Chickens As Pets one-week promo when myfibromyalgia comes out

Chickens As Pets

My new book, myfibromyalgia: one man’s experience of living with chronic illness, is released on Monday July 2 in paperback and ebook. To celebrate, for ONE week only from that date, the ebook of Chickens As Pets – Your Definitive Guide to Keeping Pet Chickens At Home will be available on Amazon with a significant … Read moreChickens As Pets one-week promo when myfibromyalgia comes out

Tales of the Bird Man: No Meat on my Plate

Not a meat bird. Lucky Roxy!

It’s strange, thinking back to the days when I ate meat, specifically about the act of eating meat and what meat I ate. As an adult I recall the tinned ravioli of my youth and I come over all queasy. To this day, I’m not at all sure what the meat was composed of that … Read moreTales of the Bird Man: No Meat on my Plate

Tales of the Bird Man: Eggs in the Pantry

Eggs in the Pantry

“What’s that godawful smell coming from the pantry?” my mother asked, of no-one in particular as she walked through from the living room to the kitchen. “I don’t know,” my dad called through, from where he was sitting at the table drinking a cup of tea. “I noticed it this morning.” “And you didn’t say … Read moreTales of the Bird Man: Eggs in the Pantry

Cats always win in the end

I sometimes decide that enough is enough. No more cats (I have three) sleeping on my bed at night – nor during the day, for that matter. I was fed up with putting my bed linens in the washing machine every week, and pulling not just clean laundry out of the machine when done, but … Read moreCats always win in the end

Tales of the Bird Man: Aloysius

Aloysius

Roxy was my first-ever disabled chick. They can hatch in a worse state than she did. In fact, you couldn’t tell anything was wrong with her at all, not at first, not for several weeks. But, eventually, I noticed there was this one chick, gender still unknown, that was looking obviously smaller than his or … Read moreTales of the Bird Man: Aloysius

Tales of the Bird Man: Roxy

Roxy (no, she does NOT drink wine!)

It’s part of her life. It has always been part of her life. At least, as far back as she can remember, and she can certainly remember, because she knows who I am. When the earthquake comes, it is nearly always followed in quick succession by another, and another, sometimes more, before calm returns and … Read moreTales of the Bird Man: Roxy

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