• nc commented on the post, taboo 6 years, 1 month ago

    My first thought was tattoo not taboo and I can’t get the vivid images of tattoos out of my mind! But focussing on taboo – well, very little seems to be taboo these days doesn’t it? Does that make me sound very old!? It is just that personal lives and shocking headlines are everywhere!

  • nc commented on the post, miracle 6 years, 9 months ago

    My nephew is a miracle. It is a simple and as truly wonderful as that. My nephew is beautiful. I am never happier than when I watch him gurgle and writhe happily on his play mat or when he looks at me through his […]

  • nc commented on the post, want 6 years, 10 months ago

    I want to be better organised with my time. I want the sun to come out but I don’t want it to be as opressive as yesterday. I want to be slimmer and more agile and energetic. I want to have a better memory. I want […]

  • nc commented on the post, crush 7 years, 11 months ago

    Yes – this word is still used in this way… ‘She has a bit of a crush on him,’ ‘I had a massive crush on that 80’s pop band.’ Crush. We crush ice. We crush eachother as we squees onto the tube…

  • nc commented on the post, station 8 years ago

    The station in Shropshire after the workshop was so isolated. It felt like we were on a film set. There were no screens telling as the times of trains, no staff and no phone. And our mobiles had no signal! Would not have wanted to be there alone – especially after dark! There always seems […]

  • nc commented on the post, forgetting 8 years ago

    I forget people’s names & it drives me mad. I forget details that people tell me sometimes & that drives me mad too. But some things, some days – some words that have been spoken to me – I never forget. There is no fear of forgetting a certain emotional chord that has been struck, […]

  • nc commented on the post, chalkboard 8 years ago

    Ah – chalkboards seem to be only used for retro affect now (except by my dad – who uses a small board on his kitchen wall to write his reminder list with white chalk!). Makes me think of the third year at junior school copying off the board and realising how short sighted I was.

  • nc commented on the post, remember 8 years ago

    I remember the rain earlier – pounding on the brand new surprise skylight in our hallway and the bedroom window. A dark shadow had come over the room and I felt both dragged down by it and also comforted – as I was safe and dry inside.

  • nc commented on the post, forgotten 8 years, 1 month ago

    There is so much that isn’t forgotten and our memories surprise us every day – flashing across our minds when we least expect it. Sometimes it is as if we were watching a movie – a slow motion movie of our own lives, full of laughter and tears.

  • nc commented on the post, intersection 8 years, 1 month ago

    It makes me think of the USA when I hear this word. Intersection. It is very succint isn’t it? Crossroads. Junction. Lots of options & different directions in which to go. Some could be life changing, some more subtle.

  • nc commented on the post, ego 8 years, 2 months ago

    Ah – ego. Surely we all have one? Even if we are the type to be self doubting and questioning. Too much ego is seen negatively – verging on arrogance. ‘Inflated ego’ makes me picture a huge boiled egg.

  • nc commented on the post, wanted 8 years, 3 months ago

    The things that she wanted then were different from now. Or were they? Perhaps she was simply less aware then. The things she wanted as she walked down the street looking in the shop windows today, were not the things that can be bought. But sometimes wanting is fruitless – as the ‘getting’ is such […]

  • nc commented on the post, wander 8 years, 3 months ago

    I often day dream about wandering around landscapes – imagined locations and those I have been before, returning to them and soaking in their magic once again. To wonder & to wander…time to make time.

  • nc commented on the post, obsessed 8 years, 3 months ago

    This makes me think of so many incidents and people that I don’t know where to begin. Maybe I will start with a particular friend (who shall remain nameless) who still laughs at the both of us being ‘obsessed,’ with a particular rock star (who will also remain nameless!) since we were 15 years old […]

  • nc commented on the post, bee 8 years, 3 months ago

    My sister got stung by a bee, or perhaps it was a wasp but let’s pretend it was a bee for the purposes of the story! It was a scorching hot summer’s day in the 70’s and my sister was in her buggy. My mum was distracted by my school teacher who chatted to her […]

  • nc commented on the post, outlet 8 years, 4 months ago

    We all need an outlet. I remember standing on the corner of our street with my neighbour – she was a couple of years older than me. Without warning, she gave the loudest, highest pitched scream I have ever heard. It seemed to last for a really long time and probably scared our cat who […]

  • nc commented on the post, furnace 8 years, 4 months ago

    Unimaginable heat. Travelling through a tunnel of raging flames. Deafening roar. The only light is that of the dancing orange vapour.

  • nc commented on the post, sports 8 years, 5 months ago

    Sports – not something that I associate myself with. Sports makes me think of large men on sofas, glued to Match of the Day – in particular the Sunday morning repeats. An ex in particular, shushing me if I dare spoke during the holy experience!