What Saturdays Meant To Me

Posted by Riaz on August 5, 2017 in Uncategorized |

Saturdays were always magical to me. These days, being in my mid-forties, most Saturdays I am working. I've been a shift worker since the late 90s in an assortment of jobs. My current job allows me two weekends off a month so I still get to enjoy the Saturday experience, which mainly comprises of me […]


Posted by Riaz on July 5, 2016 in Uncategorized |

  HIDDEN   Hidden in shade my dreams and desires half-forgotten melodies hanging in the cloying air of July as the Earth, weighed by doubt, lets out a sigh. Soft river footsteps linger, unhurried memories I seek to understand. The sun rises over a sweet sympathetic land. Her silhouette, slipping free. A cherry blossom spring […]



Posted by Riaz on August 22, 2015 in Uncategorized |


Near Death Experiences

Posted by Riaz on July 22, 2015 in Uncategorized |

  In 1989, a year when Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers urged us to Swing The Mood, Black Box insisted we Ride On Time, and Technotronic ordered us to Pump Up The Jam, I was caught up with the sounds of the sixties. I was eighteen years old and my record collection was full of […]


On Friendship

Posted by Riaz on September 18, 2013 in Uncategorized |

Between my moments of lucid surreal stupidity and high octane frivolity I get periods of quiet reflectiveness. This is one of those times when, for no reason at all, I drift back to my childhood and memories of the friendships I forged. They say we are social creatures, us humans. I think, to all intents […]


Peter Cook

Posted by Riaz on July 10, 2013 in Life, Uncategorized |

I am a child of the 80s. I was 11 when The Young Ones hit our television screens in 1982, 12 when The Black Adder introduced Baldrick to the world and 17 when Alexei Sayle’s Stuff was inflicted upon us. I remember some sit-coms of the late 70s too, mind you. Robin’s Nest and Rising […]


I Hate to Love Facebook

Posted by Riaz on October 7, 2012 in Life, Uncategorized |

There it is. Just look at it. Look at that lovely small ‘f’ swimming in that carefully designed sea of blue. That ‘f’ has come to represent a world of love, peace and harmony to some, while to others it represents a dystopian future governed by a robotic ruling class where money is obsolete and the only legal tender […]


Friday the 13th, 2012

Posted by Riaz on July 13, 2012 in Uncategorized |

It’s Friday the 13th, again. A day often associated with bad luck and mysterious happenings. You are more likely to be run over by a car today, so they say, or even a bus. A pot of paint, balancing precariously at the top of a ladder, is likely to fall on your head. That itch […]

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