It’s in the Cards #SOCS #StreamofConsciousnessSaturday

Funny things, Tarot cards. I've owned a deck for twenty odd years, inspired to get some after a slightly spooky encounter with a man who read my cards on the Spanish Steps in Rome. I skirt round them. Ever present in a corner of my room, tucked away with a box of old diaries and … Continue reading It’s in the Cards #SOCS #StreamofConsciousnessSaturday

Dominoes #SOCS #StreamofConsciousnessSaturday

There's something incredibly tactile about dominoes, chess and draughts pieces, isn't there? You just want to pick them up, feel them in the palm of your hand. The game itself is almost secondary ... it's holding them that's the thing. Polished smooth wood or clay, the old fashioned ones that is, they were reassuringly substantial … Continue reading Dominoes #SOCS #StreamofConsciousnessSaturday

Flower/Flour #SOCS #StreamofConsciousnessSaturday

I had a friendly squabble with someone about flowers recently. I mentioned that I liked the lavender and hydrangeas in a mutual neighbour's front garden. "Useless filler flowers, they don't do anything" he scoffed.  Do anything? What do flowers need to do, exactly? Judging by the number of bees I've had to skirt round this … Continue reading Flower/Flour #SOCS #StreamofConsciousnessSaturday