Sorry, I could not find time!

I hear this stated on occasion, many subscribe to the fallacy of time as this elusive currency we all struggle with, what we actually mean is; “I did not consider this task important enough over my other things.” It ranked low on their list and they don’t like saying it as they have not trulyContinue reading “Sorry, I could not find time!”

Seen it all before

I think we can all agree age is a very high price to pay for maturity, but what maturity teaches you is the feeling so often that you have seen that before, heard that debate before, experienced that moment before. Being married to a historian just cements this assertion. My wife reminds me that weContinue reading “Seen it all before”

Apricity

As a lover of literature and collector of words. I would like to draw your attention to the word Apricity, which means the warmth of the sun in the winter. This term comes from the Latin meaning “to bask in the sun.” This Blog post contributor hopes you will warm to the idea of addingContinue reading “Apricity”

Little disappointments

When I was a teenager studying english literature at College I was fascinated by the short stories of Katherine Mansfield, I loved her writing and a collection of short stories including ‘The dill pickle’ and ‘Miss brill’ those tales will be forever a joy to me. I loved the idea that rather than the bigContinue reading “Little disappointments”

Hop reading

I was sitting in Costa this morning “Hop reading”. Its basically where I hop from one subject to the next in an ADHD, Jazz like riff of reading one article or link or Video and then after the hour I have been all over the place, ending up reading a completely different topic to theContinue reading “Hop reading”

Fish and chips by the sea while reading books about the sea

Some weekends the pleasure of being alive is just within reach and the warmness of the moment is understandable also. It’s a gift to be alive. And each moment, each breathe we take is literally the chance of a lifetime.

No crabby pants allowed only happy clams

As I write this post the bank holiday weekend still has half of Monday left but I can say without a shadow of a doubt that it has been one of my best long weekends for ages. I am at peace with ‘the me’ down at the beach. Whether it be short walks on theContinue reading “No crabby pants allowed only happy clams”

Surprising Sunday

Sunday surprised me with some lovely blue skies, light winds and no rain. I suppose as it is a bank holiday that explains so many people walking up and down the beach paths. I hope you do forgive me for taking yet another photo of my Hut and path outside, I could take a photoContinue reading “Surprising Sunday”

OK Breathe, Orange Coloured Beach Sky;

Arrived at the beach and saw this orange coloured sky as we were unpacking. The sound of the waves, the smell of the salty sea will always be a trigger for me to relax and breathe. The Friday night long drive after a long week is always worth it once we arrive and are metContinue reading “OK Breathe, Orange Coloured Beach Sky;”

People… are interested in people

This post is not a typically reflective or cerebral post but just an observation from my experience of living next to the sea. You see the photo that accompanies this post? well you have two options as you walk along the seaside path. You can look at the majestic ocean, waves, clouds, boats, planes allContinue reading “People… are interested in people”

No man is an island

Learning of friends losing loved ones and relatives always leaves me a little sad, even if they were not direct friends it effects us all. More than ever this poem by John Donne says how I feel right now. (excuse the use of noun ‘Man’ it was written in 1624) ((Spot the Hemingway title… ))Continue reading “No man is an island”

Beach BBQ done the right way

After missing out of most of the spring summer with Covid-19 I finally spent two weeks Staycation down the beach– and that for me means a beach barbecue! With West Sussex skies and serene sunsets, all that remains to be perfect is a Beer and a Beach BBQ. Owning a holiday home on the beachContinue reading “Beach BBQ done the right way”

Beach people know this;

You don’t just spend time on the beach in the summer You are constantly told you live somewhere that people yearn to see You know that every problem is reduced by sitting near the sea When people drop rubbish on your beach you go mental Dog walkers not picking up their dog mess will resultContinue reading “Beach people know this;”

Thinking near the sea

A two week break from work at our holiday home next to the beach has been awesome, there is no better place to reflect than to sit and think in, near or on water. I don’t know why but I think better near a body of water. It fires the imagination, it provides a landscapeContinue reading “Thinking near the sea”

Vision needs venture

During my days on vacation, my wife Melanie and I walked round ancient english towns. It was just before starting a new role at work. I was exploring this beautiful town and still thinking about starting my new role, (so much for being mindful) I turned a corner and looked at a magical set ofContinue reading “Vision needs venture”

UK Hotter then the Caribbean

Every year there is a day or two where the UK Media organisations get to claim that the UK will be hotter than the Caribbean. The UK Media heatwave silly season always makes me smile when I read the claims. It suggests that people in the Caribbean or somewhere else more consistently temperate suddenly realiseContinue reading “UK Hotter then the Caribbean”

UK Beach Sunset August 2020

I return to this spot so often to photograph as it has for me all that is wonderful about a British beach sunset. A pebble beach, a calm tranquil blue ocean, slowly lapping white waves juxtapose to the most glorious reds and oranges. I cannot see a sunset now with out thinking of the A.E.Continue reading “UK Beach Sunset August 2020”

UK gets a rather warm spell

With a week to go on my staycation and much fine weather forecast I decided to journey down to our beach house and hut to enjoy the fine weather. My oh my was I not disappointed. It was Trez hot! Not a breeze at all. Can I spoil the mood and say too hot? No,Continue reading “UK gets a rather warm spell”