Assam in a pot pre-warmed rinsed not washed piping hot leaves not bags don’t over-mash milk just a dash red as brick drunk quick twice a day twelve hours apart leave it neat nothing sweet let it fire up the heart let it scald the osophagus and make you frown forcing you to sit upContinue reading “Formula”

The angel in the bracken – an appreciation of David Cobb

A quarter of a century ago, as a geology student, I spent the best part of my summer mapping Ordovician volcanics on a mountain in the Snowdonia National Park. With only the local wildlife and the occasional sheep farmer for company, and with the sun slowly blistering its way through the sky, I’d enjoyed theContinue reading “The angel in the bracken – an appreciation of David Cobb”

MS Awareness week – Limboland haiku sequence

Hello all It is Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Awareness Week across the globe. To mark this, I have written the following haiku sequence. Regular readers will know that I was diagnosed with Relapsing Remitting MS in 2008. Limboland was inspired by the journey to diagnosis. Limboland no hint of a smile –for once my doctor says“takeContinue reading “MS Awareness week – Limboland haiku sequence”