SHADOWS ON THE SEA

In the beginning There’s a village not far from me called Capel-le-Ferne. Its name derives from the phrase ‘Chapel in the Ferns’. Proud locals often call it ‘The Village in the Clouds’. The rest of us call it ‘Capel-Le-Fog’ because it’s high up and every so often you can’t see a single thing there when [...]

DON’T HATE THE PLAYER, HATE THE GAME

A local cemetery I never knew existed DON'T HATE THE PLAYER, HATE THE GAME I liked you so much betterWhen your story was untoldNow you go backward looking forwardBelieving all that glitters is really gold You keep your demons in a suitcaseAn arrow in your heartYou’re crying out for plan BBut the game has yet [...]

NUMBER 85

Yesterday at the farm down the road I had a chat with Number 85. We got on OK but our conversation was a one-sided affair. Because of that I thought I’d ask the lamb a few easy questions. It went like this. “What would you call a long rigid piece of metal?” The lamb answered, [...]

TOY TOWN HAS LOST ITS SOUL

It may seem like Toy TownWhen you’re looking down from up aboveBut in reality what you’ll find thereAre the lovers and the unloved Like anywhere else around the worldOpposites attractNorth and south and east and westThere’s no argument, it’s a fact Umbrellas for a rainy daySledges for the snowBarbeques come summertimeAutumn Bonfire Night’s multi-coloured show [...]