Snippets

Inspired by Spencer Tweedy’s Observations blog.

Probably a disjointed collection of thoughts on prosaic everyday happenings. We’ll see.


Tuesday 1 October 2019

Confident that my navigational skills are better than Google Maps
I take a wrong turn and end up late for my meeting.


Monday 30 September 2019

When you’re wiping the rain out of your eyes
so you can see someone punt a wet ball at your face
you really have to start questioning your own sanity.

Sunday 29 September 2019

I’m slowly realising that designing a board game
is a set of frustrating compromises between form and function.

Saturday 28 September 2019

There’s nothing more mentally exhausting than running up a hill
that you used to find a lot easier than you do now.

Friday 27 September 2019

You know you’re a freelancer when you’re checking emails in a pub with a book in your hand
while everyone else is well into their post-work Friday drinks.

Thursday 26 September 2019

A woman clings onto an older lady, clearly scared she’ll topple.
I can’t tell whether the iron grip and constant fretting is helping or hindering the woman.

Wednesday 25 September 2019

Outside Westminster, a sea of protesters with EU flags juxtaposes with angry red signs declaring ‘We Vote Leave’.

Tuesday 24 September 2019

Does anyone else ever feel strangely disappointed when a heavy downpour only lasts for a few minutes?

Monday 23 September 2019

Facing a penalty. Eyes closed. The thud of the ball against my torso.
That fleeting sense of elation that comes from having a lucky guess go your way.

Sunday 22 September 2019

I sip on a mug of coffee the bitter consistency of melted charcoal;
outside a grey, draining bloat suffuses the London skyline.

Saturday 21 September 2019

A stout, hunchbacked crow hobbles ungainly over the ground.
It eyes me as it picks greedily at a discarded takeaway tray.