Words under Pressure #19

Two posts in one day? Well, sometimes you just have too much to say. And Words under Pressure need to be let out…

There’s nothing like taking up a new(ish) and dangerous sport when you’re old enough to know better…

I do get a few stares of disbelief when I talk about careering around the country on the back of a large and powerful motorbike. At 54 I suppose it’s not really surprising, but I’ve had a love affair with motorbikes for much of my life and now I have the Husband to share it with. We have no children or other dependents, we’re reasonably careful and law-abiding, and we do want to have some serious fun before we’re too old and decrepit. And boy, do we have fun….


I voyage for delight,
Venturing into the unknown
For the joy of discovery,
And soul’s refreshment.

Into the strange
I plunge, delirious, laughing.
Thoughts riotous,
My heart expanding.

I have broken out
Of my scribed circle,
The slow, sick spiral
Down into dullness.

See me fly!
I have seized the slipstream
And travel on the high winds
That circle the earth.

Envy me, earthbound.
I have launched myself at
The far places of the world.
I stride on clouds.

Are we having fun yet? Are we ever!

I’m Pinning!

Ooooh, this Pinterest lark is dreadfully addictive.

It’s a good job I’m having a few technical difficulties, or I’d be spending all evening cruising the web, pinning like crazy.  9 boards already, and I’ve barely scratched the surface! What I’m finding so interesting about it, though, is that having the images organised and catalogued like that helps me see recurring themes, colours, textures and ideas.  It’s sort of sorting out my preferences for me!

At present, I’m having to re-pin from other peoples’ boards, which is fine, but narrows the field somewhat. I’m on an iMac, running Safari as my browser, and I can’t seem to instal the Pin It button for my browser that would let me pin content directly from the internet. I did everything in the instructions, but the download did nothing. Anyone out there got any ideas? Until I get it, I can’t retrieve a lot of images I’ve previously sourced from the internet.

I’ve noticed that almost all Pinterest images are in portrait format.  I suppose this means that if you want to get pinned, you should ensure your images are portrait too…

Anyway, if you want to take a look at progress to date, my Pinterest account is also (original as ever) called talltalesfromchiconia.

Right, back to waiting for a response from technical help at Pinterest…. unless one of you out there helps me sort it out first!