Thursday, 3 August 2017


Nasty taste in the mouth after tonight's surf - It had nothing to do with the water quality but a lot to do with self-entitlement and arrogance. Lately I'm noticing an ugly increase in obnoxious attitudes at certain beaches here in Cornwall. And it's always the more affluent locations that display this shitty, self-congratulatory, exclusive, smug behaviour. It really sucks.

Kook - a state of mind, nothing to do with ability (see above).

Kindness - “My religion is very simple. This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness. My religion is kindness” - Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama

Sunday, 25 June 2017


Hope I die before I get old - Nobody likes getting older. It's a slow fade and the length of the dissolve is relative to how brightly you burn before you turn 33 (the age Jesus died).

Music - After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music. Aldous Huxley

Words - Give thanks for the dreamers and writers, without books life would be so, so different.

New wave - Every wave I've ever ridden has been different, yet my surfboard has remained unchanged for about 10 years. Might be time ...

Wednesday, 19 April 2017


I am TOTALLY down with this - every couple of weeks I stop by, and do some literary swapping..

local book exchange in phone box

local telephone/book exchange
Local neighbourhood library

Tuesday, 28 March 2017



Local library


Something old..

Something new...

Hidden hut

Tanked up


Thursday, 9 February 2017


Teenagers - I love hearing my kids laugh. They're sixteen, and they do a lot of laughing and having fun, that's what teenagers are really good at; having fun.

Bendy - Started doing some yoga - Like anything worth doing, it ain't easy, but God it feels so good! It's how I imagine getting into Jazz must be - the more you listen the more you realise there's a hell of a lot more going on...

Turning Japanese - I've got a deep, deep hankering to visit Japan. A good friend lives on Okinawa, so I'm putting pennies in a jar with the aim of getting over there someday.

Swimming upstream - It feels vital to follow the advice of Bernice King (Daughter of Martin Luther King) which can be summed up as "Don't engage in hate - be positive; anger and fear is the soil from which darkness will grow"