I was always a bit scared on Daleks. Thankfully it wasn’t just me. I remember going to a football match and the man behind me had an out of body experience. This chap was well over 6ft, heavily tattooed, built like a Terminator and clearly not adverse to the occasional punch up. He was talking to his friend about the new series of Dr Who. When his friend mentioned the return of the Daleks and their new powers – the poor chap let out a terrified squeal
“bloody hell they can fly”.
They might have been scary and evil universal overlords however they had a weakness. They couldn’t manage steps… But now they have evolved and can hover.
As well as the evolution had gone they had just suffered a heavy beating from our two cats and a dog. It was no contest. The Daleks had become a defeated race. Or had they. During the night I needed a drink of water. So I quietly and barefootedly made my way in the dark to the kitchen. Then I screamed in pain. A very loud scream. Standing on a little toy Dalek is pain off the scale. Anybody who has stood on a lego piece will know that pain. So I wrote off the Daleks way too soon.
Thank you to Rachel Hill for the Sunshine Blogger Award and your really kind words. If you like great travel writing then please check out Rachel’s site.
How do you decide which blogs to follow?
Maybe just a post that catches my eye, makes me smile, cry or think.
Do you follow people who have different backgrounds, cultures and politics to you?
I hope so.
Can someone have different politics to you but still be a good person in your eyes?
Yes. Politics is different today. Symbolised by hatred, aggression, lack of tolerance. But it doesn’t have to be like that. One picture for me demonstrates this. It’s from a few years back and features the three main British Party Leaders. Different views but with respect for each other.
Do you connect with other bloggers on a personal level?
Yes. Been so lucky to connect with some wonderful bloggers who are now good friends.
Do you read all the blogs you follow?
Somedays yes, somedays no. But if I don’t I try to save the posts for later. Sleepless nights are great for going through the saved posts.
What is your opinion on blogging every day?
It’s whatever people want or are able to do. I do it everyday now as it is such a great stress busting release for me.
Do you like getting a post from the same blogger each day, or do you find you can’t keep up?
Some bloggers I wish they blogged every hour. Occasionally it can be frustrating when you get a Blogger release about one a minute for three hours.
Do you sometimes think what’s the point (in blogging)?
And do you sometimes soar with happiness when posting a good blog post, reading a good blog, or making a connection in the comments sections and think, ‘Yes, this is everything!’?
I get really nervous when I blog. I look at a lot of bloggers and they are so professional, so gifted and so imaginative. Often think what the hell am I doing this for, it’s just not good enough. But each day you read so many brilliant posts from so many gifted talents. Just makes you realise what a great world we live in.
Therefore is blogging a metaphor for life in general?
When was the last time you felt really happy?
Before the world changed. It’s a different kind of happiness now.
Open this up to anyone who has never been nominated before, you do deserve it. I also open this up to anyone with a Dalek phobia…