Archive for December, 2014

2014 in review

Posted: December 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 4,800 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 4 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.


Happy New Year

Posted: December 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

Another Christmas celebration is over, the turkey’s almost gone,

New Year is nearly upon us, so come on, bring it on!

I’m ready for a party after a few days of partial rest,

And I’m filled up on left over mince pies and the everlasting turkey breast.

Nearly time to get the glad rags on and head out to paint the town red,

I apologise to my body in advance and give a ‘warning’ to my own head.

It’s gonna be a dance fest, and it’s gonna be a boozy one,

The Sambuca will be flowing, and of course a Jaeger bomb (Or two!)

I’ve seen plenty of my friends this Christmas, more than I’ve done for a while,

Some special persons or person who have really made me smile.

Thanks to special people with whom I’ve spent quality time,

I don’t like to mention individuals when I blog stories, facts or rhyme.

But you know exactly who you are, you know I’m talking about you,

I think you are fantastic, and you know that part is true.

(Because I say so)

So in a day and a half, it will be twenty fifteen,

A time to resolve yourselves of sins like swearing, cigs or caffeine.

A brand new year, with brand new hopes, and brand new goals to set,

But by the mid to end of January, you’ll be back to square one, I bet.

I’ll resolve to be less grumpy and more tolerant of my kith and kin,

And just to enjoy living and cherish what I have within.

I have a lot of love to give and want to let it out,

In my free time I want to write more and just to mess about!

I’m happy with the start of next year; I have a job I enjoy,

I’ll soon sort out my finances and set up a home for me and my boy.

So come on 2015, give me all you’ve got,

It’s my year to reinvent myself, to improve myself a lot.

I’ll take the bull by the horns for some things, but other things I wont rush,

I hope I achieve what I desire, some things need a lot – others a gentle push.

Happy New Year

Seven Deadly Sins

Posted: December 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

Another one to re blog – just because I can


The seven deadly sins

When we talk about them, what do they bring to mind?

Dark deeds? Dark characters? Yes. – Sinister motives.

They lead us on a merry (or not so merry – totally wrong word)

Dance… a trot… a walk… a sinister walk to crazy town.

They do drive us crazy and there is no return.








Ask yourself, which of these have been felt by you?

If I’m honest, five, which leaves me two…

Two… Only two… Does that make me bad?

Or looking again it might be one…. One deadly sin I’ve never had.

Or does that make me human, full of emotion and feelings, cravings and urges,

Those unbelievable notions and sudden surges.

That put these capital vices in our heads,

And make us toss and turn at night in our beds.

Wrath, yeah, I’ve been angry and…

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I’ve reblogged this from June because I like it 🙂


ImageA foreword before you read this blog entry – A really bizarre request from ‘writing 101’ today. We were asked to contrast two ‘things.’ I chose Questions and Answers… (Don’t ask me why). There was a twist. To write the post in the form of dialogue. So… Here it goes. Tonight we have a big dispute on our hands, ladies and gentlemen. You join us here on the blog of Stephen Cresswell, where Question will take on Answer in a battle of wits and power. Two contrasting foes. Who will win? Seconds out – Fight. “I’m a question, and I have a fantastic punctuation mark after me.” “Well, whoopee for you. I’m an answer, and I’m not limited to one!” Both competitors with an excellent opening argument there. “Everyone can ask a question. Not everyone can give an answer.” Question circled his rival with an evil look in his eye…

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