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writer's ranting - loud n proud
Interests: Writing & ranting (not necessarily in that order)
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too true; from someone who knew them both as a friend. RIP. xx
For both Iggy & Roxanne who are hugely missed xXx Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2014 at The Burning Blog
Posted Apr 12, 2014 at The Burning Blog
I will miss you forever, Alison x X x Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2014 at The Burning Blog
Going up to ‘em and saying ‘please can you strip search me even though I am only carrying an opened packet of fags’ can irk them rotten but is often quicker than being called over in the ‘nothing to declare section. After a while, I got wised up a bit, and would buy some tobacco or a bottle of wine for the Misses and… Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2012 at The Burning Blog
Oh to be in England Now that Spring is there... Must look up who wrote that poem. Probably one of the talented writers blown up in the trenches nearly a century back when backward feudal militarists raised to expect political power as a birth right and trained from boyhood in exclusive private academies to imitate ancient Roman warlords ruled Great... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2012 at The Burning Blog
was gonna blog about quantum physics and solar marine engines but time shrinks in winter (along with certain bits of my body) so here's one i wrote a little while back while some acquaintances (or comrades if you're an old-school Commie like Uncle Cliff the Bassoonist) occupied saint Paul's and a Swiss bank in Finsbury Square...... Fascism War and Profit... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2012 at The Burning Blog
Whatnot is distant related to wotless, Iggy. it's a word used by seventy-plus Anglican archdeacons to describe certain parishioners ;for example Shane and Wayne Sic, of Essex.... cordially yours, Loopy Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2012 at The Burning Blog
For Rox, who will be greatly missed: The Fabulous Five Go To Devon Alison x x x x Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2011 at The Burning Blog
Dear Iggy, Someone is taking the piss. From Henry VIII and his brother-in-law, a Mr.Peep Watch What like.
A RETURN TO THE TOWER AND A SINGLE FOR THE MISSES PLEASE – LET’S PRETEND The Tower of London is the place where loyal subjects had their heads chopped off after falling foul of the various mood swings associated with British monarchs in the not so distant past. I was recently invited to the Tower – unlike Sir Thomas Moore,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2011 at The Burning Blog
The London Race Riots – Summer 2011 January 2005, I've just returned to the UK and I'm standing at Oxford Circus. One of my impressions is that the city looks like a French one, Marseilles perhaps. This is not unpleasant; I have never liked cockney culture and try to avoid the Medway towns or other horrors such as Waltham Abbey,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2011 at The Burning Blog
Hi, Do you remember that afternoon, when someone rang me on my mobile during a writing group session and I pretended to be guy driving to work through the congestion charge zone; you were annoyed think? Andrew x
TREVOR, THE TERRIFIED HR DEPARTMENT AND OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS Yours truly has been offered a job and I'm waiting for the formal offer to come in the post; this got me thinking a bit about my friend Trevor. Trevor and I knocked around together in the early 1990s in London, just after the death of Stephen Lawrence. Trevor developed a short... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2011 at The Burning Blog
A scifi serial by Martyn Turay Part 1: The Burning Blog Dateline 13/05/2011 Today’s rant will be conducted by the very irreverent master martini s.d.s.turay of hackney. Friday the thirteenth of May!!! Downloaded and printed the international in English. Now staple it…. Binder… hmm. Got to go ask at the desk. Back in a moment …… There. Such a neighbourly... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2011 at The Burning Blog
IT'S BLOODY CHRISTMAS AGAIN Easter being late this year, means that it's collided with the May Day bank holiday to give birth to an almost two-week total shut down. I can just about tolerate this at Christmas but not at Eastertide please. Oh, how I am looking forward to Tuesday 3rd May, salvation, sheer normality once more. The problem is... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2011 at The Burning Blog
I luv Wayne Rooney Mr. Rooney, oh dear, scored some kind of soccer hat trick recently by saying to a camera, live, f..k off and was promptly hugged/throttled by his ream mates for fear of something worse. A mate texted and suggested that I blogged about the aforementioned, so here's to Wayne, I luv you. The reason why I love... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2011 at The Burning Blog
Down and Out to Margate A few weeks ago, the media carried reports that Westminster City Council wanted to end the soups runs around Westminster Cathedral because this was seen as encouraging street homelessness. This presumably, because Westminster is Tory controlled and must have had the nod from Boris Johnston. As such, I think the statement needs to be taken... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2011 at The Burning Blog
The Eiffel Tower by Morning I've never been an early bird and was absolutely astounded when a very dear friend said that she was on, um, oh my God, no not speed, or him, sorry, that she was on an EARLY SHIFT starting at 8am on a bloody Sunday morning. The only way I could start work at eight in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2011 at The Burning Blog
MORE FAITH LESS RELIGION Our devoted and beautiful leadereane has said that ‘mois’ was the most unreligious religious person she knew; forgive me, but I am paraphrasing outrageously here. What actually happened was that I merely texted her and said that I tendered to avoid church over Christmas. Come come dear reader, who wants to go to Midnight Mass with... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2010 at The Burning Blog
MY VESTMENTS Our dearest, lovable, gorgeous leaderine of the Fabulous Creative Writers Group recently confessed, no, not to a person of the cloth but little old me that um, how can I put this delicately…what our hot, sorry, what our very sensible leader said was that when she first met me: “I thought you looked like a jerk.” Only pretending,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2010 at The Burning Blog
PECTORAL QUEENS AS WEATHERMEN AND FUTURE ONES IN SAUDI TOO I’ve been enjoying myself immensely viz. the fuss in the media over a 53-year-old female presenter who got the bullet from the BBC1 Countryfile programme for being old. There were alleged references from colleagues to ‘botox’ and ‘wrinkles’ in the court case but would farmers, yes farmers, give a toss!... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2010 at The Burning Blog
Nice to see Martyn back in the land of the living! In the interests of research (for a funding bid I'm attempting - yes of course for fabulous US!) I have been collecting quotes from our website, that I thought were too good to waste.... Christina: Writing has been my only constant. Reading taught me that I could change my... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2010 at The Burning Blog
As it gets colder it’s only likely to get worse. And the excuses from The Guvment (sic) sillier. Or do I mean sicker? Endless ring roads forever in wet concrete and tarmac orbits round grimy ferryports full of chavs? That’s just typical of how FCUKed up the Petty British Bureaucracy’s made everything in the Gutless New World of post-9/11 Airstrip... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2010 at The Burning Blog