Author Archives: Tim Maidment

About Tim Maidment

Writer, House Husband, Library Person, Raconteur, Poly, Queer and Bon Vivant. You were expecting something simple?

Short Story: No Bright Ideas Please

Somewhere on the other side of the mirror is a world made of petrified pain; and there The Regent sits on a stool before a picture of his Yellow King’s Palace. He dreams of Carcosa, and around him the distillation … Continue reading

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The Charleesi Is At University

This time last week, we dropped the Charleesi off at her brand new accomodation at Oxford Brookes. By brand new, I mean that it had literally been finished about a week before. Accompanied by her three parents (myself and the … Continue reading

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Best Resistance Ever

Every now and then, while working with the public, I get to see and hear the most wonderful conversations and interactions. It can make or break my days sometimes, but this week I heard something that has continued to put … Continue reading

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Things Lady M Says: Recognition!

So we were watching 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown and a discussion began around mangled word usage. It’s a subject obviously close to our hearts, especially when they started to talk about the kind of mismatched phrases for … Continue reading

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Playfulness

I was walking to get the bus this morning when I saw a cluster of young boys darting around a parked car. My first instinct was one of suspicion, but there didn’t seem to be any of the scowling furtiveness … Continue reading

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Home Again

After the rains of Heligan, we were blessed with sun for our final day in Newquay, so we took advantage of the time before our train home in walking over the headlands and exploring the beaches in the area. It … Continue reading

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Newquay Break

I’ve definitely needed this break. My heartrate falling from 86bpm to 73bpm while we’ve been here is proof alone of that. We’ve been walking or using public transport exclusively while we’re down here too, so it has forced a change … Continue reading

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