This is a journal of things. A celebration of the beauty of the ordinary and less ordinary in poem and prose; of day-to-day magic that goes unnoticed. It celebrates the present, the now, the moment, without looking too far forward. How, through grand design, serendipity or luckless emergence we have ended up with the fascinating, intriguing world that is all around us, yet passes us by.
It’s deliberately glass half full; noticing, celebrating and laughing with life’s little pleasures, life’s events; the bounty of here. By my reckoning, ordinary can be extraordinary, and our lives richer if we pause, however momentarily, to notice it. To see the sparkling miscellany of life that surrounds us.
The author, David Preston, writes about the sparkling miscellany of life (www.morningmistermagpie.com) and @magpiemisc, beer stories (www.beertintedspectacles.com) and brands (www.thecrowflies.co.uk). He is a Member of the British Guild of Beer Writers and a practising writer (not necessarily a Practiced Writer…). He blogs on a weekly basis, often more, sometimes less. All work is original and © David Preston, 2012-2017