1 April 2019


               Anatidaephobia is defined as a pervasive, irrational fear that one is being watched by a duck.     The anatidaephobic person fears that no matter where they are or what they are doing, a duck watches.
Anatidaephobia is derived from the Greek word "anatidae", meaning ducks, geese or swans and "phobos" meaning fear.

# April Fools Day True or False?

31 March 2019

Mothering Sunday

For all the mothers who are no longer with us
 photo by Antanus Sutkus

25 March 2019

The feelings that hurt the most, the emotions that sting most,
are those that are absurd;
the longing for impossible things, precisely because they are impossible;
nostalgia for what never was; the desire for what could have been;
regret over not being someone else;
dissatisfaction with the world's existence.
All these half-tones of the soul's consciousness create in us a painful landscape,
an eternal sunset of what we are.

Fernando Pessoa - Book of Disquiet
Photo - Mira Nedyalkova

6 January 2018

One Year and six days later...

It's been one year and 6 days since the last post of this blog, although anyone reading the last post... 'well it is nearly Christmas' could be forgiven for thinking this just follows on from there, but the last post was dated the 3rd of December 2016, and today it's the 6th of January 2018.
Shortly after the last post my mother was taken ill and I was with her until she died on December 30th.
It was the ending of shall we say, not exactly a good year.     
February started with my broken leg The last days of February   in March our dog died, in April I was diagnosed with skin cancer, in June our God daughter's fiancĂ© was killed, then her father, our friend, was diagnosed with cancer, and December brought my mother's death which brought responsibilities... the funeral wasn't until February... the house sale and dealing with solicitors dragged on until September.

Blogging seemed irrelevant... instagram on the other hand, with it's quick easy, post a photo and a couple of words style seemed to suit the mood of 2017 and it's easier for me, perhaps for a lot of other bloggers as well, as several blogs I'd read have stopped.
But somebody sent a message to an old post and out of interest I arrived back here today, just to have a look and was surprised to find people have been continually visiting this site. I'd known there were readers of my drivel out there (even though they didn't comment) as views came from all over the world, but having stopped posting for over a year I thought they'd have given up by now...
Is blogging dead?       

7 November 2016

My tumblr - lost things part 3


Credits for all pictures can be found by clicking the relevant photo on my tumblr: https://thewoollydog.tumblr.com/

30 October 2016


You are
a secret
the world
will inevitably find out.

No one
can keep
a secret
this good.

Lauren Eden - of yesteryear


19 October 2016

When I saw you...

When I saw you I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew.
William Shakespeare

9 October 2016

I'm looking for answers from the great beyond...


I'm breaking through
I'm bending spoons
I'm keeping flowers in full bloom
I'm looking for answers from the great beyond

24 September 2016


If you could only see the beast you've made of me
I held it in but now it seems you've set it running free
The saints can't help me now, the ropes have been unbound
I hunt for you with bloodied feet across the hallow'ed ground

Photo - human_edge Lyrics - Florence and the machine - howl, from the album Lungs


19 September 2016

Aya Kobayashi...

The pretty water colour images of Aya Kobayashi are like sugared almonds...


6 September 2016

My tumblr - lost things part 2











Credits for all pictures can be found by clicking the relevant photo on my tumblr: https://thewoollydog.tumblr.com/


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