Bloganuary: What is the most memorable gift you have received?

Lucky guy that I am – in so many ways – I must have received many gifts in my life that would generally be considered as memorable. However, I have an abiding memory of one Christmas when I was about seven or eight years old. I can’t even remember for sure if I still believed…

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…

I’d sooner read a good book..

Today, WordPress’ ‘365 Days of Writing Prompts’ seems to want me to attach some kind of cosmic significance to toys: “Toy story. What was your favourite plaything as a child? Do you see any connection between your life now and your favourite childhood toy?” My childhood wasn’t deprived in any way, and I always had plenty…