Its sometimes really difficult to write a Blog, as I’ve since discovered. I know its supposed to be like a diary, but then, diaries are supposed to be private. There are just some things that I do not want people to know (about personal relationships and other people, for example), or at least, do not want most people to be made aware of in public.

I faced this dilemma right at the onset, and decided the only way around this, was to write only about myself. My feelings, my everyday activities (within reason!); and my outlook on people in general and on life. But to hold back on my feelings and opinions about other people; at least, should these be intimate, to make sure such people were not identifiable.

This I have done, and I like to think I have kept true to my original decision.

Having said this, I decided at the onset to answer peoples’ questions about anything I had written here, but not questions about past (or present) relationships I may have had, or to allow ‘past sensationalism’ connected with myself (such as allegations solely designed to capitalise upon my name) to ‘creep’ in here. Anyone reading this regularly, will be aware that I have done just this; and only had to be ‘strict’ with one or two people (such as Janice, for example, who now seems to have got the massage – deliberate pun, sorry!) who have other motivations in mind.

Which reminds me (and probably what prompted me to think of this), I have already been approached by sensational newspaper asking what I had ‘planned for Halloween again’. I merely replied that I could not go anywhere, or do anything, at the moment because I’d hurt my foot! Don’t think that is what they wanted to hear, so I don’t think we’ll see that in print!

But getting back to my Blog, it really is difficult to disclose personal things sometimes. It REALLY is not easy. But at least I took the challenge, so I don’t really regret anything.

Looking back, I really don’t know how Samuel Peeps (yes, I know, sure I’ve spelt that wrong, but can’t be bothered to look it up) managed it. But then I suppose he had no idea it was about to be read by all the moment he wrote it!

So, I suppose I shouldn’t complain about it!

David

  • reply John Baldry's Cat ,

    -“I have already been approached by sensational newspaper asking what I had ‘planned for Halloween again’. I merely replied that I could not go anywhere, or do anything, at the moment because I’d hurt my foot!”

    If you dressed as a vampire, maybe they would offer to carry you about in a coffin?

    • reply David Farrant ,

      Your ‘Cat-brain’ humour seems to get more and more bizarre Cat!

      Hopefully, my Halloween plans have been mostly finalised now. Two genuine articles scheduled, one book chapter due, and one TV film interview that I filmed much earlier this month as well.

      Apart from that, I am not going to any parties (fancy dress or otherwise) and I am not socialising. At least, maybe just with two or three friends that I can just about tolerate due to my injury!

      If you want to know the truth, I hate Halloween!

      David

      • reply John Baldry's Cat ,

        Fine, be a stick-in-the-mud about this whole Halloweeen business if you must. But this subject brings up a question I’d oft pondered. What does Bishop Bonkers do on Halloween when he encounters dozens of children and adults dressed as “vampires”? When they appear at his door does he attempt to “stake” them? Or does he barricade himself in the loo for the duration? Enquiring minds want to know. Miaow.

        • reply David Farrant ,

          Sorry, for seeming like a stick-in-the-mud, Cat. But I really don’t know what kids would do if they encountered a person dressed up as a bishop on the door-step.

          I can only imagine that the kids would get more of a shock than their original request for a ‘trick or treat’!

          I can only imagine that they’d run off screaming! I mean, can you imagine encountering such a situation?!? Meeting somebody dressed up as Dracula is one thing on Halloween, but to actually meet somebody dressed up as a bishop is quite another!

          If that was the case, I could only summise that the group of kids collecting ‘trick or treat’ would run a mile!

          David

          • reply matt ,

            “What does Bishop Bonkers do on Halloween when he encounters dozens of children and adults dressed as “vampires”? When they appear at his door does he attempt to “stake” them?”

            It would make truly awful headline in a local newspaper

            10 YEAR OLD CHILD IN HALLOWEEN HORROR STAKING DEATH
            A ten year child was staked to death by a crazed…..donning a mitre…

            • reply David Farrant ,

              Yes, its this time of year Matt when peoples’ imaginations sure can run wild regarding things like ghosts and the paranormal. I personally don’t know why people need to dress up at all at Halloween, masks, pumkins and all the rest of it!

              Of course, most people take their fancy dress costumes off by the next day – some people don’t!!

              David

              • reply David Farrant ,

                For Cat,

                LISTEN CAT,

                There is no way I can allow posts like that here – which is why its not here!

                Look, I hardly have to edit anything here, and so far have only had to do that with just two ‘renegrade’ people; one of them trying to resurrect something that never really existed in the first place, and the other from someone who was trying to impersonate somebody. Both got ‘sused’ and warnings had to be issued. Both of these people have since apparently disappeared!

                Please be a good puddy Cat.

                Just because you’re supposed to be a ‘spirit cat’, is really no excuse!

                David

                • reply John Baldry's Cat ,

                  Narked again? I hope this isn’t “cat prejudice”.

                  • reply David Farrant ,

                    Look, you mangy Cat,

                    I am not ‘narked’!

                    I just don’t want any more unfounded rumours spreading about.

                    There’s enough of those believed by gullible people already!

                    David

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