The Kid Who Loved The Dark – The Black Rabbit Of Inlé

I've been re-watching the scenes from the 1978 film Watership Down which feature the Black Rabbit of Inlé. (You can find them buried at the bottom of this post if you'd like to watch them too.) I wanted to find out if they still brought about the same feelings of foreboding as those I found… Continue reading The Kid Who Loved The Dark – The Black Rabbit Of Inlé

My (Mostly) Wretched Week

The first week of March was (mostly) wretched. Things started going wrong when the tragic reality of Brexit and the loss of freedom of movement descended over me like the heaviest, darkest, most miserable cloud imaginable. I’d been thinking about Brexit matters and how they affect me for a while, but up until last week,… Continue reading My (Mostly) Wretched Week

In These Last Days Of Winter – International Polar Bear Day

I missed 2019's International Polar Bear Day because my life at the time was imploding. I missed 2020's International Polar Bear Day because I was too depressed to open my eyes. I feel desperately sad about the decline of the world's polar bear population. As reports about bears needing to swim staggeringly long distances to… Continue reading In These Last Days Of Winter – International Polar Bear Day

In These Last Days Of Winter – Snowdrops

Last week, the snowdrops in the garden were hunkered down as if sleeping. Today though, I noticed their heads were lifted and they appeared wide awake. Despite looking as fragile as could be, snowdrops are extremely hardy and one of the very first spring bulbs to pierce snow cover - the leaf at the top… Continue reading In These Last Days Of Winter – Snowdrops

Scribd – It Was Too Good To Be True

I was supposed to be writing about Winter today, but as it turns out, I have to interrupt my posting schedule with something that's really pissed me off. I feel I must tell you about it right now because I want to ensure you don't find yourself in the same depressing-as-fuck situation as me. You… Continue reading Scribd – It Was Too Good To Be True

In These Last Days Of Winter – The Law Of Life By Jack London

Before I sat down to write this post, I glanced out of my window and saw a teenage girl flouncing past in a crop top, capri leggings and fluffy flip flops. Winter still has a few days left to its name, but in that teen's world, it would seem Spring arrived yesterday. With it being… Continue reading In These Last Days Of Winter – The Law Of Life By Jack London

It’s Been A Strange Day – Sunday Musings

It's been a strange day. The whole weekend has been odd, actually. I've been kind of floating around, feeling all out of sorts, and I haven't been able to put my finger on exactly why I'm feeling this way. I don't know if it's because we're approaching the end of winter, or because my poetry… Continue reading It’s Been A Strange Day – Sunday Musings

Arctic Ghosts – Polar Bears In Captivity

I've seen a polar bear before. It was in Tallinn Zoo, Estonia. It had a small, reconstructed former military storehouse as an enclosure, with a pool hardly big enough to submerge itself in. The enclosure had a closed roof, so it's doubtful the bear had ever even had the opportunity to walk in snow. I… Continue reading Arctic Ghosts – Polar Bears In Captivity

The Kid Who Loved The Dark – The Death Dogs From Willow

I adored the movie Willow as a kid. We had it on VHS. As with most of the films we owned back in the day, it had been recorded off the TV. I can even remember WILLOW scrawled (by my Dad) on the VHS sticker in red marker pen. I don't know how many times… Continue reading The Kid Who Loved The Dark – The Death Dogs From Willow

On Feeling Off

It's been a peculiar sort of day. I'm not exactly sure what's up, I just feel...off. In theory, I should be really happy. I had a good morning writing a poem about Akutuq AKA Eskimo Ice Cream. (Great article about it here.) I had a good run and came home with 500 Post-It-Notes. (I'm a… Continue reading On Feeling Off