Electricity is Your Friend? (and why you shouldn’t repair the TV yourself)

  My Dad was the ultimate ‘DIY’ man. He thought he could fix anything. He could demolish, brick, plaster, plumb, paint, tile – fit a bathroom – anything (given time & a lot of expletives). The TV went on the blink and we had no money to get it repaired. The TV was our main … More Electricity is Your Friend? (and why you shouldn’t repair the TV yourself)

Complacency Kills

There have been a few deaths recently of people who have been electrocuted because they have been charging their mobile/cell phones whilst using them in the bath. This sounds a ridiculously stupid way to die. Some people see this as a slimming down of the ‘gene pool’, or an easily avoided tragic death of a … More Complacency Kills

Tar Bubbles

Tar Bubbles It was a very hot, dry day. It was so hot, that the road tar bubbled and hissed like a slimy black cauldron. You could smell the acrid odour like a strong ‘whiff’ from the cheap rubber-soles of the people walking along. The soles, gradually melting on the scorching pavement. You could have … More Tar Bubbles

A Bus Journey Home – Can you handle 3350 words? Willing to try? Get a cup of tea and snuggle down!

I’m trusting you guys with a story. I know people say ‘keep blog entries short’, ‘ keep it snappy’, ‘don’t wear out the reader’, ‘short, sharp & shocking’  is what you want to go for. But sometimes, don’t you want a little peek at something that’s not zingy and mind blowing? A gently rolling, monolog that may … More A Bus Journey Home – Can you handle 3350 words? Willing to try? Get a cup of tea and snuggle down!