Saturday, April 25, 2009

bench sleeping

I know almost nothing about this song/film except that it originates from brighton. even though I used to live and work in brighton as far as I am aware I don't know any one involved. but I do know that for some reason I really like it & that's enough.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

facebook oh dear

I am sure if you have ever read any of the blog posts or even published web/magazine articles I have written through the the past years. at some time I will have complained about facebook or the many other social networking web sites there are, even twitter! that I have to say, I use quite a lot, has a real love - hate relationship with my time and thoughts.
any-way in a weak moment a week or so ago I did one of those annoying what kind of * are you? this one happened to be 'writer'. so I filled out the questions answering as honestly as possible, and it turned out that I was 'shakespeare'. yes I know they mean nothing, are a waste of time. realistically all I may have in common with the great bard is the fact I often make spelling mistakes writing in haste.

I was surprised to see that the surfing article I had written the month before for Go2 magazine had a strange connection to shakespeare (corny I know). the title was was added by the editorial team viv and rachel not me!
just in case you might have thought otherwise | I have no influence on the design / type-setting of the magazine. I write 1000 words a month for Go2, which usually goes in with out re-writes or edits. I am am happy with that.

Monday, April 20, 2009

at home on the harbour side

on friday I went crab fishing with my 10 year old. the harbour is only a walk away from where we live. as a small child I went crab fishing when I stayed with my aunt who used to live on the other side of the harbour. it was the first time he had ever sat by the harbour side in the sunshine for a few hours, with a crab line in hand. yet we have lived there for almost as long as he has been alive. he is now ckken to do it again with his friends from school.

I think when you live somewhere that is a popular holiday & day trip destination it is all too easy to ignore the things that many visitors do. but last week we didn't and had a great day crab fishing or as we put all the crabs we caught safely back in to the water, feeding the crabs.

Thursday, April 09, 2009

I liked this sign


I was in yorkshire at the weekend and this sign caught my eye.
I realise what is means but I do like the idea of a permissive footpath, and I fancied a swim.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

just a little bit of time


I started the day with a drive to mid cornwall, well almost and a meeting that to be fair stretched my functional skills learning (not level) to say the least.
but it was sunny, as I hope to work embedding function into everything I do or teach almoast as a reason for being. my morning meeting didn't inspire but sometimes things have to be learnt and have to be done.

below the leftovers from yet another meeting.

then on to the city, and a different prospect altogether.
I love working, and thinking about working as well as gearing my work to enable other peoples ideas to become real. perhaps I will consider a change?