117 of my comments have received 116 Great Feedback votes
Jupitermoon this is pretty
Posted on Thu, 13 Nov 2014
Jupitermoon this is pretty real. I often tell myself that it is a waste of time where I live searching for a man my age as all the singletons are wedded to their pint of beer. You illustrate how this relationship can sometimes be unhappy....Read full comment
Illustrates the pressures of
Posted on Mon, 19 Mar 2018
Illustrates the pressures of parent and offspring, the domestic everpresent 'elephants in the room'. The loon watching works well too. The last section would work just as well as writing if Dad said 'we can work together' and you then...Read full comment
Posted in When Father's Cry
Worth reading for the fishy
Posted on Sun, 11 Mar 2018
Worth reading for the fishy tips alone. I am in Portugal right now and yesterday was wet and windy but the 2 before were great, plane home today. You described your encounter with the fish vendor well. When Im an Englishwoman abroad I sometimes...Read full comment
Posted in Another week is whipped from under
I too like the dark riverbank
Posted on Fri, 02 Mar 2018
I too like the dark riverbank.
I'm functional about most things that matter but I forget books that I have read recently more than ones I read a long time ago. Also I'm a bit 'use it or lose it' with names of things. A couple of years ago...Read full comment
Posted in Lethe
You feel hotels like I do
Posted on Fri, 02 Feb 2018
You feel hotels like I do Alan, the machinery, the atmo of anonymity, the lights in the opposite street. Hotels offer far more than a room and meals, they are an experience.
If you feel like playing with this again you could gut the...Read full comment
Posted in Checking In
'It's an ongoing situation'
Posted on Fri, 29 Dec 2017
'It's an ongoing situation' to borrow a cliche. Back in the 70's Adrian Mitchell said 'most people ignore most poetry because most poetry ignores most people.' Book reviewers for the broadsheets put me off for a while. These 'big experts' seemed...Read full comment
Posted in Have We Written Too Much?