2017 has been a good year for me, can you tell?

Four months without a post!

I’ve had twinges of guilt for not posting more and moments of believing that 2017 wouldn’t see another post from me here. But if I were to compare the January to June period to previous years, this year does rate as one of the better ones.

Simply put:

Better job + more fulfilled and balanced time outside work x positive outlook = ME in 2017 

This does tell me a little something about myself; that I’m far more prone to write when life isn’t as fluid as it has been in 2017.

So for the remainder of this year my plan is to post where I can but with a view to a ‘once a month’ schedule. It’s for me to work on what form this may take but my early thoughts are on having a theme for each month e.g. July – Music and how it’s kept me alive, August – Books and why reading is a healthy escape and so on.

Keep an eye on this page as I’ll update with the monthly themes as I form them.

Have a great June!



Refreshed and Renewed

Since registering Flashpoint back in January, I’ve stuck with a fairly basic(OK bland) theme. Concentrating on my writing and thoughts, I’ve left tried to let the words speak for themselves. But the flat look to the site has bothered me over the last few months.

Yes, I like lighthouses.

If you have followed me long enough on Twitter then you’ll know that I’m a fan of Tara O’Connor’s comic book work. She has an incredible style to her work and wanted to commission Tara for an art piece to use as a header. So after the last few weeks we have knocked ideas back and forth. You can see a sneak peek of the outcome below.

Once the final piece has been tweaked it will sit in pride of place as the header for Flashpoint. Let me know what you think.

Keeping it Up

This post is part of the #Blaugust event run by @belghast. Details can be found here – Blaugust 2016.

This being the last in the series of Blaugust for 2016 means my one post/entry a week did work to a degree; Four in 31 days is 1 in every 7.75 days. If anything, and as I have the time, I’d hope this would be the new average. The first 7 months of 2016 saw an average of 1.71 posts/entries.

So September, huh? It’s my birthday month and tends to be one of my favourite months of the year. This year I’m hoping for my first telescope – a motorised Newtonian reflector for sky watching our galaxy mainly.

Time to dust off my S194 books, me thinks.