For and against

My life will not be lived by what I’m against.  I hate this and I’m anti that, so it defines me as this and that. Lines are drawn across my battlefield. I make war to defend my ignorance. I surge out ready to throttle any who attack it. And in a strange twist of events […]

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home now

The adjusting is slow going. Home is now home once again after 19 months. It’s no longer a longing, a lack, a want. It’s present, no longer the past or the future. I’m in it and have fitted in the slot I left with ease. I’m home! I’m home. There’s the statement that means two […]

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sweetly scented

Scented Garden is at the corner of a concrete square. Pushed out to the side, or excluding itself willingly, you can be the judge of its position. It doesn’t belong in Croydon. It doesn’t fit its image of bold, bland and tasteless. Instead it sits prettily on the corner and acts as a haven of […]

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Anti-Slavery Day is tomorrow, the 18th October. The day was created in 2010 by Act of Parliament in Britain to raise awareness of modern slavery and to do something about it. That it was only created in 2010 shows how oblivious our world has been up until now that slavery was never abolished when it […]

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human problem

You come to the point when you realise you’re human. You’re breath and lungs, you’re black and red, you’re cold chills and flashes of heat. You take and you want and you need and so you do, you think and you, you, you… You’re not all bad, but neither are you purely good. Don’t you […]

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Violet Cakes is a hidden gem in the peaceful street of Wilton Way, East London. You’re almost in another place which is no where near London as you walk the street and happen upon little Violet all dressed in white. You can’t deny her charm and openness. ‘Please do come in’ Violet beckons in her gentle […]

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