Connection (DiscoverWP)

I am still here
because of you.
As long as you read, I’ll write.*

a limerick about a broken heart
photo by Mayur Gala

*But this month, I may not post as often as you’re used to – international move etc. Once it’s done, it will be business as usual.


100 words about the blog's one year anniversary
Virtual anniversary cake (photo by Madison)

Are first anniversaries more significant than the following ones?

In a way, yes. During the first year, you don’t know what you’re doing. You’re learning all the time. You find out which of your expectations are on the money (not all that many) and you discover stuff you’d never have imagined. You find out if you can do this.

And maybe the highs seem higher, the lows lower in this first year-long roller coaster ride?

From now on, you’ve been there before. You have a history. You’re not the rookie anymore.

Look like you know what you’re doing, will you?


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What news to wake up to

David Bowie mural in Brixton
CC BY-NC 2.0 photo by Duncan C (mural by Jimmy. C

It’s just gone 7am and you are thinking about waking up. You are questioning the music selection on the BBC 6Music Breakfast Show – how are you supposed to wake up to this subdued stuff? It’s 7:11, it’s January, you don’t need gloom.

You’ve got plenty of gloom yourself.

And then Shaun Keaveny says the words which do two things: justify the musical mood and wake you up with a jolt. You heard that wrong. It can’t be true.

You let it sink in.

And you wonder: Will he sing Under Pressure with Freddie again?

You’d like to think so.


Let’s all thank our lucky stars that we were – for a while at least – alive at the same time as David Bowie.


100 words about trying to live up to expectations
(c) 2015, Sonya

Once you’ve raised expectations, you will disappoint people. You’ll disappoint yourself; you’ll always look back on that time you raised the bar and cleared it by yards and you’ll wonder why you can’t clear it again. Until the day when you do, when you accomplish a bigger leap than last time. Yes, you’re back.

Only, the following day it gets harder than ever. You marvel at the evidence of your own brilliance, not quite able to believe you raised the bar higher yet.

Up and down. Higher highs followed by lower lows.

Some days, you wish you’d become an accountant.

Aside: Broadbandless

We moved five weeks ago and there’s still no broadband in the new place. BT Openreach is being utter rubbish… My unlimited mobile data plan isn’t much use, either, because this building is a superb mobile signal killer.

Why do I tell you this? Because all this means I am not reading any of the blogs I enjoy – I haven’t abandoned you, I’ll be back. Once I have a useable Internet connection.

Aside: 92 Stories Later

I started this blog on a whim. If you’d told me then that three months on, I’d have posted a story every day, I doubt I’d have believed you. Whims never last.

But here I am, 92 stories later. I haven’t given up. I haven’t decided to quit. You know why? Because of you.

I didn’t expect so many people would like my stories, never mind like them enough to leave a comment and follow the blog. I didn’t expect to have so much fun with this.

Thank you for letting me entertain you, one hundred words at a time.