Showing posts from April, 2015


I've written a post before about car rules  but today's post is about everything else that happens inside the car. On my way home tonight I was behind a school bus, when we pulled up at the lights the kids in the back row turned around and were waving. They were having fun, and it cheered my day up. It did then occur to me that had we met at the previous set of lights they would have seen me picking something out of my teeth. I'm always looking in my mirrors at lights, and seeing what is going on behind me is fascinating. You get a lot of chances for mirror watching in Bristol... there must be an easier way to get around!! Today I saw a guy putting his wedding ring back on, he's a plumber and they usually take their rings off, you don't want to get it caught on anything while working [I saw an episode of Airport where a guy caught his ring in some machinery and they had to cut the ring off his ring to save it... bleurgh!] I really hope that's why he was pu

Once Upon A Time... We Gave You Knightmares

This is not a fairy tale... this is a horror story. Every fairy tale has a grain of truth, you just have to look for it. John Creed starts his mornings like many young boys, paper route at the local newsagents, off to school, tries to duck the school bully on his way home. But he isn’t like those other young boys. His nights are tortured by dreams of the white wolf and his days by a face badly scarred from an accident when he was a baby. What little money John and his grandfather have they scrape together and share. No unnecessary luxuries. At home John learns ancient folklore and language from his grandfather, never understanding why, just knowing that it is important to him that he learns it. Fyre King stands out at school, not just for her name but because of her appearance. Her looks don’t enrage the bully in the same way though, he wants her back, and when Fyre befriends John it sets in motion a dangerous path for them both. The writing is very atmospheric and