Screaming In Closed Spaces

HELP!” A female voice pierced the atmosphere. A shout. A massive shout!

My eyes and head immediately looked up and to my right. Then, a furious hand clap followed, accompanied with another, “Help!”

A few people stood up. I noticed my heart beat quicken, followed by a brief rush of adrenaline. What is happening, what is going on.

Suddenly. A young lady bounded down the aisle. “I’m a doctor,” she confidently proclaimed.


I felt the collective inaudible sigh of relief from everyone else.

This isn’t what you want to be happening, in the middle of your transatlantic Virgin Airlines flight.

Normality resumed

Apparently someone was having a seizure.

A lady on my right looked over.

“Exactly what you don’t want to hear in the middle of a flight,” she said, still obviously shaken up. I gave her a reassuring smile. You know, one of those, I’m here for you smiles. I think it helped.

“I know right” I replied.

Going through traumatic, tough experiences together accelerates bonding.

Ask the cast of Love Island.

So I’m glad I was there for her.

The woman who had the seizure was fine.

Everyone went back to sleeping, reading, drinking and eating.

Me. I wrote this, and pondered the main thought I had as the situation unfolded.

If I go to the next life now, that’s disappointing. There’s still more to experience, more to see, more to do, and more to give.

But I’m at peace. I go and see my maker.


The gym for physical gains. But, there’s more to life than the gym. 

This is so important. 

Outline it pratically. (Write it out) It will be a place. A person/s.

If I have an emotional need – who or where

If I have an mental need – who or where

If I have a spiritual need – who or where 

Speak. Search. Someone near you has, or is your solution. 


The Time I Learned A Lesson From An Ikea Bookshelf

Thirteen and a half hours. That’s how long the flight is – but it’s Singapore Airlines, so it has Wi-Fi.

So I go online, read some articles, clear down and respond to e-mails, and keep a tab on the football scores. She’s about to move in – her first stop online.

“We need a bookshelf” she says. I peer over, and see the yellow and blue of the IKEA logo. “You’re right, my solution of leaving book’s lying all over and under the desk, dining table, coffee table and floor, isn’t a great one.”

“There are a lot of books, we may need more than one bookshelf actually,” She says. I pause, change can be a good thing, and this makes sense. “Ok,” I respond. Continue reading “The Time I Learned A Lesson From An Ikea Bookshelf”

Blocks – This Just Can’t Be Me?

"If I stare and look really sad, then I'll think of something to write"
“If I stare and look really sad, then I’ll think of something to write”

Think about everything that on the inside,  you know you have to write about, do something about, say something about. Then just leave it. Forget about it, and keep moving … Is that the right thing to do?   Continue reading “Blocks – This Just Can’t Be Me?”

Perfect Weakness

2 Cor 12:9
2 Cor 12:9

I sat recently having dinner with a friend.

We were exchanging the usual banter and laughs when she made a comment about herself that was quite self-defeating. So as you would expect from any ‘good friend/person’ I countered it.

I was shocked with her response. Continue reading “Perfect Weakness”

Let Them Borrow It

1 Corinthians 13:13
1 Corinthians 13:13

We’ve all had times when we feel down & out.

Maybe it’s happening right now. Maybe it was yesterday. Maybe (I hope not) it will be tomorrow.

But I’ve discovered something amazing. Something that brings an immediate emotional turnaround. Continue reading “Let Them Borrow It”

Deceit. Lies. Football.
‘They lied! Doughnuts don’t make you fat..’

As I watched Arsenal FC bore me (again), with their much heralded one dimensional, frankly rubbish style of football. I realised something important….

Not just that Arsenal are a completely spent force, but something about our own personal lives. You see… Continue reading “Deceit. Lies. Football.”

Look. Don’t let your iPad ruin your life.

If only my iPad could cook for me…

Technology is absolutely phenomenal! I’m never lost – my phone has maps on it. (Maps that work btw… Apple)

I’m never unlearned about a situation – I have the power of search via the Internet at my fingertips.

I can listen to or watch practically any video or song in the world via the power of YouTube or Spotify.

But. This seemingly impending move towards a total reliance on technology. Good / Bad or In-between? Continue reading “Look. Don’t let your iPad ruin your life.”

Pause… It’s a Kodak Moment.

Pause… It’s a Kodak Moment.

She said…

“No… I don’t want to do this with you anymore”

“Why?” He asked.

“It will hurt me too Continue reading “Pause… It’s a Kodak Moment.”

The Silence is Golden

Silence is golden by eReSaW on deviantART

I’ve been driving for 2 hours now. Just me, myself & I.

Not a word has been spoken. Not from the radio, not from my phone. Not from a song or CD. Nothing.

It’s just ‘The Silence’.

News flash. The world is too Continue reading “The Silence is Golden”