Archive for August, 2012


Wednesday, 15 August, 2012

When someone close to you says you should think yourself lucky… …you are getting a wage… …you’ve got a steady job… …there are others worse off… …pretending they love you when they come out with that,  then it’s time to grit teeth because that is not really love, that is control.  Condescension keeping you down and holding [...]

The Brave Life

Sunday, 5 August, 2012

Last Sunday’s grading,  a nice shot copped, result: a cracking good shiner,  a bloodshot eye, a suspected chipped orbital bone (there’s now a small, immovable, sharpish lump that wasn’t there before, no great pain though –  opinions welcome). Yes, it’s been an interesting week.  Working in the family butcher shop these past six days I’ve had [...]