For years, I have played around with words creating pictures in letters and sound from sights that I’ve seen and events that I’ve witnessed. Sometimes these have inspired others to have a go, but mostly they are for my own entertainment. I never quite realised how many there were until I began putting them together in this online format. Hopefully, others will enjoy reading them but that is not the prime purpose. They are, for me, like a deluxe photo album illustrating, for example, the day I took the motorbike out to Crosby Sands or cycled to Alderley Edge. And, they inspire me to think of new and fresh expressions regarding people and places which give me pleasure. Paul Riley, January 2015.