I am very aware that my writing is a bit dry. In an effort to inject some feeling I did an experiment by using the dictation mode on the iphone and dictating what I felt about what my senses were telling me;
The sounds of the Morning Chorus, the noise of four squirrels playing in the trees at the top of Spring Garden Lane trying to get an artistic picture at White Lion Walk, the smell of cooking coming out of Morrisons and Greggs, the sounds of the huge flock of seagulls chasing the shoal of mackerel in the harbour all fed in to my notes.
The dictations weren’t perfect, pig instead of pigeons, here instead of hear, and the brief conversation that I had with Bob outside Greggs, the Egrets at the cockleponds, I had it all.
I spent about half an hour doing an edit tidying up. Then last thing I’d was ready to copy it from where the dictation is being done in apple notes to wordpress, two button presses and its all gone. Disappeared never to return. How annoying is that? I have to say in a most polite way – very annoying. Extremely annoying. As you can imagine, I was slightly less polite when it happened.