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A (pre)Birthday Plea

It's my birthday next week! A week today, in fact. Next Thursday. January 16th. I don't really know how else to say it. erm... Seven days hence?🤔 Anyway, the point is... well, that is the point. My birthday being next week. My 30th😬 I know, I know. I don't look it. Clean shaven, I look… Continue reading A (pre)Birthday Plea

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A Matter Of Life & Death

"Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I assure you, it's much more serious than that." - Bill Shankly I never thought I would be one of those football fans. I would look at the images of supporters in the stands following relegation or a heavy defeat, tears rolling down their… Continue reading A Matter Of Life & Death

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Ramblings: Am I Wrong?

The story behind my poem, Am I Wrong? Since the beginning of 2017 I have been using Meetup as a means of socialising and such. For those who don't know, it's a website/app where people create groups revolving around particular interests, activities, character traits, etc. which others join and everybody meets up and (maybe) makes… Continue reading Ramblings: Am I Wrong?

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Ramblings: Sink or Swim

I don't swim. I can swim, I just don't. Some people like to tell me that's bullshit. "How do you know you can swim, if you never go swimming?" "Just because you swam before, doesn't mean you still can." These people tend to be the kind that Eleven from Stranger Things would call 'mouth-breathers.' I… Continue reading Ramblings: Sink or Swim

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Ramblings: Art

I tend to be regarded as something of a heathen by arty people. I'm not a fan of popular art. I can appreciate the talent of the artist, but I don't derive any pleasure from looking at their drawings, paintings, sketches, etc.. When asked for my opinion, I will state, simply, "I don't like it."… Continue reading Ramblings: Art

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Ramblings: Punctuation Matters

People say I don't care about punctuation. Wait... that's not right. People, say I, don't care about punctuation. Yeah, that's much better. Punctuation matters. A lot. One of the finest examples of its importance is the simple phrase 'Let's eat, Grandma.' If you omit the comma, it becomes the slightly more disturbing 'Let's eat Grandma.'… Continue reading Ramblings: Punctuation Matters

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Ramblings: English Is A Stupid Language

English is a stupid language. Really, it is utter bullshit. I am so thankful to have it as my mother tongue, and not had to learn it later in life. Native speakers, and many of those for whom it is a learned language, will be aware of homonyms; words that are spelled and/or pronounced the… Continue reading Ramblings: English Is A Stupid Language

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Ramblings: Just Another Day

A week ago I wrote a poem of the same name. Today I am going to enter into more detail about how I feel about Valentine's Day. Part-waffle, part-lecture, there is something of a point to what I write, so please try and bear with it to the end. It is, to me and many… Continue reading Ramblings: Just Another Day