Mindful Crosswords (8)

Let me help you out with this, please, because if you are here seeking mindfulness it is best that we get this puzzle out of the way. The word we are looking for is: oxymoron/ˌɒksɪˈmɔːrɒn/ nounnoun: oxymoron; plural noun: oxymoronsa figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction I was gifted a […]

Thoughts tonight

“I need a meeting”; not an unusual thought to run through my head – but it’s rare these days that I have the strong sense of needing a meeting like I did tonight. Tonight I felt I was at one of those junctions in the road with clear and distinct choices. Don’t get me wrong, […]

Mullowing is Banned

I’ve created a new word to describe one of my major character defects: I want to be clear from the outset that this is not some harmless, slightly quirky habit. When I do this (and it is me that makes it happen), I take everyone down with me. I place aside all the things I […]

A Beagle and a Pair of Doc Martens

Dedicated to @ChrisBzChris The parallels between them were clear; both initially caused a lot of pain and took a long time to get used to, and both were worth every minute of it. They also enjoyed going for walks together; whenever those scuffed blue boots appeared Lilly knew it was time for an adventure. You […]

Can I control my drinking?

The other day I responded to a Twitter post from someone sober who was thinking about picking up again, but only drinking once-a-week and just 2-4 drinks. Their query; is this achievable? My response was simple: “In my opinion only people who can’t do this ask that question.” I say that because for the last […]