19th June 2017
In an age where extremism is on the rise and each week we read of intolerance amongst communities, this quote from the Dalai Lama resonates.
13th June 2017
I've slept with the curtains open for as long as I can remember.
12th June 2017
I was in a book shop in town the other day and enjoyed listening in on an elderly gentlemen explain his theory of yesterday, today and tomorrow.
8th May 2017
Dealing with loss is perhaps the toughest of all human emotions. It tears at your heart and leaves your soul in tatters.
10th April 2017
15th March 2017
I have many passions. Things that I simply love to do. Most, if not all, of these passions involve me being in my own company. Reading, writing, drawing or even designing and building arcade games for my mobile phone.
9th March 2017
For a long time I've been battling something that is both confusing and challenging. It all boils down to passions and strengths. I'll try to explain by way of what is a 'normal' life.
7th March 2017
As a kid I formed strong friendships. My mates were everything to me. We fought, played, talked and had the best of times. But adolescence came flooding in and with it a whole set of issues, not least girls.
6th March 2017
I think it's a Sunday thing. I have the most vivid dreams on a Sunday night, such that my working week begins with something of a leap from a springboard.
4th March 2017
Today it's all about the simple pleasures. I have a book, some free time and a seat in a coffee shop.
3rd March 2017
The greatest fear known to humankind is the fear of what isn't known. This in turn boils down to a fear of having no control. When we are afraid we are vulnerable. And vulnerability can lead to irrational thoughts and behaviour which can often lead to unwanted and unpleasant outcomes.
2nd March 2017
Switch the phone off, dim the lights and put your feet up in front of the TV for a couple of hours of movie escapism. Here's my choice for some quality viewing on a late winter's evening.
1st March 2017
I recently had the immense pleasure of meeting the fantasy author Alan Garner. His book The Weirdstone of Brisingamen inspired countless authors over the years. Myself included.
28th February 2017
I rarely avoid dreaming. Some dreams stay with me throughout the day, others are gone before I'm in the shower. Last night's dream was horrific.
This morning's drive in was a pleasure. In 25 miles I experienced bright blue skies, sunshine and a crisp fresh air later to be rich with snow and white fields.
27th February 2017
I read much more these days. Reading, for me, is like closing the world in around me and just switching off. The day's pressures can stay outside. Inside it's all about the book.
26th February 2017
When we set goals we have the best intentions of achieving them. Some goals are achievable through minimal (relatively speaking) effort and some are tough and require considerable planning and application. What one person considers tough may be a stroll to another.
25th February 2017
I found this photograph earlier. It speaks volumes to me.