Well, today was an odd day. I spent the day with the little one as she wasn’t at the childminders today so got up and made her and myself French Toast for breakfast and it was good. Then after playing for an hour or so she fell asleep face down on the carpet. “YAY,” I […]Read More Adulting Is Hard
Hey everyone, I haven’t been really in the headspace recently for writing, and I want to try to get back into the swing of things. With that thought, I am looking for your help. If you would be so kind and are up for helping me I have a request. In the comments below can […]Read More Looking for a challenge
I am going to try a new thing tonight I am going to start writing for ten minutes straight with no clue what I am about to say just whatever my fingers decide to say. And the ten minutes start NOW: Apparently today has been national unicorn day?? Who knew that was a thing […]Read More New Challenge
I have decided to make some changes in my life, I have written about this before and anyone who’s read my post knows that to spend more time with my daughter and get some semblance of sanity back I am going to train to become a driving instructor. It’s going to be a long process […]Read More Fancy a coffee?
I’ve had a quiet few days. The weather has been crap so it was with great delight that I found the bake off on Netflix. So I’ve been churning my way through it and it’s still awesome. I got a bit of the bug and tried to make Blondies. I may have buggered it up […]Read More Quiet Easter
Last night I went to an awards ceremony. I had no idea why I was going, I didn’t know why I was invited or what I was nominated for. So I went along, being pretty clueless, and it turns out that I was nominated because I had published my first book on kindle. I got […]Read More I won an award.
A few weeks ago I received a rather strange letter. I have been nominated for and award at the annual Sports and Arts Awards. So the awards ceremony is tonight and yet I still have no clue what award I’ve been nominated for, why I have been nominated for it, or who has nominated me […]Read More I’m going to an awards ceremony
Hey folks, it has been nearly two weeks since I have posted anything, so I wanted to do a quick update. Its been a rough week or so, I have had to face a few home truths and realisations on things. The first being that I had an interview for a job that I didn’t […]Read More It’s official, I am Unemployable
So just ignore the post I put the other day I won’t be changing the url of this blog as I am unwilling to pay again to change then nameRead More The changes has been canceled for now
As some of you know I’ve been working on a Sci-Fi adventure novel set in the aftermath of an alien invasion and is about one man’s quest to to travel across the world to save the one person left alive that he cares about and save her from the aliens holding her captive. I’ve been […]Read More Taking the plunge
I have been thinking of this for a while, and I have finally made the decision that it is time for me to move on and it is time to say goodbye. You may think this is a decision that I have made suddenly, but it isn’t. I have been thinking of this for a […]Read More It’s time for a change and time to say goodbye
Originally posted on Poet's Corner:
Submitted by Colin . The wind howled through the trees, making the branches creak and groan, the moon is fighting to shine through the clouds, but it’s a losing battle, There is no light to shine my path, Running from the past, Moving towards the future, But I can’t…
The last 24 hours have been somewhat challenging. It started off yesterday with it trying to snow, there have been weather warnings for the past few days saying that there is a cold front coming in from Russia that is going to be causing problems in the near future. So, this was it at about […]Read More Today has been rough.
I feel like I am at the end of my rope. I have been out of work now for ten months and its starting to get to me. Not so much the not working part but it’s the constant rejections that I keep getting. I can’t count the number of emails I have received over […]Read More End of my rope, I don’t know what to do anymore.
I am looking for Beta Readers to help me with my novel. I have finished it and now i am looking for people to help me give it a polish and get some feedback on it. Ideal I would be looking for people with experience in writing and editing, or anyonw open to a Sci-Fi […]Read More Looking for Beta Readers
Today was fun, as we had nothing today decided to jump in the car and go through to Glasgow for a day out. There were two reasons that we decided to go to Glasgow. Reason One: Hadn’t taken the little one through there yet Reason Two: I wanted to go to the Lego Store. It […]Read More Day out to the Lego Store
Meh. That’s how I feel today, just meh. I am having a low night, nothing seems to make me feel anything, I just feel numb. I don’t know what’s caused it, earlier I was fine then all of a sudden it was like a someone flipped a switch and all feelings apart from either Meh […]Read More Meh
Back on the 12th of January, I was nominated for this award by the fantastically talented and wonderful person that is Cyranny. My teeny tiny Canadian friend. It may have taken me a while to actually get round to this (22nd of February) whoops, sorry about that my friend so here is my eternal thanks […]Read More Mystery Blogger Award…
For a while now I have been having problems with my phone. For some reason it hasn’t been charging, the charging cable would not stay in the phone, it would keep falling out. If I didn’t balance it just right at night, I would wake up to a phone that hadn’t charged. As you can […]Read More Stupid Technology
Love is caring, Love is talking, Love is loss, Love is kind, Love is unyielding, Love is constant, Love is a promise, Love never leaves you, Love touches your soul, But most of all, Love makes life worth living, And Love is pain, Love lets you know that you are alive.Read More What is Love?
A few weeks ago, I posted on here that not only have I been out of work since May, and my wife got made redundant at the beginning of January, the company she worked for went into administration. Leaving us up shit creek without a paddle. I had to make a compromise with a promise […]Read More Update on life
I was creeping about my stats just now and I got to thinking about something that my good friend Cyranny said before on her excellent blog The Cove. (if you haven’t dropped by the cove I recommend you do because you will always find a warm welcome and a good laugh along with some incredible […]Read More I am slowly conquering the world.
My present thoughts are a mix of different things but there is one that is currently occupying my mind and I want to share it with all of you. So here is my gift to you. If ghosts are real, which I believe they are I have seen a few, why aren’t there any Dinosaur […]Read More Making you think
In a follow up to my Post yesterday, people need to find the courage to make changes in the world. Here is a quote from a great man and writer that sums it up This also reminds me of another much older quote. Something has to be done, change is neededRead More Courage to make changes.
I would like to talk seriously with you all for a few minutes. This post is something that I feel I have to speak out about even though I know that my writing this will probably make absolutely no difference to the world but with recent events, I think I have to say something. You […]Read More It’s time for something to be done. We can’t go on like this. [rant]
Since today is valentines day, I thought I’d post this again. Available for purchase in all territories on amazon kindle. If you like some erotic fiction that not only has some hot sex but also stories of true love, then read on. [I have a suspicion that there will be a few of you] […]Read More Lost With Desire – Book still for sale.
Earlier on the wife was on the phone with her cousin, who is getting married next year, and they were asking about when we got married how much the venue was. Off the top of my head, I couldn’t remember the exact price, so I pulled up the website to check out what the prices […]Read More Google Images Shock.
Hey folks, its rant time again. Today while I was roaming around on here, and I came across a post describing a “review” of a book that I have read in the last two years and loved Ready Player One. If you haven’t read it, I would highly recommend it. It is full of geeky […]Read More “Reviews” [Rant]
When I was growing up one of my favourite tv shows was Frasier, so it was upsetting to see the news at the beginning of the week that John Mahoney, who played Martin Crane, died on Sunday. Over the last few years there have been a lot of celebrity deaths, but this is the only […]Read More Goodnight, We love you.
If you insist on being a dick, then I’ll insist on smacking you in the face.Read More Insist
Hey everyone, After the postI put up the other day I have decided to set up a discord server for anyone who wants to come and chat. You can get to know others, have a laugh and fun. The only rule is don’t be a dick. If you’re a dick you will be banned. But […]Read More Come chat and welcome to my mad world.
I have been thinking of setting up a Discord Server where people can come hangout and have a chat with me and anyone else who would be intrested in chatting. it would be open 24/7 all would be welcome as long as you dont act like an arese you will be more than welcome. this […]Read More Wanna Chat?
On Friday I posted that it has been a rough day, with the little one being sick. She seemed to be on the mend yesterday which was good. But now I can really sympathise with her as she has passed it on to me. Last night we nipped down to the shops to get bread […]Read More It’s been a long weekend 😦
And here we are entering the home stretch I have now been awake for around 37ish hours. Last night I got to bed and had been asleep for about an hour when all of a sudden, the little one started choking. I ran got her out of bed picked her up, and she vomited all […]Read More It has been a trying day.
Hey folks, it’s that time again, its time for another rant! It always amazes me how people can be so forgetful of what you have done for them. You do what you can to help them in a bad place when everyone else has abandoned them when you are the only one left that talks […]Read More I’ll remember this [RANT]
Today has been an unexpected day for milestones. First off, my post that I posted was my 400th post! WOO HOO Two years ago when I started this blog I had no idea I would still be here 400 posts later. Looking back at my first post to now I have changed a lot in […]Read More Today’s Milestones
WARNING ANGRY RANT TIME. I am currently filled with boiling rage, I was talking to some friends not long ago, and I mentioned that I didn’t get to bed last night until 3.50am because the little one was up half the night. She had been down for a while and woke up wanting a bottle, […]Read More Don’t you f*cking dare… [Angry Rant]
Last night I went to the cinema with the wife to see The Greatest Showman. If you haven’t seen it or heard of it, it is the story of how P.T. Barnum set up the circus. Now based on what I have gleaned about the man himself before seeing the film it is, I have […]Read More This is me
Last night I was having a chat with some friends of mine on Discord. We had a voice chat open as one of my friends and his wife were doing an online gig. Now these two are incredibly talented and I hope to high hell that they make it big one day. You should all […]Read More Finding new music
What a complete waste of time today has been. It is only just gone past 11am but already a stupid pointless morning. At 11am I was scheduled in for a telephone interview for a call centre job (which I really, really don’t want to have to go back to. Anyone who has been around my […]Read More RANT: WASTE OF BLOODY TIME
It was fun while it lasted. One night. Only one night that’s all I get. One full night’s sleep. That’s, apparently, now all that I’m allowed to get. I think I’ve had two hours sleep. As I write this it is currently 04.55 and we have been up since 3am. Midget started crying I picked […]Read More Why does this child hate sleep? I love sleep.
So last night I said that I was going to try and post more on here than I have been. Now while as per usual I haven’t had time to write anything I do have something to report. Tragically the little one is still sick with an ear infection and is fighting us every time […]Read More One small step….
Hey folks, how have you all been? I am back from a sort of unintended break, I posted what my year has been like so far in 2018 and its been pretty shity year so far. But in an update to that, I can report that I have two interviews next week, and those are […]Read More Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes!
Well here we are, two weeks into 2018 and it already has been a very challenging year. It started off same as any other year except that I was sick as a dog, had the sickness and diarrhoea bug that was going about so I felt awful. To top that off the little one was […]Read More 2018, An update on the year so far.
Yeah i know I’m a bit late posting this as it’s now the 4th, but wanted to say Happy new year to everyone. I’m going to put more effort into this blog than I have done recently so I’ll be back soon. Once I get my Mojo back for writing. Its gone again, So here’s […]Read More Happy new year
You know I haven’t really thought about this before, until tonight. I stopped smoking back in May when I lost my job and I have been using a vape since then And tonight I realised the one thing I really miss about smoking I miss the Angry Cigarette. When having an argument you can angrily […]Read More It’s a weird thing to miss.
I am normally not a huge fan of Christmas. The over saturation of it and the fact it starts getting rammed down your throat form September really annoys me. But this year it is the little ones first proper Christmas so I’ll indulge Here are some Christmas Cats and a babyRead More Christmas Cats
Its been a long time coming, but today it finally arrived. Today is the first birthday of the most important person in my life. I’m not going to say too much, I’m a bit emotional today. So here are some pictures.Read More One Year On
I have been busy with life, I got a job and have been working and taking care of the little monster (it’s nearly her first birthday *gulp*) so things have been hectic, and I haven’t had a lot of time to post anything on here. Over the last few nights the little one has had […]Read More Someone To Lava
I know exactly what I’m doing.Read More Don’t worry, I got this
I’ve been thinking about someone who hasn’t been in my life for a long time now. Some people reading this will know who I mean and what they meant to me and what I lost when I lost them. You may even be reading this yourself. You know who you are if you are here. […]Read More I miss our conversations
This is what happens when I’m left alone with the little oneRead More I has sock hands
Today has been a big day for me. I kept this quiet because it happened so fast but I got a part time job, and I started working tonight. Its not much and it is only for a few weeks until the beginning of January and then ill be back in the same position, but […]Read More Announcement
I have decided that I am going to publish a book containing some of the erotic short stories that I have written. This is the picture I’m using for the cover and I need to come up with a title for the book. I am looking for suggestions can anyone help?Read More Suggestions for a title.
It’s time for another one of my patented rants. I know some of you really enjoy these. Now I know that earlier today I put up a post saying that I was thinking about giving all this up, and I am still considering this as I don’t know where I am going anymore. But […]Read More What the fuck is wrong with people?
You may have noticed, or not, that I have been quiet for a while on here. Well the truth is I feel like I have nothing left. I haven’t got anything to write, my inspiration is gone and I can’t find it anymore. So I’m thinking about giving up completely. I lost my original inspiration […]Read More What to do?
So I’m a bit late posting this as it’s almost 10pm. But today was the little monsters first so naturally I had her dressed up here are the results Cutest little monster in the world.Read More First Halloween
Ok so I’m a bit bored tonight. I have a bit of a block tonight can’t think of anything to write so I thought I’d offer to answer any questions you may have. So ask away if you want toRead More Don’t fear the reaper, just here to answer your questions
I was just scrolling through the news app on my phone and I came across this news story I have seen some of these delivery drivers and all I can say is OH HELL NO! Are you insane Amazon? Not happening. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-41747074 Here’s the full storyRead More You have to be insane to do this!
I have been unemployed since May, as anyone who has even glanced at my blog will know that I have been a stay at home dad since then. As much as I love the monster I need actually grown up people to talk to. So tomorrow I have an interview which will hopefully lead to […]Read More Wish me luck.
I have to write a short story for tomorrow night. No more than 1500 words for a competition I want to enter but I haven’t got a clue what to write. I’m looking for ideas can anyone give me some inspiration and I will attempt to get it written for tomorrow night. Thank you in […]Read More A little help please
Sunday night / Monday morning 1am It happened again I was sitting here quite happily watching random stuff on YouTube, replying to comments on here, emailing friends, chatting on discord. Then I decide to go to bed. The wife and the monster have been in bed and sleeping for a good few hours leaving me […]Read More Sigh. Here we are again.
I was playing about on my phone just now and I hit on Tumblr. There is a page I follow from an author who does videos on YouTube with writting tips. Anyway back to my point she had posted a thing about horoscopes so I was curious and went to look up mine. Cancer ♋ […]Read More Freakishly Accurate Star Signs
Today was a busy but normal, boring day. Got up this morning, played with the monster, she fell asleep, watched TV, monster woke up, fed her then we went shopping. But not just any shopping. The most boring shopping of all. Food shopping (DUHN DUN DUMB) So there goes this week’s money now I’m broke. […]Read More Can’t they wait? It’s earlier every year.
I tend to think that I am a fairly tolerant guy. Live and let live is a big belief of mine. Do what you want to as long as you aren’t hurting others. You want to believe in religion have at it. You’re gay good for you as long as you’re happy. As long as […]Read More This behaviour is unacceptable.
Originally posted on Caribou Crossings:
As I hurried ‘round the bend Of the wooded trail near my home I came upon her standing there In the pouring down rain Her face turned up Toward the clouded grey sky I stepped back into the shadows My eyes could scarce look away as She stood there absolutely…
Go ahead anything you want to ask I’ll answerRead More I’m really bored
You think you’re tough? You think you’re hard? You’re not. You are just a pathetic little shit who needs to get a life. You think you scare me? You think you’re going to stop me? I don’t care how many of you there are or what you try to do to me I am not […]Read More You think you scare me?
“Seven days. Seven black and white photos of your life. No people. No explanation. Challenge someone new each day.” I was challenged by The Crazy Cove Lady Cyranny I have done all 7 days of this challenge. It has been fun but wanted to share this amazing picture of a white walker Well White CrawlerRead More 7 DAYS, 7 PHOTO CHALLENGE – BONUS PICTURE
“Seven days. Seven black and white photos of your life. No people. No explanation. Challenge someone new each day.” I was challenged by The Crazy Cove Lady Cyranny Can’t think I who to. Nominate so consider everyone nominatedRead More 7 days, 7 photo Challenge – Day 7
I have decided to create this Inspirational Bloggers Award to celebrate and promote some of the bloggers that I follow and love their blogs. They are people who continually surprise me with their innovation, creativity, sense of humour and insane talent. These are people that I feel need to be celebrated, so I want to […]Read More Inspirational Bloggers Award
“Seven days. Seven black and white photos of your life. No people. No explanation. Challenge someone new each day.” I was challenged by The Crazy Cove Lady Cyranny I nominate Sara in La La LandRead More 7 days, 7 photo Challenge – Day 6
Ok so I’ve been taking part in the 7day, 7 photo Challenge and the one I put up today is a good pic I wanted to share the original because of the fact it could superficially look photoshopped but it isn’t I just took it from my balcony so wanted to share the originalRead More Is it photoshopped?
“Seven days. Seven black and white photos of your life. No people. No explanation. Challenge someone new each day.” I was challenged by The Crazy Cove Lady Cyranny I nominate AC @ The Cracked LensRead More 7 days, 7 photo Challenge – Day 5
“Seven days. Seven black and white photos of your life. No people. No explanation. Challenge someone new each day.” I was challenged by The Crazy Cove Lady Cyranny Since I’m drinking no nominations todayRead More 7 days, 7 photo Challenge – Day 4
Today is the 6th of October, today is a day to remember for me. Today is my Grandad’s birthday. He was a great man who had a considerable influence on my life he died fifteen years ago on the 31st of July 2002 if he were still alive he would have been 98 […]Read More Fifteen years, has it really been that long?
I don’t normally watch adverts on TV but this one is pure genius. Hope this gives you a laugh like it did for me via Daily Prompt: GeniusRead More I Have The Power
“Seven days. Seven black and white photos of your life. No people. No explanation. Challenge someone new each day.” I was challenged by The Crazy Cove Lady Cyranny I challenge SamanthaRead More 7 days, 7 photo Challenge – Day 3
“Seven days. Seven black and white photos of your life. No people. No explanation. Challenge someone new each day.” I was challenged by The Crazy Cove Lady Cyranny I challenge kirascribbledRead More 7 days, 7 photos Challenge – day 2
“Seven days. Seven black and white photos of your life. No people. No explanation. Challenge someone new each day.” I was cahllenged by The Crazy Cove Lady Cyranny I challenge Rhapsody BohèmeRead More 7 days, 7 photos Challenge – day 1
I have to write a story up to 500 words using the prompt Dead End. I need it for tomorrow night but I have no ideas Anyone got a suggestion?Read More I’m looking for some inspiration
So no one told you life was going to be this way. Your jobs a joke, your broke, your love life’s DOA, It’s like your always stuck in second gear, When it hasn’t been your day, your week, your month or even your year. Everyone knows these words. I was watching an episode of friends […]Read More Always stuck in second gear
I’m not a big fan of twitter in general. At the moment I have 8 followers and I check every other day (@ColTrysToWrite if you’re interested) But I wanted to share one tweet that I am rather proud of. I follow some of the writers from Empire Magazine, I have read it for years and […]Read More I’m oddly proud of this one.
A day in the life. Today we went jumped in the car and went through to a crappy little shopping centre that you can literally Circle in 10 minutes. It’s tiny and there isn’t much there. So we wandered around the shops a few times then we met with one of my friends had a […]Read More The hell is a Cruffin?
It’s Friday night, I’m bored, I’m sober and I’m alone. Anyone want to chat and keep me. Company?Read More Hi
It’s cold outside, it’s dark, the birds have started chirping. Why are babies nocturnal?Read More It’s been a while but it’s time for another After 4am Moment
Great wee classic song for your enterainment I AM AN EVIL SCOTSMAN!!!!!!!Read More I’m an Evil Scotsman
This is a true story and happened to me about ten or twelve years ago when I was out in Edinburgh for a night out, and I was rather drunk. It was about 1 am, and I was heading for the bus to go home, when I was walking towards the bus stop I met […]Read More This is a true and slightly disturbing story
Let’s talk about fear. Tonight, I started a writing course that my wife bought for me on Groupon a few months ago. I have been trying to get back into writing properly, so I thought id boot it up and have a go. The first section is about Genres, and it came up with an […]Read More Fear
On Saturday night we are going to my grandparents 60th wedding anniversary and as per usual I have been roped into making a speach “on behalf of the grandchildren” it’s always me. So this is what I’ve written would you be so kind as to give me some feedback on it please? Cheers Colin As […]Read More Help. Need to know if this is good
Even when she’s choked with the cold she’s still smiling.Read More She’s a trooper
I have got nothing at all. I have been trying to write something, anything, for days now and I’ve got bugger all. This is as far as I have gotten. Once upon a time, some one did something, the end It’s doing my heand in. i have no inspiration right now. I need someone or […]Read More I’ve got nothing
Number 1: When someone is having a bad day or a rant do not, I repeat, DO NOT, tell that person to “chill” all you are going to do by saying this is make them even angrier. Number 2: When someone is talking to you and saying about something that they are struggling with do […]Read More Things not to do
Not even two damn hours. Seriously not even two damn hours of sleep. I tried to go to bed at a reasonable hour, but noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo, apparently that’s not allowed anymore. So, when I finally am allowed to go to bed I GET AN HOUR AND A HALF SLEEP IF I’M LUCKY, before she’s up again. […]Read More I’m ready to snap
Hey everyone, Hope your day is going well. I was looking through my memory stick tonight, and I found this, it is the start of a second book that I started about a year ago and never finished. I have the idea for the full story in my head but was suffering from a severe […]Read More Frist Chapter of a Second book
[I have mentioned before that I have found a writing group. I went last night and there was an exercise to write a story one line at a time with another person based on the first line, in this case “Alone in the dark” this is what we came up with. It’s not what I […]Read More Alone in the dark
A while ago I put out a request for stories from anyone who has worked in customer service and Cyranny was kind enough to send me about ten common traits so here they are for your enjoyment. Colin started this a little while back, and I was looking for my best call centre stories… Having […]Read More Tales from the Call Centre (Commenters Edition)
My head is messed up. Recently I haven’t been sleeping well, tossing and turning, waking up every hour or so and that’s not just when my little monster is wanting to be fed in the middle of the night. And then there are the dreams. I have been having some really messed up dreams lately […]Read More Messed up dreams
Over the last few days, I have been trying to find things to keep me occupied when the little one is away at the childminders. (being unemployed sucks) So one of the things I found yesterday was the website Pottermore, which is the site run by JK Rowling and is all about the Wizarding world […]Read More The Wizerding World, and my place in it
A few weeks ago, I put up a post about Writing groups and asking if they were any good. Last night I took the chance and went along to one. It was a strange experience, and I am not 100% sure if I am going to stick it out, but I went along to see […]Read More Writing Group.
This fortune cookie so doesn’t know me.Read More Fortune?
Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo I just had to call the police. I was sitting here quite happily having a cup of tea watching random things on YouTube when all of a sudden there was a lot of banging and shouting coming from next door. It sounded like there were about ten people in there trying to kill each […]Read More Pfft… I hate the neighbours
I love these wee drawings so I wanted to share them Hopefully this brings a smile to your day.Read More Sad T-Rex
Good morning everyone, I’m going to have a rant, so apologies for this but I have come across something that has really pissed me off today. There will be swearing, you have been warned. I was randomly watching videos on YouTube, and I came across a documentary about “Gaming Addiction” which, in my […]Read More Good News….. It’s Time For A Rant!
I just wanted to share this since it’s really cute. This was on Friday morning when I fed the little one and she started waving saying “dadadadadadada” Don’t know why it’s slightly out of sync. Apologies for that.Read More Waving hello
Before you read this post, I want to say that this isn’t my usual fun post, it’s not a story, poem or anything irreverent. It is an intensely personal post about something that I have to get off my chest, its something that has been bothering me for a while and today it has come […]Read More This is a personal post
About a year ago I had a made a few posts on here called “Things not to say to your pregnant wife.” it was a short lived thing of the stupid things that I said to my wife when she was pregnant. this was before I learned to keep my mouth shut and not say […]Read More Things not to say…