WofD: Rose

In 2005 the classic British TV show Doctor Who returned for it's first series in 17 years and it was clear that the BBC's attitude to the show had change and they were putting a lot of money and energy behind it, there were a number of trailers, promotions on other shows such as Blue Peter and BBC … Continue reading WofD: Rose

FowC/WotD: Arrangements

Continuing in from The Master Staircase Krissy and Lady Midnight departed from the Boudoir and headed down the hall, lady Midnight fished a key from the small purse on her dress. Krissy smiled mischievously, how far could she push her ladyship before she snapped. "Was he any good?" "I beg your pardon?" replied Lady Midnight. … Continue reading FowC/WotD: Arrangements

The Rock

"Look at this," said Wilking indicating the ground. "Looks like just another big lump of Granite," answered Maggiestone. "Remember the lava from this era would have been acidic." "Not at the chill margins," insisted Wilking. "The mineral streak, it looks like it could be pure Lulconol." "If it is we could have riches beyond the … Continue reading The Rock

Full Fathom Five

Since the Word of the Day Challenge seems to have stood on the toes of the RDP, I am reposting my original entry on “Fathom“.


Full fathom five thy father lies;
Of his bones are coral made;
Those are pearls that were his eyes:
Nothing of him that doth fade,
But doth suffer a sea-change
Into something rich and strange.
Sea-nymphs hourly ring his knell:
Hark! now I hear them,ding-dong, bell- William Shakespeare, The Tempest, Act 1 Scene 2

I remember this as a vivid piece of poetry that a friend of mine declared her grandparents used to read to her at night before she went to sleep and it prompted me to wonder, what sort of masochistic grandparents did she have? Most of use had the Three Bears read to us.

I often wonder how, or even if, that slightly creepy poem affected her. As with most childhood friends based purely on (primary) school base geography it ended with the Ascension to Secondary school and I never was able to subsequently…

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Would being a jovial man be an appropriate description of myself? I don't think so, while  I am not a total misery guts it would be fair to say I do carry a level of cynicism within me, you could say I am a lugubriously cheerful person. There are a number of people who I … Continue reading Smile