30-Day Song Challenge: Days 19-24

Here is the fourth instalment of my contribution to the 30-Day Song Challenge currently running. 19 A song that makes you think about life: ‘Five Years’ “My brain hurts a lot” So, what would you do if you definitively knew the date of your own demise (and, more particularly, that it was not that far…

Song Lyric Sunday: Precious – ‘Shine On You Crazy Diamond’

First of all, many congratulations and best wishes to Helen from This Thing Called Life One Word At A Time on her marriage yesterday (which, quite unrelatedly, was also my 65th birthday). Appropriately, the theme for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday is precious metal or stones. This song is not about love in the romantic…

Faraway laughter

“Far from home. Tell us about the farthest you’ve ever travelled from home.” There’s a website – of course there is: did you really think there wouldn’t be? – that will tell you the precisely opposite position on the globe to wherever you are in the world. Useful to know. Thus it tells me that if, unaccountably, I…