Song Lyric Sunday: Days – ‘Days’

“I won’t forget a single day, believe me” Talk about sticking to the brief. For this week, Helen has set the theme of ‘Days’ for Song Lyric Sunday. So here is ‘Days’ by The Kinks. Which was also – not really surprisingly – the first thing that came to mind. Plus it’s a wonderful song.…

One-Liner Wednesday: Works for me

“The idea that a life of dull ineptitude might conceal glamorous superpowers is appealing, particularly to those who happen to be dull and inept”  – from a recent review in the Times Literary Supplement of a new edition of Baroness Orczy’s ‘The Scarlet Pimpernel’ – – – – – – – Beneath this drab, unexceptional…

Song Lyric Sunday: Seeing – ‘Visions of Johanna’

This week, Sarah at On The Way To The Barre has provided the theme of ‘Seeing’ for Helen’s Song Lyric Sunday challenge. No problem this time; I’m going with my first, instinctive, idea – a song that, if Genius is to be believed, was described by Andrew Motion, the former Poet Laureate, as having the…

One-Liner Wednesday: Generation Gap

“The best thing about being young is the sense of being profoundly misunderstood by older people.” – Zadie Smith, British writer and novelist ————- Or switch it round and it works equally well. Honestly, the kids of today…. One-Liner Wednesday 21 March 2018

Song Lyric Sunday: Unity – ‘We Can Be Together’

We have to thank Felicia Denise for coming up with this week’s theme of ‘Unity’ for Helen’s Song Lyric Sunday challenge. This time I’ve followed my preferred route of going with the first song that came to mind when I saw the prompt. In this case it’s the opening track on Jefferson Airplane’s 1969 album…

One-Liner Wednesday: Rugby, explained

“Obviously, when you’re kicking the ball, your foot is very much an important part of that.” A former international player adding his in-depth technical knowledge to commentary on a Six Nations test match a couple of weeks ago. I know I actually heard this, because I wrote it down as soon as I did. One-Liner…