Author: skellyrocker

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Ironing and Minecraft

I’ve had a few anxiety attacks over the last couple of days. Sometimes I can pin down the source of these and rationalise them and other times I can’t. As a coping mechanism I...

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Bread Monger

Why are bakers called Bakers and not Breadmongers? And Butchers, Meatmongers. I mean a Fishmonger is a Fishmonger and not a Fishutcher or Faker. Although from the Latin ‘Mango‘ meaning trader or dealer perhaps...

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Anxiety and Action

I was standing in the front garden the other day and looking at the mess of weeds that were smothering the flowers and shrubs. While it was a lovely warm morning with blues skies...

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Cove Bay

If you follow me on Twitter you will see a lot of my posts come from Cove Bay in Scotland which is where I live. In fact this website is named after a street...

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Photography

My first serious camera was an engagement present from my wife. A Canon 300 if I recall correctly. A 35 mm SLR with a short zoom lens. And although I have now traded up...

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Water

Baz Luhrman might espouse the virtues of suncreen over a myriad of other suggestions he makes in his 1997 single ‘Everbody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen)‘ but if there is one thing I could tell...

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Lift Off!

It’s time for lift-off. Having had my blog continually hacked, slow to load (and there were barely any plugins) and generally neglected I’ve moved it to a new hosting service. Got a nice shiny theme and...