The first day of spring passed by earlier this week. Winter is supposed to be vanquished by now. It should be nothing more than a shivery memory!
Coffee aficionados look on with horror when I fix myself an instant decaffeinated cup of joe, or use a chicory-based hippy alternative from the health-food shop.
As you turn it about in the light, you can see a beautiful, ethereal blue fire slipping about inside of it.
Her doting mum was so proud to introduce me to her tiny, blind, squalling baby.
I tip-toed in, holding a coffee in one hand and a portfolio case of sketchbooks in the other.
It's easy to feel a sense of magical awe when you're standing on the South Downs at night, looking up at the stars.
Apple Mac inventor Steve Jobs famously stole this line from Picasso when he spoke about inspiration. 'It comes down to trying to expose yourself to the best things that humans have done,' he explained.
The grey light of dawn peeked through the gap in the curtains, and found me already awake.
With glum resignation, I had to accept that the night had passed without sleep.
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