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WORDS ARE PESKY LITTLE CRITTERS

As a writer, the tools I work with are words (and multiple cups of coffee) but because we all use words all the time, we forget how powerful they are and how sometimes they work in really odd ways. Doubtful?  Well, suppose I say to you the meeting starts at 12.00 – a...

WASPS DON’T FLUSH!

Discover a merry band of wasps busily buzzing back and forth from brickwork outside the spare room window. I’m no David Attenborough but immediately suss a nest. Helpful wasp control chap recommended by neighbour turns up and sucks air through his teeth. (Is there a...

I’D RATHER HAVE A ROOT CANAL

Recent article I wrote for a newsletter was on public speaking and that some people dread it so much they’d sooner have a root canal. Hot on publication, indignant and lengthy email arrives from dentist who’s taken great umbrage at what he’s interpreted as heinous...