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Down the years I have lived in many places and I have done many jobs. Now I live in Bulgaria and the only work I do is tending to my lovely garden when the sun is shining and scribbling away in my big book of writing stuff when it is not.
I may have left it too late in life to become a famous writer or celebrated gardener but I will persevere anyway. These are the things that occupy me in a seemingly effortless and satisfying way.
204 of my comments have received 214 Great Feedback votes
Great stuff Paul! This is a
Posted on Mon, 18 Apr 2022
Great stuff Paul! This is a really entertaining read though I had to keep reminding myself that it is a work of fiction.
It leaves me wondering if in the future you might be writing a piece on Boris Johnson's appearance on the television...Read full comment
Posted in Pointless Boris (Part One of Two)
If only the kings and queens
Posted on Fri, 15 Apr 2022
If only the kings and queens and the richest men in the world would go away and leave the rest of us alone there wouldn't be so many crying mums. Unfortunately the kings and queens have big families and there are men with big fat piggy banks...Read full comment
Posted in two men
I get this!
Posted on Tue, 18 Jan 2022
I get this!
For decades, possibly even a century or so, places like little shops and pubs hardly changed. I know that some change is necessary but it seems like in the last twenty years everything has changed and it can never change back....Read full comment
Posted in Things I Did On My Day Off
I really enjoyed the way your
Posted on Wed, 29 Dec 2021
I really enjoyed the way your words recreated in my mind the cold stillness of the cemetery. Even though you describe a place for the dead surrounded by lifeless objects, you seemed to bring it to life.
I particularly liked your line ......Read full comment
Posted in In Memoriam
'We shouldn't be so harsh on
Posted on Fri, 24 Dec 2021
'We shouldn't be so harsh on Boris Johnson. He's done such a lot to revive the Dickensian way of celebrating Christmas,' said Bob Cratchit's son, Tiny Tim.
An excellent piece of writing Paul. Amusing from start to finish.
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Posted in A Christmas Boris
Aye, imagine being at Michael
Posted on Sun, 12 Dec 2021
Aye, imagine being at Michael Bublé's house at Christmas. You'd need a lot of Advocaat to survive that.Read full comment
I read news like this almost
Posted on Tue, 07 Dec 2021
I read news like this almost every day. It's sickening that an uncaring world can push people to the point where they have to risk their lives in this way. How bad must the life be that they are trying to escape from for them to accept that...Read full comment
Posted in The Journey. Part Two.
For years I worked with
Posted on Wed, 27 Oct 2021
For years I worked with elderly people and seeing them caught by dementia used to break my heart. Your words describing your Mum's situation have brought back so many memories of complete strangers who I came to love before slowly but ultimately...Read full comment
Posted in Blessings Dear Late Mum And Dad
I love reading diaries.
Posted on Sat, 23 Oct 2021
A long, long time ago I worked on ships. Working and living with people in such close proximity for six to eight months at a time whilst thousands of miles from home made me feel I got a deep understanding of, and closeness to, colleagues that I...Read full comment
Posted in That Was Genesis
A nice bit of secrecy.
Posted on Tue, 12 Oct 2021
I really enjoyed your poem Rhiannon. It hadn't crossed my mind that adults speaking in code in front of their kids was a form of keeping things secret. I remember it being a struggle with my kids, and then an even bigger struggle when they...Read full comment
Posted in Little ears are listening!