10k run, wobbly ankle and a vision of tomorrow as I discover I am not getting any younger.
Category Archives: nature
Breastfeeding and a general party political rant.
(One death, a tragedy, 300,000, a statistic, (to paraphrase Stalin) – he would delight in the Tory achievements).
Canine Consciousness, the plants know more than we think, our individuality, and an argument with the wind.
An insight into my mind, that of my dog and all living creatures. Satori!
Why are male landowners in South Yorkshire such bastards? (Yes, this blog contains swear words. Don’t read if you are sensitive) (or a farmer).
All I was trying to do was get a bit of exercise, enjoy the outdoors. Who owns the land?
Masking / existential cover-up (Chris Packham & the autistic spectrum)
You see, we are all individuals, unique unto ourselves.
I go to Iceland. Box breathing; trapped. tomorrow I take to the water.
Moments with my daughter,
on growth and change.
It is seven degrees inside my house. This morning the car registered minus four. In the lake we were advised by the keeper of temperatures the water was four or thereabouts. Afterwards, the neoprene of my bootees having temporarily stuck to the frozen ground, pain shot through my fingers as blood and sensation returned. WhenContinue reading “Thermostatic analysis”
Funereal wave. Suspension of belief.
Is this it?
Is this the call?
Cognitive dissonance, the NHS, Virtual Wards, and the rest of the shit that is going down
I even recently read in a patient’s notes the following:
‘Called patient for telephone appointment. There was no answer. Patient has not attended the appointment. See again in six months.’
The Queen, the queen is dead. Long live the.
Millennials have a super-sense that goes beyond the establishment’s reach.
Hooliganism and cheddar cheese sandwiches
If you are reading this and still eat animal-based foods on most days of the week you are contributing to the problem.
The 3 R’s, My American Wife & Jesus.
Stop moaning about the Norwegians or the Norway Fisheries folk and reduce your carbon footprint.
Elephants, walruses, and forlorn carpenters
Freya probably spent her days swimming between Shetland, Norway, and Holland because of Global Warming; another shitstorm caused by us, people.
Open water swim and the bite of the pike
I don’t know what aquatic life is in Manvers, hopefully I won’t catch elvers, velvet or whatever the disease.
The heat, boiling frogs and rampaging Cossacks
And yet, it is very hot.
Well, not as hot as in Yorkshire.
And the irony?
The Waterboys, Gene Kelly & Worm Moon 2022.￼
I thought of the residents of my care home,
Was it disturbing their mental continence?
Would it influence me?
A Grand Unified Theory of Nowt
I popped into Tesco yesterday; there was no pasta on the shelves (no petrol in the pump either).
The default mind network, flow and magic mushrooms
I worry that I might not have enough time to complete all the work I have planned on Monday prior to the deadline when I will be asked to present the results of the…
Chaos theory. Calamity in action.
The misdirected guided by the uninformed.
If their lack of safety is 10 times greater than your perception of safety, are they safe? Are you?
Hey Mr. Blue Sky
What became even funnier was the background I occasionally use of a photo I took in the winter of a cob-web.
Ah cannae hear you.
We lapsed into singing The Automatic’s ‘What’s that coming over the hill, Is it a Rabbi…”
Little hands, absent feet and beautiful people
Of the 147 initial survivors, by the time they were rescued 13 days later only 15 were still alive, the others had been murdered, cannibalised or thrown into the sea.
A long line of worriers and wear a facemask?
I come from a long line of worriers, which is apposite as the subject of this blog relates to discussions with my brother about Covid. You see, he has been a mask wearer. He also has asthma like me and the combination of worrier, asthma and the time of Covid is a toxic cocktail forContinue reading “A long line of worriers and wear a facemask?”
Waterstones – family trip to Sheffield, book buying and a form of review
After that last election, the one which brought the clown and his Merry Pranksters to power I deleted news and Social Media apps from my phone; it was only with the arrival of Covid that I allowed them back in.
Placebo – Serotonin, what it is to be a doctor, foray into shamanism and farewell Maisie
I have always accepted this concept; it has taught me humility.
The last big weekend of the Lockdown*
The weather has changed; yesterday we were basking in too-hot sun, today, the wind and clouds have gathered.
Deeper into the almond…
Free the amygdala and you have Abstract Expressionism; terrorise it and you are cowering for shelter, hoping to survive the day.
At Newgrange I felt drawn back to the scene at the end of Stig of the Dump. The one on mid-summers’ eve with the ancients dancing. It was hypnotic to gaze at the zig-zags and spirals in the stone. Etched some five-thousand years ago by an early Irish artist. Potentially off their headContinue reading “At Newgrange”
I have done some research and not seen that anyone else has written about this subject. Therefore, this could be something that affects me and no one else, or, this could be a true breakthrough in 21st Century problems. Recently I was on holiday, and, having just landed in the country and picked-up my mobileContinue reading “Reception Envy”
I had become more relaxed; I was taking her on longer walks. My demeanour had settled into something less than fraught.
Heron – wet july morning.
I surprised a heron this morning. All gangly Feathers And feet And too-long wings. hobgoblin Crossed with aesthete, It flapped Stiff wings and escaped.