What Happened To January?

A choir singing, a crowd gathers, not everyone watches. Some like me are more interested in the crowd and others are lost in their thoughts. She seems to see me, but no acknowledgment, just one small moment in an evening.

This image was taken while I was on the road working. After or between lockdowns for covid, hotel rooms can be bleak and the hunt for pictures and decent food passes the time away from home. I’m still building slowly back to using this blog, life and work will always take up space, and after a nearly twelve month block I am writing again, so things are settling back into something like normal. I’m really not sure what happened to January, I had a mild dose of covid, and 10 days in isolation, my room and workspace is tidier because of that. I’m grateful it was nothing worse.

If you are out there, say hi, tell me how life is for you wherever you are in the world.



Did I say happy new year last time? If not, Happy New Year. That time of looking at endings and beginnings. Resolutions and ambitions, where will I be this time next year, and how far have I come? I am moving away from Facebook and my focus is going to be on writing more, both for my blog and to send submissions for publication, This time next year I will see how that has gone.


First this year, something to be worked on. A tester to try out on you all.


It’s not all like the pictures –
Black and White
or dynamic glorious colour.

Sometimes the colour fades
or the black is less deep
and the white not so pure

and we put aside the truth
for a moment, to remember
just what we want. Those images

we want to keep, that creased
and cherished memory
that seems clearer behind

closed eyes than on some
scrap we hold, copied and
pasted into our timeline.