I’d lost a long-time job, which proved quite hard to bear.
The mornings were the worst, with moods of near-despair.
A brilliant August day. A Sunday. Mood – not best,
but could have been much worse. Deep down I felt depressed.
Kew Gardens – walked about, and such a sunny day.
If only there had been a cloudier sky with grey.
It helped me when I saw a label on a tree.
I liked a light large lounge in which I had some tea.
I’d seen the Palace too. A King and Queen stayed here.
An unused room upstairs – or so it did appear.
And later on I … Read More »
So you say, so you say, but how could it possibly be the same every day?
Two dinners could possibly be identical if prepared by MasterChef-winning microbiologists, and it would be possible to wear precisely the same clothes two days running although not everybody would be happy to do so, but honestly, two days could not really be anything remotely close to identical, no matter how powerful a superficial feeling of sameness and monotony in one’s life there might be.
Even if you could breathe and move in identical ways doing exactly the same things in exactly the same ways on two … Read More »
Jonathan ran the Big Half for CoolTan Arts on the 4th of March 2018, and helped raise £225.
1. What made you decide to start volunteering here?
I wanted to get involved in Volunteering and I saw CoolTan Arts Walks which looked very interesting. It is for mental illness which is important to me as my family have had personal issues with it so I thought I would get involved.
2. What is an average day like volunteering at CoolTan?
Very fun! You get to meet new people, you gain good knowledge from working with other volunteers.
3. What has been the best thing about … Read More »
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Party for One
(Inspired by a crossword clue which is the first line)
A “Am I a bit peculiar? Will no-one else be there?”
B “You’re odd and creepy, people think. And this they cannot bear.
Don’t buy a load of alcohol. No party will there be.
You booked a hall. It’s all yours now, for quite a modest fee.