Season’s Greetings

For forty years, the overweight, balding Geoff had worked for his local authority, manoeuvring his way into the Housing Benefit department. He was a small cog in a large bureaucracy, but he tried as best he could to make a difference to the often-desperate people who needed his help. He was seen as a capable, if unspectacular worker, and Geoff successfully kept his periodic bouts of depression hidden from the office. On his retirement, Geoff’s kindly demeanour would be missed by his colleagues, even if not so much by his manager.

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Reblog: Tiny Tuesday #7

You all know that rap isn’t my thing, right?

But the nice thing I like about this is the message. While it’s not how I’d choose to express my feelings, the guy’s views themselves are pretty sound.

Songshine Sounds

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If you’re anything like us, you’re missing your regular drip of live music to keep you going. Luckily, lots of mini-concerts are still happening online, and we can tune into to get an intimate musical fix.


As we approach the holiday Juneteenth which celebrates the emancipation of the final slaves in Galveston, Texas on June 19th, 1865, I wanted to feature some concerts this month that address important social issues, such as this NPR Tiny Desk Concert that took place in the White House in October of 2016.


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Lady in Pink

inspired by Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC) of of 1 June 2021, wily.

A wily young woman from Wales
Had decided to wait ’til the sales
Got a pink cashmere scarf,
Reduced down to half,
And as bonus found matching pink veil.


Prompt image for the Fandango One Word Challenge prompt