Category: Feel Good

  • Happy Birthday to me, happy birthday to me 🎶

    Happy Birthday to me, happy birthday to me 🎶

    It’s weird being the same age as old people!

  • Will you be my Valentine?

    Will you be my Valentine?

    “The Luperci (Priests) carried on running amok, naked and slapping women with bloodied hides—even when under the powerful influence of the Church of Rome!”

  • Perhaps it’s time to tell TV weather forecasters to wipe the smiles off their faces?

    Perhaps it’s time to tell TV weather forecasters to wipe the smiles off their faces?

    Happy fair weather forecasters Am I the only one who gets a trifle irritated when TV weather forecasters, with big smiles on their faces, exclaim with glee at the forecast of so called ‘good weather’? Many of us in the city live in flats and apartments with glass facades, without gardens. New builds (and old…

  • ‘Come outside, the sun is shining,’ cooed the local wood pigeon

    ‘Come outside, the sun is shining,’ cooed the local wood pigeon

    During Lockdown I took to feeding the birds on our balcony. It is fun identifying all the individual characters of the birds that come to lunch. One regular is a local wood pigeon who lives in a tree opposite and coos a lot when the table is empty. But today, he has told me off…

  • Hot Summer Fan Dance

    Hot Summer Fan Dance

    Hot Summer Fan Dance Hot summer heatCan be hard to bearto beat—To try to keep coolIn a stultifying poolOf breathless repressive airClammy sticky cloying sweatOn the hottest day yetAnd yet! I have a plan. Strip-off till I’m starkersYou’re thinking I’m barkers?Unclad and all bareHey, don’t stare!It’s rude When I’m nude Beat this if you can!Undress…

  • How to Keep Fit Indoors: 7 Benefits for Having a Bit of a Skip

    How to Keep Fit Indoors: 7 Benefits for Having a Bit of a Skip

    Skipping Exercise 1. I was bemoaning the fact that due to self isolation I wasn’t taking any exercise and missing the enjoyment of long walks; and that’s when my son Daniel handed me a skipping rope from his Keep Fit equipment bag. I laughed at the idea. (It was a kind and thoughtful offer but,…

  • I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud

    I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud

    Today, it has rained incessantly—so, I thought a couple of photos taken while the sun was out at Blickling and a bit of Wordsworth might cheer us all up.

  • Warm Sand At The Edge Of The Land

    Warm Sand At The Edge Of The Land

    I’m swimming in the seaWhen a seal pops up in front of me Wheeeeeee! I squeal A moment Caught in thought— This can’t be bought! Is this for real? To see a seal So close at hand By warm sand at the edge of the land So near Rippling wet The seal comes closer yet…

  • A Time To Sit And Stare in The August Heat

    A Time To Sit And Stare in The August Heat

    August Heat is the title of an anonymous poem that I rather like. It describes exactly what I do when the weather is hot. It speaks of doing nothing other than sitting. Suits me! August Heat In August, when the days are hot,I like to find a shady spot,And hardly move a single bit—And sit—And…