Bryan Hemming

short stories, comment, articles, humour and photography

Sam Flowers – his choices are my choice

The  blogger who leads me to the most interesting blogs on WordPress has to be Sam Flowers. If there was  prize for blogging discernment, Sam would be my nomination. Not … Continue reading

March 29, 2013 · 8 Comments

Joiking – Songs of the Sami

You may worry about stray cats pissing on your plants, moles burrowing under your lawn, or slugs getting to your strawberries, but in the far north town of Hammerfest in … Continue reading

March 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

The universe is 80 million years older than you thought it was

Okay, you probably hadn’t thought about it at all, and don’t even know the date of its birthday, let alone what star sign it is.  Not do I. Still, having … Continue reading

March 23, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Scream – A walk through Edvard Munch’s Oslo

NO PAINTING seems to sum up the alienation and isolation of 21st century existence as does The Scream by Norwegian artist Edvard Munch. After Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, it is the second … Continue reading

March 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Bring on the clowns

It seems to have been raining cats and dogs in Andalucia forever this winter. On Monday morning, by the stink riding the air, you could’ve thought it was pouring camels, … Continue reading

March 16, 2013 · 11 Comments

Mothers’ Day

Today’s Mothers’ Day, back in the UK. Once a time for pot plants, chocolates and cards, it is no more. I’ll always remember the day I flew in from Spain … Continue reading

March 10, 2013 · 2 Comments

King Cnut’s Prize

In honour of the Great Cnut, the Danish king who showed his acolytes how wrong a bunch of slimey, tide-turners can be, I announce a new award for the most … Continue reading

March 8, 2013 · 2 Comments

Pedersen’s Last Dream – Two

“I’m surrounded by pygmies,” Dr Finkel informed me, “And you are the biggest pygmy of all.” Was there the hint of a compliment? “Ever since  I can remember I longed to … Continue reading

March 5, 2013 · 1 Comment

Portraits of my pueblo – Conil, Andalusia

Five studies of Conil de la Frontera by Angelica Westerhoff Having lived and sketched in Munich, Paris and Austria’s second city of Graz, Angelica Westerhoff finally settled in Conil de … Continue reading

March 4, 2013 · 5 Comments

Hunger, the 19th century novel that spawned 20th century literature

THE OLD boarding house at Number 11 Tomtegaten no longer stands. Neither does the street. Most of the immediate area was demolished decades ago, leaving no trace of scenes Norwegian … Continue reading

March 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

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