I’m only dreaming

Dreaming. What do we mean by this? Planning an ideal future? Day dreaming on a sunny afternoon about happy memories? A longing to be somewhere else? That strange activity we undertake at night-time? Something else altogether? There are many songs about dreams. Most, if not all, of the ones I know are about night-time dreamingContinue reading “I’m only dreaming”

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It wouldn’t be a show without Punch

This is getting silly. Regular readers of this blog will know that the previous two entries were based on sayings and expressions used regularly by my mother. And for the third time – but I promise this will be the last time for now – I am going to write about that subject. You see,Continue reading “It wouldn’t be a show without Punch”

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Your mother should know

Hipsters of a certain generation will recognise “Your Mother Should Know” as the title of a song by The Beatles which featured in their much-criticised-but-fun-in-a-silly-way film Magical Mystery Tour. To be truthful this blog has little to do with the song, other than providing a snappy title, but for those who do not know theContinue reading “Your mother should know”

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Elements, a poem

I have elements of my parents Not chemical elements Well, speaking as a non-biologist, I expect I do have chemical elements, But I don’t mean those. I possess elements of my parents’ looks and behaviour Good, bad, unremarkable, annoying, Now I’m middle-aged, I start to spot them. As a youngster people would say to meContinue reading “Elements, a poem”

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