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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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What to expect?

When your children arrive, who knows what is to come. It's scary but the greatest of adrenalin rushes. And then they grow, and change and evolve. Becoming their own people. A non-stop, all action ride ensues. Sometimes you feel like... Continue Reading →

With Me or Against Me

We live in a binary world. We worry that technology is taking over, but that isn't my real worry. It is simply that every thought, every opinion seems to be a 1 or a 0. You're with me or against... Continue Reading →


It all matters. Every word, every action. Both within our nuclear families and our wider family in the world. Habits are learned and practised, they become ingrained. How we live, behave and interact. What is irrelevant is our frustration with... Continue Reading →

Welsh Wedding

The most special day of the summer. The wedding day. Not mine, but that of my nephew. He found the right girl, she found the right boy. After the stress of the buildup, the day finally comes. Family and friends,... Continue Reading →

The Beach – Barry Island

There have been many fun days during this summer. Lots of interesting places, chances to both play and relax. But one day stands out, our trip to the Welsh seaside. My family and I live in the Czech Republic which,... Continue Reading →

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