Blogs and Musings
There are currently five unique blogs, past and present, on ShiverWriggle. There is also a section for Irregular Musings, random thoughts which boycott the proposed continuity and structure of a blog.
Some years ago, for my 21st birthday, a friend of mine made me a card. Upon it were listed twenty-one things to do at twenty-one. To be honest, I never managed to do all of them (I still haven’t taken a flying lesson or made a music video, for example), but I found the card during a recent clear-out (well, I say clear-out – I rarely actually manage to throw anything away) and it got me thinking.
What if I were to draw up a new list of twenty-one things to do: twenty-one accomplishments that I could tick off gradually over the coming months, perhaps even years? They would have to be broad enough that if my personal circumstances were to change then I could still achieve them, easy enough that I stood a chance of completing them at some point, but hard enough that they would be a challenge.
The more I got thinking about it, the more I became determined to go about drawing up such a list. And so, after some deliberation, here I am with my completed list. So far, Dr E.W. Gordon, Patrick and Vague have also volunteered their lists and if I have my way I’ll be gently persuading the other contributors to get involved too: team effort, an’ all that…
The thoughts and imaginings of a modern day Viking.
Well you see, it’s like this. Sometimes you don’t want to be tied to the rigidity of a blog. You may not want to be defined that way, you may be too unorganised to be able to regularly contribute. Or you may have something else to say which doesn’t sit right anywhere in particular. Irregular Musings is the solution to all the above scenarios. Enjoy.
Every so often we meet with a familiar part of our environment which we suppose has some personal attachment for us as individuals. Over the next year I am hoping to share some of my familiars.
On Meaning: An Interview
The kind of meaning that I am hoping to explore is that abstract and woolly kind of meaning that we refer to when we say that ‘I am struggling to find meaning in my life’. I sense that this is a very different kind of meaning to the meaning of a word, for example, although another term for the meaning of the word is a definition, and those moments in our lives that offer most meaning tend to be referred to as defining moments, so maybe the differences are not so stark. [Read more...]
Our Girl on the Outside
By: Lydia Crow
Today’s times in rhymes. Yesterday’s news in haiku. And, because clearly not all poetry rhymes (and also because we can’t think of any more rhyming examples off the top of our heads but think three examples would be quite neat and tidy), last week’s headlines in sonnet form.
Reflections of the Times and Seasons in the Natural World
You will observe the frost, brought by darkness and holding fast through the day. The hem of the village is fuzzy with it. Tom Johnson at All Saints said the aconites are flowering and little spots of white pepper gardens, verges and thickets, shards of pure light as beacons for the days ahead. Their wholesomeness begins again that cycle for which you are glad. Snowdrops have a pristine purity which belongs on the untainted canvas of the unfamiliar year. [Read more...]
The outdoors. It is an interesting word in itself – carrying connotation and loaded meaning. Why choose a word that pretty much encompasses the whole world and turn it into “us and them”? Out of doors. In other words, not a safe, man-made place. Something beyond the barrier; frightening, and not to be trusted. An irony; we are all originally from outdoors. Not too long ago there were no doors. Equally interesting is the way different countries approach this subject. In Sweden it is The Nature. I prefer this phrase. [Read more...]
Vintage Tracey Goodness
Some know her as Miss Whiplash. Some know her as Spot. To us she’s Lash. And she’s here to introduce into your lives a degree of luscious, delicious ShiverWriggle goodness that we hope, wherever your travels may take you hereafter, you will carry with you for many years to come.