Artwork

I just happened to be browsing through some old stuff on a CD when I came across these images that I created many years ago. I think at the time I had hopes of becoming a graphic designer or something, but that dream (like many) never materialised. I think I must have been in a surrealist kind of mood when …

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A Weekend to Remember

Was it really 13 years ago? They say time seems to go faster as you get older, and the problem is, we’re now going downhill! 2006, and the first of many visits to London, we had to drive as we couldn’t get a train, and for some reason I had the insane idea that it would only take about two …

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The Wall

Late in 2002 – stress at work, coupled with the break-up of a long term relationship, the death of a close friend, and the fact that I still hadn’t come to terms with watching my mum die a couple of years before this, led me to what was probably the lowest point in my life. I decided to do an …

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Can I Get?

When I did my schooling, a very long time ago, we did something called lessons in English. We were taught mysterious subjects such as ‘grammar’, ‘spelling’, and suchlike…. I wonder when it was they stopped teaching those? Kids these days often leave school with little idea of how to use their own langauge, indeed many of the foreigners which we …

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The Man in the Hat

It was bright but cold one sunny day, in the month of April (that’s just before May) I sat outside enjoying a pint, and watching the world go by When a passing stranger happened to catch my eye He wore a small vest and a big wooly hat, maybe thought he looked cool But I didn’t think so, this ridculous …

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Stinky Smokers

As I walked past a supermarket today, I saw a youn man stood outside smoking. I could smell the acrid stench from quite some distance away. It always amazes me why some people are stupid enough to want to subject themselves to an addictive and dangerous concoction of drugs which makes them, their clothing, and everything around them smell like …

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African Aid

So, it’s that time of the year when red nose campaigners are asking us all to dig deep into our pockets to give money for charities in Africa (again). What is it with Africa? Why is this huge continent, the supposed ‘birthplace of the human race’ in such a pathetic state that its people are not capable of looking after …

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