancestry.com? But, before I’ve even entered my sacred password, I recall that, although child-free, I am still on mum-duty. I have a sprog request…