My life, my thoughts


Worn, torn, used, abused. Belongings that tell a story. Every scratch, every line, shows life. The character of a thing, etched into its surface. Looking back, in years ahead, these signs of use can bring memories shooting back, sometimes in... Continue Reading →


Ignorance: My Allergy

This is probably a popular answer to the question, "What are you allergic to?", but ignorance certainly gets the biggest reaction from me. Whether it is a lack of education, a lack of empathy or simply a lack of care.... Continue Reading →


Just imagine what's inside. Looking at buildings like this is always fascinating. I'm not brave enough to be an urban explorer, but watching their discoveries can be fascinating. Not being used anymore, what a waste. What is inside? But even... Continue Reading →

Life Theory

We all have one Sometimes thought out Sometimes instinctive Which is better? To think or to act? Why not both? . . © Neil Hayes and neilsworldofenglish Daily Post: Theory

Season’s Greetings

Sunday was cold, really cold. When the wind blew, it blew straight through you. But it was the perfect day for a family walk to the Christmas Markets. It's just not the same, if it's not cold. So with the... Continue Reading →


When the cracks begin to appear. What do you do? Paper, varnish or repair? Maybe just ignore. Overflow, then spill. What a mess.   via Daily Prompt: Varnish © Neil Hayes and neilsworldofenglish

Too Soon?

Letters have been written and collected. Requests made and dreams are being dreamed. Excitement is building, it can't come soon enough. Traditional songs are being played, an atmosphere like no other time of year. Too early? If you love Christmas,... Continue Reading →

The Age of Benightedness

Sometimes it seems that the world is running in reverse gear. The search for knowledge and improvement, as a species, grinding to a halt. Meanwhile, old-fashioned beliefs are coming back to the fore. Whether it be the return to religious... Continue Reading →

Day in the Forest

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