'The hatpin is as dangerous a weapon in the hands of a woman as a revolver in the hands of a man"- Magistrate in 1911 Dear Polecat, I suppose I should start by explaining the quotation. We're watching QI as I write this Letter (which is distracting me terribly but I'm managing, through great force … Continue reading Ramblings.
"The road goes ever on and on, Down from the door where it began." The Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkein Dear Mink, I enjoyed the title of your last letter. It's hard to get my head around the fact that we were writing this blog this time last year - it seems an incredibly … Continue reading The Longest Month
“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.”- Dr Seuss. Dear Polecat, Happy 2020! The fact that this is the first Letter of the new year, and it hasn't happened till the 16th Jan, shows you how bad I am at replying. But nevertheless, here it is; and … Continue reading 2020 Vision
"The First Order rose from the Dark Side. You did not." Lor San Tekka, The Force Awakens Dear Mink, You look forward to the first letter of 2020? You think yours was the last? You think I won't write to you in the 2 weeks between your last letter and the new year? I find your … Continue reading Through the Dark
When the axe came into the Forest, the trees said "The handle is one of us."- Turkish Proverb Dear Polecat, There's a lot to fit into this Letter. It's been just less than a month since I wrote to you last, and just over two weeks since your Letter to me, but a lot has … Continue reading Raising the roof.
"If only they would make some sound, Or wear a face where faces should be found!" - H.P. Lovecraft, Night Gaunts Dear Mink, I thought I was doing really well writing more than once a month, then I checked the date of my last letter and actually...it's been a month. I know it's cliched but I … Continue reading Turner and Scott
“The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love as unconditionally as a dog.”- M.K Clinton Dear Polecat, First of all, the title. I'm writing this in one of my favourite places, and somewhere you fell in love with when you visited me - Kelvingrove Art Gallery. Look at my … Continue reading I’m staring at a Spitfire’s backside.
"The night is dark and full of terrors." Melisandre, Game of Thrones Dear Mink, Surprise! It’s less than a month since I last wrote! I know, shocker. I am feeling a little more together in some respects, and a little less so than others. But most importantly, I am making time to write to you. Your … Continue reading Dark Nights and Light Thoughts
"How beautiful the leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days.”- John Burroughs Dear Polecat, I'm sitting down in a corner of a corner cafe in a corner of Glasgow, watching the comers, goers and stayers in their various activities. There's an old chap with an ill-fitting hat who loads … Continue reading A yellow coffee house in an orange autumn.
"I feel thin, sort of stretched...like butter scraped over too much bread. I need a holiday. A very long holiday." Bilbo - The Fellowship of the Ring Dear Mink, I am shocked that it has been over a month since I last wrote. That is completely unacceptable and I apologise. Honestly it feels like the … Continue reading Wake me up when September ends