Monday Musings

Dear Pogue, Do you ever know a time when you need to go to a place that’s safe? Not so much a place that’s physically safe but rather a place that’s emotionally safe where no one is going to ask anything of you or put anything on you. In fairness, its usually a place of … Continue reading Monday Musings

Pogue,

I have continued my walking in the countryside because, well, it feels good. Even on the day the wind blows and the rain falls over the hills it remains good. It is uncomplicated and easy to become immersed in. So much a world apart from the way life normally plays out. It’s not demanding but … Continue reading Pogue,

Monday Musings.

Pogue, Monday again. Another week. What will it bring? I remain homeless whilst I await the completion of our apartment so I’m heading off to another bed in a different location and this time…it’s your spare bed! So next week it will be ConversationswithPogue, maybe. Anyway, room for a little craziness, if I may? It’s … Continue reading Monday Musings.

Songs To Pogue…What I’m listening to now

Pogue, There’s been a lot of focus on environmental issues in the last couple of weeks, what with the world leaders meeting to discuss the issues. But for me it’s all a lot simpler. You treat what you have with respect, be that a relationship, a possession or the world about you. Is that such … Continue reading Songs To Pogue…What I’m listening to now

Monday Musing

Dear Pogue, Well you read my letter on being Windswept? Several other people certainly did and I received some feedback. The good stuff😎 The gist of it was that people actually like the idea of being eccentric, if only in some small way. That they know that there are things that they keep hidden away … Continue reading Monday Musing

Windswept and the ocean

Dear Pogue, I’ve just picked up a copy of Billy Connelly’s autobiography. Love him or hate him he is an interesting person as a comedian, a film star and a documented traveller. The book has the title of Windswept and Interesting, a title Billy arrived at after a comment someone made when describing him. Windswept … Continue reading Windswept and the ocean

Monday Musing

Pogue, Good Morning. I think we both would agree that the world is changing and doing so at a pace. Most change is part of an evolution, all be it ever quickening, but occasionally we get side swiped as with the pandemic. There are things that we just don’t see coming. But which ever way … Continue reading Monday Musing

Songs Pogue…What I’m Listening to

What’s Up Pogue 😎, All this temporary accommodation I’ve lived in recently and the living out of suitcases…it’s made me remiss in sharing my music with you. And you know where ever I am and what ever I’m doing, there’s always music 🎵 🎶😁 So here’s a song I heard whilst standing in a shop … Continue reading Songs Pogue…What I’m Listening to

Monday Musings

So I missed last Monday. Life has become rather chaotic at times and unexpected things have occurred. Like…I didn’t see that one coming! But Monday Musings is not a Law so I gave myself permission not to do it. Life needs to be flexible and more than that, life need to be filled with grace … Continue reading Monday Musings

Monday Musing

Pogue, Can I start today’s musing with a quote? Once upon a time, I dreamt I was a butterfly, fluttering hither and thither, to all intents and purposes a butterfly. I was conscious only of my happiness as a butterfly, unaware that I was myself. Soon I awaken, and there I was, veritably myself again. … Continue reading Monday Musing

I am the…Devil?

Well Pogue, I’m beginning to think that I’ve discovered my superpower! I’m assuming that these youthful good looks don’t count as a superpower? No? I thought not. Shame. You have to try. Anyway, my superpower? I lead people astray. I can do it with ease and often they don’t even know it’s happening. So, am … Continue reading I am the…Devil?

Monday Musings

Dearest Pogue, Have you ever taken note of just how influential your surroundings can be to your mood and the way you think? The Danish, aware of the affects of their overly long winters on peoples mental health have addressed lifestyle and have a word for what they perceive as the best of styles. That … Continue reading Monday Musings

Monday Musings

Hi Pogue, Have you ever heard about herd mentality 🐑? It’s a real thing, honest. If you haven’t heard about it you have certainly witnessed it over the last week right at your own back door. Yes I’m talking the petrol shortage! We have seen car owners forming queues and sitting for an hour or … Continue reading Monday Musings

Monday Musings

Dear Pogue, Have you ever tried to be kind to someone and it hasn’t been received? There you were, out on the day, and you spotted a need, a gap, and having the means to fill it, you did. You did it quietly with no attempt to attract attention and you’d have thought that you’d … Continue reading Monday Musings

Monday Musings

Morning Pogue, I haven’t run for two weeks now. It’s not that I haven’t wanted to. It’s a combination of moving home, being on a road trip, living in temporary accommodation. The routine’s gone! But this week I move into a place of some permanence, well at least for six weeks, so this week I … Continue reading Monday Musings

Songs to Pogue…What I’m Listening to

Pogue, You have just moved to new house. A new home. I've moved out of my house, and am pausing for a month or two and then moving into a new house. New home. So I'm out shopping yesterday evening as I have a wedding this coming weekend and had thrown out all formal shirts … Continue reading Songs to Pogue…What I’m Listening to

Monday Musings

Morning Pogue, Tell me, was it Thoreau who wrote: I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front the essential facts of life”? I think it was, and today I went to the woods to immerse myself in nature, to wander without destination through the trees and to receive counsel from … Continue reading Monday Musings

Songs to Pogue…What I’m Listening to.

Pogue, A more recent oldie for you (does that even make sense?). I’ve been singing this in my head for a few days as I travel around. I’m on the road this week. I’ve sold my home. I’ve given away half my possessions and…life feels good and I‘m sitting here and really, really appreciating the … Continue reading Songs to Pogue…What I’m Listening to.

Monday Musing

Pogue, I wrote to you about why I write in my last letter and made mention of the way words came be used. Then I came across this: Do you ever come across a new word or a word used in a way you hadn’t heard before? If you do, do you take note of … Continue reading Monday Musing

I Write. A Friday Fought.

Pogue, I've had a morning of self examination and have decided to continue this by writing a letter addressed to you but probably written to me. By sending it to you I feel I will maintain some honesty in my reflections as, well, you'll hold me accountable if I don't, in your own sweet fashion. … Continue reading I Write. A Friday Fought.

Songs to Pogue…What I’m Listening to

Pogue, Well we talked James Taylor in our Monday Musings. So here Fire and Rain which really is one of the all time great songs. That’s official, at least on Letters To Pogue😎 This was written, well, before you were born so I suppose I can forgive you for not knowing it, but, hey, you … Continue reading Songs to Pogue…What I’m Listening to

Monday Musings

Pogue, Good morning. I’ve been listening to James Taylor this week. James who? Pogue, was your upbringing so negligently performed? James Taylor is one of the great singer song writers of recent times having written such classics as Fire and Rain and You’ve Got A Friend. I’ll send you a song of his this week … Continue reading Monday Musings

Monday Musings

Dear Pogue, I’ve been writing to you about simplifying life. About cleansing the space around and about us. Minimising. I’ve told you how, surprisingly, I’ve found a liberty I haven’t known for a long time as I unattached from possessions. Happy Days! Now this theme seems to have resonated with a number of others and … Continue reading Monday Musings

Monday Musing

Dear Pogue, Last Monday I wrote you about my forth coming move, how I’ve got rid of a lot of possessions and the fact that, to my surprise, I’m finding this sort of liberating. Well that letter has provoked a number of comments and, thankfully, they have all been positive😊 It appears that a lot … Continue reading Monday Musing

Monday Musings

Dear Pogue, My preparation to move home is progressing. As you are aware the decision has been taken to downsize considerably. I’m thinking that over the prolonged lockdown an awareness of how much space there is and what percentage was being used has been highlighted. This means that more than half the possessions will have … Continue reading Monday Musings

How Fickle Are The Gods

Dear Pogue, The Gods of the Railway Crossing have turned against me! I know not what I’ve done. But yesterday morning their blessing was removed. However I have determined to rise above superstition and live free. So as an act of defiance I had a good day anyway and created my own blessings. And breakfast … Continue reading How Fickle Are The Gods

The Gods of the Railway Crossing.

Dear Pogue, I wrote you last week and sent you a song that I heard while sitting in my favourite coffee house. I go there often and take friends because the coffee is way good and you want to give your friends good things, right? Now, when I go there I play a game because … Continue reading The Gods of the Railway Crossing.