Dream on

Bloganuary Day 24: Weird Write about a dream you remember. “Dreaming permits each and every one of us to be quietly and safely insane every night of our lives” Like most people, I remember very few of my dreams, not even fleetingly upon waking. This is probably just as well. I have had a few…

You may well ask

Bloganuary Day 23: Question time Interview a fictional character. Hello and welcome to today’s edition of ‘We ask the questions’. Our guest today, all the way from Sir Terry Pratchett’s Discworld, is none other than The Luggage. For those who may not already know, The Luggage is a large chest made of that rare material,…

Pale Blue Dot

Bloganuary Day 22: Time for some perspective What is your favourite quote and why? Quotes: don’t you love ’em? So much easier than having an original thought, some people say. Personally, I think that’s a rather harsh judgement: if someone else has expressed it in a better way than you could come up with, I…

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…