Tag: Friday Thoughts

Chasing Butterflies

Did you ever chase butterflies as a child? Those moments of developing an invisibility cloak, then creeping up on a Red Admiral basking on a buddleia. The disappointment of opening cupped hands and seeing all you have captured is fresh air. It has been a bit like that for me over the…

Staring At the Sea

There has been a musical flavour around the blog posts I have read this week. Wynne, over at Surprised By Joy, in her post, Do You Believe in Magic? wrote about how hearing The Cure song, Pictures of You, in a grocery store, brought back memories of…

A History of Daffodils

The Daffodil was the focus of one of the most famous poems in the English language, Daffodils, by the Romantic poet, William Wordsworth. This poem has carried numerous titles during its history; The Daffodils, Daffodils, I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud.

Wordsworth never gave the poem…

Kiss Kiss

Kiss, Kiss, is the title of a Roald Dahl collection of short stories, first published in 1959. As well as being known for his children’s tales, Dahl was also a prolific writer of short stories for adults. Kiss, Kiss, is my favourite of his adult compilations, described as stylish, macabre, and haunting, leaving the reader with a delicious feeling of unease. I have delved back into the book this week after the author made headline news here in the UK.