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'It Ain't What You Do, It's What It Does To You' by Simon Armitage

‘It Ain’t What You Do, It’s What It Does To You’

by Simon Armitage

“I have not bummed across America
with only a dollar to spare, one pair… 56 more words


Fierce Light & Dan Carlin: returning to WW1

Through most of 2015 I was listening to an enormously long audio documentary series about World War 1. It’s called Blueprint For Armageddon and is part of the Hardcore History show hosted by Dan Carlin. 392 more words

Mostly Serious

It Ain't What You Do...

The following poem is one I had to study for my GCSE’s (which I just realised was 16 years ago… exactly HALF OF MY LIFE AGO!). 228 more words

Bucket List

Road Trippin' with Margaret Atwood, Or, Why listening to music while reading your favourite novel does not make you a bad person

It has been shown that when you are studying for exams, or in another situation where you really need to learn something, then listening to music is… 1,170 more words

Spotify Playlist

I am Thomas, Wilton's Music Hall

Originally written for Exeunt.

When is the right time to speak up? That’s one of the questions lurking amidst the chaos and clutter of Told by an Idiot’s latest show, which tells the story of one person – Thomas Aikenhead – who spoke up at precisely the wrong time. 686 more words


Back with more cricket poems

After a week’s break, where I have been amongst other things watching actual cricket, here are two more poems to add to the Ten10 tales collection. 30 more words

Simon Travers