dark side

You rarely have a weekend where you suspend work and routine and succumb to Netflix, a glass of red and PJ’s. But a rare spell of fatigue sees you doing just that….nothing. And discovering one of the best crime dramas you have watched in a long time. Top of the Lake – A New Zealand Continue Reading

“I already know what’s wrong with you. You’re unhappy. You’re isolated. You think you’re the cause of this unhappiness and are unworthy of affection so you’ve few friends. Recently you lost something you think very important. Your lover, your faith, your family, or all three. You blame yourself for this, so it makes you neurotic, Continue Reading

It’s the 20 minutes before the first call. The ones that sees you running through any emails that came in over last night, checking the agenda…and admittedly that morning blog post. Although it’s pretty gloomy out there, with opaque clouds threatening to burst any moment, you are beaming with delight. Perhaps it’s the effects of Continue Reading

I’m in a dark mood. Perhaps it’s the perfume I am wearing since yesterday….Jasmin Rouge. I slip out of bed some time after 5.30 am, but not after shutting my eyes seconds after the alarm clock goes off. It interrupted a dream and I don’t want to be interrupted. I am in dreamland where life Continue Reading

If only one song could describe me….Susanne, or Fracas, Justine, Carmen, whatever your preference… it would have to be… Dance Me to the End of Love Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin Dance me through the panic ’til I’m gathered safely in Lift me like an olive branch and be my homeward Continue Reading

Someone told me the other day I should write more of my, so called “erotic”, literature. Well sex sells of course, but then again I am not making money on my blog. Advertisement!! you will undoubtedly say. Well advertisement is tricky online. You need to have your demographics drilled down to a T. I know Continue Reading

Recently I’m having a skype call with a dear friend. I call him dear although we have never met. His quarters are at a very safe distance from mine…across the pond and then some. In fact he moves far too much for me to even keep track of his whereabouts. I call him Valmont. Now Continue Reading

“Clever liar, foolin’ us all. Never thought I’d work it out. How could I have known it was ever about you boy?” It’s getting towards end of business. You have actually managed to get through a whole chunk so that weekend without work must have done you well. You are suppose to go for a Continue Reading

“When she comes down to supper I don’t like her any better; in fact, a hell of a lot less. She’s put on a shiny dress, all fishscales, like this was still India or the boat. On her head she’s put a sort of beaded cap that fits close-like a hood. A mottled green-and-black thing Continue Reading

“…she said to herself. I know what it is now. I never thought I would know, but I do now. But she failed to add: if you can step back and identify it, is it really there? Shouldn’t you be unable to know what the whole thing’s about? Just blindly clutch and hold and fear Continue Reading