Monthly Archives: August 2014

Issa

Another haiku from my favourite:   If the times were good I’d ask more of you to join me, Flies Advertisements

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BKS Iyengar

This blog is supposed to be mostly about writing and words (and occasionally bin collections), but this morning I read of the passing at the age of 95 of possibly the most influential Yoga teacher of modern times . People … Continue reading

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Bad Guys

One theme that’s been cropping up quite often lately in the manuscripts I’ve been getting for the writers’ advisory services I work for, is the subject of characterisation – and particularly the villains of the piece. I work mostly on … Continue reading

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Haiku

I treated myself to a book of haiku a while back, and I dip into it every now and then. I quickly decided that Issa was my favourite poet rather than the perhaps better known Basho, because Issa clearly had … Continue reading

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Custard Creams

One of the all-time greats in the world of biscuits, and one of my personal favourites. I was watching a programme on TV recently which revealed a very interesting fact about the Custard Cream. I was vaguely aware that there … Continue reading

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Word Origins

I’d often wondered where today’s rather strange word came from, even though on reflection I should have worked out the first part of it from what I remember of my schoolboy French. I was recently reading the diary of an … Continue reading

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