Critic

Who am I To criticise? I'm nobody But I'm me I'm as guilty As the next man Of everything I accuse Or else How do I know So much About my accusation?

Scared

If I was someone else I'd sit back and enjoy the ride I'd smile all the time and daydream every minute I wouldn't question everything Or find fault with every move I'd display my affections And let him display his. But I cannot show him my affection Or be with him...

Journey of Love

Twas in the next carriage I saw him that night, On the first row in, third seat from the right. I was far at the back, but he noticed me there, As he glanced every second, shy by my stare. The train rumbled by, past stop after stop, My lover he watched, as we came to...

Rejoining the Community After Lockdown

Rejoining the Community After Lockdown

It was Nelson Mandela Day on 18th July and my Mossley Hill Labour colleagues had arranged a litter pick at Otterspool Prom, as part of Mandela67 - an initiative that asks people to volunteer 67 minutes of their time to the community. It felt like the right time to...

Learning to Write

Learning to Write

It’s been a month since I finished the first draft of my second novel. I felt strangely bereft when I'd finished. For two months I’d thought about very little other than my two main characters. I’d imagined conversations between them. I’d fallen asleep, planning the...

Adjusting to the New Normal

Adjusting to the New Normal

It was Monday 16th March that I last went to work. I cancelled the two knitting groups I had scheduled for Tuesday in Aigburth and, following the Government’s announcement that non-essential social activities should be cancelled, we made the decision to close the kids...

Adverbially Challenged Volume 2

Adverbially Challenged Volume 2

Adverbially Challenged Volume 2 contains 100 adverb-riddled stories from 72 authors who submitted their work to Mike’s Not-Entirely-Serious Wantonly-Rule-Breaking Adverb Writing Challenge on Chris Fielden’s website. They are: Adriane Kirkbright, Alex Wilson, Allen...

February 2020

February 2020

February was all about launching Mossley Hill Matters. This is really important to me because I want to know what residents think. In the run up to the first meeting I started engaging in conversations on NextDoor and Facebook - in fact it was largely the discussions...

Car free…

Car free…

Following my Car Free Day a couple of weeks ago, I've become quite a convert to public transport. Sure it takes longer, but that doesn't have to feel like a waste of time. Of course, if you're on the train during rush hour and it's standing room only, that feels quite...