Birdsong of The Spoons.

Despite having spent an age arranging the blind so that she could sit on the rug with her back to the sofa and watch the morning light dance within their slatted lengths, she found herself under heavy cloud, brewing, quite unable to play. She laid the cold horn on the sofa, scooped up her shades … Continue reading Birdsong of The Spoons.

Mirror (1-3).

I rarely see myself in the day mirror anymore, having learned to disappear myself. The day mirror has become my third eye. The day mirror allows me to become magnificent, mercurial. I enter and leave it at will. Within its frame, I free range and, despite being close enough to kiss your ear, I look … Continue reading Mirror (1-3).

American Clouds & Greyhound Shapes.

I took the train home from the airport. It was the same journey as it had been earlier, except that now it was in reverse and I was alone, reflecting. The cloud was cold against the glass, a jet plane rose into the cumulus brew. I set my face, my ear really, against the window … Continue reading American Clouds & Greyhound Shapes.

Five Miles of Rothbury (22/08/18)

The Woden Walks: Five miles of Rothbury. 22/08/18   NE65. OS Grid Ref: 056017 (13 miles north-west of Morpeth. 26 miles north north-west of Newcastle. 33 miles north west of Whitley Bay) The public lavatories, just over the bridge from the car park, are closed. They are padlocked. By order of the council. No one … Continue reading Five Miles of Rothbury (22/08/18)

Five miles of Felton (15/08/18).

Five miles of Felton & West Thirston. NE65. OS Grid Reference: 185005. 9 miles south of Alnwick/27 miles north of Whitley Bay. Felton & West Thirston, two pretty villages separated by the River Coquet, are joined by two bridges: the Old Bridge & the New Bridge. We park, for free, in the spacious riverside car … Continue reading Five miles of Felton (15/08/18).