Saturday, 31 March 2012

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Forsythia

21-03-2012 chesterfield (3) 21-03-2012 chesterfield (1)

The odd bush in the first picture is a willow I've tied into circles to grow into dreamcatcher frames. The three leader shoots are twisted together for a walking stick.

forsythia hedge
in full bloom at last,
looks magnificent
I spend all hear trimming and tending it
for this one week of glory

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Periwinkle

periwinkle

periwinkles
reflect the morning sky
balancing eggs

Monday, 19 March 2012

99 Reasons Why by Caroline Smailes


99 Reasons Why is a book with a difference. It is only being published as an ebook and comes with 9 different endings which readers can navigate using multiple choice questions on their Kindle or via a spinning story wheel on their iPad or iPhone. There are also two additional endings. One is the ending you have agreed to share with your readers, the other will be handwritten by Caroline and auctioned for charity.

We thought it would be fun to promote a book by giving away its ending, albeit one of a possible eleven.


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99: the reason why I was only worth ninety-nine quid

It’s been six days since the little girl in the pink coat went missing and me Uncle Phil’s in me bedroom.


We’ve been watching the little girl in the pink coat’s mam on the news. She was appealing to the public for witnesses.


‘Didn’t realise she had a mam,’ I says, looking at me telly.


‘Everyone’s got a mam, pet,’ me Uncle Phil says to me.


‘She sold her story to The Sun,’ I says, looking at me telly.


‘Got a few quid,’ me Uncle Phil says to me.


I nod.


‘She wanted nowt to do with that bairn before all this,’ me Uncle Phil says, looking at me telly.


‘Do you know where she is?’ I asks me Uncle Phil.


‘Belle?’ me Uncle Phil asks me.


I nod.


‘She’s safe,’ me Uncle Phil says to me. ‘Your mam’s keeping an eye on her.’


‘Can I be her mam?’ I asks me Uncle Phil.


‘No, pet, you’re a filthy whore,’ me Uncle Phil says to me.


I nod.


‘Can you make Andy Douglas come back, Uncle Phil?’ I asks me Uncle Phil.


Me Uncle Phil shakes his head.


‘I love him,’ I tell me Uncle Phil.


‘Andy Douglas is your brother, pet. You didn’t seriously think Princess Di was your mam, did you?’ me Uncle Phil asks me.


I nod.


‘You’re a cradle snatcher just like your mam,’ me Uncle Phil says to me.


I nod.


‘Your mam miscarried when she found out I’d been banging Betty Douglas. Betty was expecting you,’ me Uncle Phil says to me.


I don’t speak.


‘When you was born, your mam went mad and I ended up buying you from Betty Douglas for ninety-nine quid,’ me Uncle Phil says.


‘Ninety-nine quid?’ I asks me Uncle Phil.


‘I paid a hundred but got a quid change for some chips for your mam and dad’s tea,’ me Uncle Phil says to me.


‘You bought me?’ I asks me Uncle Phil.


I’m a little bit sick in me mouth.


‘It was the right thing to do,’ me Uncle Phil says to me. ‘I got Betty Douglas pregnant straight away with Andy.’


‘I’m pregnant,’ I says to me Uncle Phil. ‘I’m pregnant with me brother’s baby,’ I says, and then I throws up on me purple carpet.


‘You’re a filthy whore,’ me Uncle Phil says to me.


‘What am I going to do?’ I asks me Uncle Phil.


‘You’re going to have the baby,’ me Uncle Phil says to me.


‘Have me brother’s baby?’ I asks me Uncle Phil.


‘Then I’m giving it to Betty Douglas to bring up,’ me Uncle Phil says to me.


‘You what?’ I says to me Uncle Phil.


‘It’s the right thing to do,’ me Uncle Phil says to me.


‘I can’t—’ I says to me Uncle Phil.


‘It’s either that or I’ll make you disappear,’ me Uncle Phil says to me.


I don’t speak.


I’m thinking, they’re all a bunch of nutters.



Friday, 16 March 2012

new houses

11-03-2012 Old ITS building site There are supposed to be five houses going up on this site. If these are foundations that makes each house 12' by 20'

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Jasfoup tags

11-03-2012 Jasfoup tags

Made to serve as illustrations to the posts on Jasfoup's daily blog

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Saturday, 3 March 2012