Déjà vu

Bloganuary Day 21: We have been here before….. If you could, what year would you time travel to, and why? You may recall, dear reader, that time travel was my chosen superpower earlier this week. Been there, done that – which is rather appropriate for the subject of time travel, I suppose. In the interest…

The people’s choice

Bloganuary Day 20: easy – or is it? What is your favourite photo you’ve ever taken? Now, this one shouldn’t pose too much of a problem, given that photography is my (only proper) hobby. Why,I even have another blogging site dedicated to it. Feel free to have a rummage. It’s not quite so straightforward, however.…

‘Frankly, my dear…’

Bloganuary Day 19: Warning – today I am wearing my ‘grumpy old man’ head. Write about something mysterious. I’m grateful to today’s instalment of Bloganuary for providing this opportunity to have a rant, thereby further cementing my carefully cultivated image of general misanthropy. Most thing are at least something of a mystery to me, so…

Read out?

Bloganuary Day 18: Flagging, but sticking with it What book is next on your reading list? I used to be a voracious reader, and from a very early age too. I could already read before I went to school at four and a half, and some of my clearest childhood memories are of lying on…

Turning back the clock

Bloganuary Day 17: downhill from here What is a superpower you’d love to have? Pretty much any superpower would be nice to have, although that’s not the same thing as love to have. For example, super strength would certainly come in handy for opening those stubborn jam jars. In similar vein, super sight could be…

Cause célèbre

Bloganuary Day 16: halfway there, and living on a prayer What is a cause you’re passionate about and why? An honest question that deserves an honest answer – even if it’s one that doesn’t provide much material from which to build a blog post. I support lots of causes; I have my own political sympathies…

Memento Vivere

Bloganuary Day 15: Are we there yet? What is a life lesson you feel everyone can benefit from learning? Well, this is going to be a short one. I find the presumption of arrogance implicit in today’s prompt to be quite breathtaking. Who am I – or anybody else, for that matter – to presume…

Logged and loaded

Bloganuary Day 14: a fresh challenge Write about a challenge you faced and overcame. Nice try, WordPress, nice try. Today’s prompt looks to me like a blatant attempt to get bloggers to big themselves up and boast about some achievement or other. Not happening here: this is a self-aggrandisement free zone. I know for sure…

A man can dream

Bloganuary Day 13: Entering the realms of fantasy… What does your ideal day look like? I’ve had longer than usual to think about today’s prompt. Normally, I first see it in my inbox when I wake up at the usual time, but today I found myself awake in the small hours, so took an early…

Smiley Face Hugs

Bloganuary Day 12: Down with the kids… What emoji(s) do you like to use? Back in the mid-sixties, I seem to recall a British High Court judge interrupting a speech by counsel to enquire ‘Who are The Beatles?‘ Unsurprisingly, this attracted a wave of derisive comments about old fuddy-duddies being out of touch with modern…