The Diary of a Wizard – Week Forty Three

Hey friend! Welcome to The Diary of a Wizard, the most magically, monstrously, marvellous blog around, not to blow my own trumpet or anything! This week I’m getting into a scrape and maybe some fisty cuffs to deal with a scoundrel. Wish me luck!

The Diary of a Wizard – Week Thirty Nine

Hey friend! Welcome to the best blog around for the purest magical mayhem. This week I’m going to have to break a powerful spell which is something a wizard must do from time to time. Of course, things are bound to get oddball whacky, cos that’s what The Diary of a Wizard is all about. YAY!

The Diary of a Wizard – Week Thirty Eight

Hey friend! Welcome to the best blog in a world of whacky and wondrous wizardry. This week we have a pest problem out by the creek. They aren’t just your average pests so I’m going to need a hand. I can think of someone who may want to help.

The Diary of a Wizard – Week Thirty Seven

Hey friend! Welcome to the best blog about all things wizardy. This week I’ve gotta help a tree. I know it sounds strange, but this is The Diary of a Wizard, and this is also The Enchanted Woods, so anything can and usually does happen.

The Diary of a Wizard – Week Thirty Six

Hey friend! This week on the best blog for magical mayhem, I’ve got to help out a knight in shining armour. Obviously, things will not be straight forward, cos well, this is Diary of a Wizard, and nothing’s ever straight forward. But you knew that already, or maybe you didn’t, so you do now. We’re all informed. Hooray!!

The Diary of a Wizard – Week Thirty Five

Hey friend! Welcome to the best blog for crazy occurrences on a weekly basis. This week I have been invited to do a speech at the wood witch’s Annual General Meeting (AGM). I’ve never done a speech to wood witches before. Cave witches, sure, wicked witches, yep, white witches, all the time, even spoke to The Mighty Elf Witch on the phone once, just never ever wood ones. This should be interesting.

The Diary of a Wizard – Week Thirty Four

Hey friend! This week there’s been reports of a fearsome and terrible giant, so gigantically ginormous that even the ogres are shakily scared like cowardy custards. I’m not a massive fan of ogres, but I’d better see if I can help ’em out of a jam I s’pose.

The Diary of a Wizard – Week Thirty Three

Hey friend! Welcome to the best blog for wondrous whacky wizardry and 500-year-old cave witchery. This week, my best friend and 500-year-old cave witch, Caladium Crane needs some help with a special kind of spell. While that sounds simple, it’s bound to be anything but.

War – A Poem by B.Brunswick

This is an unusually sombre tone for me, but I wrote a poem and I wanted to share it with the world. Sometimes it’s so hard to understand humanity. You ask anyone you know, anyone you pass in the street, if they want wars, the answer would be no every single time. Literally no one wants wars, yet here we are, the same place we’ve been forever.

I hope sooner or later our love will win the day and the killing will stop. I think I echo everyone’s sentiments, when I say, we, the human race, earth’s children have had enough. When will they hear us?

War

The bombs they fell
The lives as well
After explosions came the cries
The hate was sewed
And fed again
Within the vicious lies
And you yearned for more
The soil you craved
Replaced with nowt but dust
The soil is yours
To do with what you will
But it’s paid for with our blood
And though no one wants
To kill and maim
It happens everyday
And our love combined, has no voice
To make the evil go away
You, the twisted soul
That’s blood runs cold
The small people feel your scorn
And none of them
Are at fault
For the coming of the storm
You bloody pigs of war
That feed and prey
Burn every boy and girl
You sit there on a throne of rubble
But at least you own the world

I will carry on the usual shenanigans and laughs of course, but I never want people think it’s because I don’t care, or that it doesn’t hurt me as much as it does the rest of us. It’s because that’s my way of spreading light. I make you smile and for a moment, that stops the tears.

I hope that peace is something that will one day find us, until that day, stay safe and keep on shining.

Poetry for Adults:

The Diary of a Wizard – Week Thirty One

Hey friend! Welcome back to the best blog of magical mayhem and weird yet wondrous whacky wizardry. This week a weary adventurer has gone missing, and that seems to happen a lot in The Enchanted Woods, so this is a job for meeeeeee.

The Diary of a Wizard – Week Thirty

Hey friend! This week is the week of love and on the best blog for magical mayhem, I’ll be making some matches. No, not matches for fire, I can make fire with a click of my magical fingers, matches of love I mean. The Grand High Wizard needs a date for Valentine’s night. It looks like I’d better put my match making hat on, under my pointy one of course.

The Diary of a Wizard – Week Twenty Seven

Hey friend! Welcome to the best blog in a world of whacky and wondrous wizardry! You may have noticed I haven’t published a new diary entry for 9 weeks—I mean, you probably didn’t notice, but you know what I’m saying. There is of course a very good reason for this, allow me to explain.

The Diary of a Wizard – Week Twenty Four

Hey friend! This week on the best blog for stuff that happens in a wizard’s world, I’ve gotta babysit the Grand High Wizard’s Apprentice. It’s sure to be a tough week, he’s a really bad apprentice, so it’s gonna be testing.

The Diary of a Wizard – Week Twenty Three

Hey friend! Welcome to the best blog for Halloween magic. This week on the Halloween special part 2, as you know, we’ve got an undead freaky vegan zombie conundrum in The Enchanted Woods and my best friend, and 500-year-old Cave Witch, Caladium Crane and I are in some serious trouble! You may wanna Check out part 1 first if you missed it.

The Diary of a Wizard – Week Twenty Two

Hey friend! This week on the best blog for all things Halloween fun, I’m doing a Halloween special! Of course, they’ll be undead zombie freaks running amok in The Enchanted Woods. This sounds like a job for a miraculously marvellous mage or even a whacky wonderous wizard! Let’s see if we can make the dead, that became undead, redead!

The Diary of a Wizard – Week Eighteen

Hey friend! Welcome to the best blog around. Yay! This week I have to get busy and find a new steed. No wizard can afford to go steedless for long and hopefully this one’ll be a bit more trusty and maybe even more magical than Horace was.

The Diary of a Wizard – Week Seventeen

Hey friend! Welcome to the best blog about wizardy things. This week I’ve reached the end of my tether. Me and Horace have got to have stern words I’m afraid. He’s just taken this too far. I mean we’re on week 17 and he only took me 100 metres in week 5 when I had to negotiate a peace deal. Wish me luck!

The Diary of a Wizard – Week Sixteen

Hey friend! Welcome to the best blog about a wizard’s adventures. This week I’ve got to tangle with a fearsome swamp monster, that’s giving the swamp goblins a terrible time. I’d better don my wellington boots, and go and have a gander.

The Diary of a Wizard – Week Fifteen

Hey friend! Welcome to the best blog about the life of a wizard. This week I’ve heard that dark forces are at work in the frozen lands to the south by the foot of the Misty Mountains. A great battle is soon to take place and the meadow faeries need my help!

The Diary of a Wizard – Week Fourteen

Hey friend! Welcome to the best blog about the happenings that happen within The Enchanted Woods. This week I’ve had reports of weary travellers going missing in the darkest part of the woods. The word is foul play is suspected. I’d better check it out.

The Diary of a Wizard – Week Thirteen

Hey friend! Welcome! This is where we take the diary of a wizard and turn it into the best blog around for your entertainment purposes. This week I have to help free a village of dwarfs from a deadly lake monster. Wish me luck, monsters in my experience tend to be scary!

The Diary of a Wizard – Week Eleven

Hey Friend! Welcome back to the best blog about wizardy things. This week I promised King Harold I’d get the bats out of the tower tall at the top of his castle. I know it doesn’t sound like the job for a wizard, but they are vampire bats and they’ve been making meals out of the kingdom’s livestock. The unicorn farm’s been decimated.

The Diary of a Wizard – Week Nine

Hey Friend! Welcome to the best blog about the happenings of wizards. This week I’ve had a report of dragon fire in The Village at the Edge of the Woods. Sounds like the village folk are as jumpy as a jiggly jack rabbit about it. I’d better see if I can assist in any way.

The Diary of a Wizard – Week Eight

Hey friend! Welcome to the what I’m sure by now, is the world famous, best blog about all things wizard. This week I have to help out Good King Burt of Gonkingshire, he’s having trouble finding his daughter a suiter of royal blood. I don’t like to get involved with matters of the heart, but I guess as we’ve been friends for 53 years, I can’t really say no. Wish me luck, I’m probably gonna need it.

The Diary of a Wizard – Week Five

Hey friend! This week on the best blog for all things wizardy, I’ve got to negotiate a tricky peace deal between some ill-tempered Cave Trolls and some disgruntled Swamp Goblins. There’s been bloodshed for 103 years. I’ll need to be on top form for this one, it’s going to be tough.

The Diary of a Wizard – Week Four

Hey friend! Welcome to the best blog written by a wizard. This week, I’m going to see my best friend Caladium Crane. She’s a 500-year-old cave witch, don’t you know? She says she has a special quest for us to go on. I can’t wait to see what she’s got for me.

The Diary of a Wizard – Week Two

Hey there friend! Welcome back to the best blog around.

This week I will be spending a few days with the merpeople. The King Gillian, has been having trouble with feral sea horses and the kelp garden needs some pruning. I have to say I’m looking forward to this one!

The Diary of a Wizard – Week One

Hey there friend!! Welcome to the best blog about the life of a wizard!

This week I’ll need to get to the library to do some research. Sounds easy right? Well if was the run of the mill, high street library you’d probably be right, but this is the ancient library where all wizardly knowledge is kept. I know, I keep telling them to go digital, but these wizards are really set in their ways.

What The Book? A Great New Podcast and My First Interview

What the Book? While this looks like a typo, and I was really trying to say something rude, it is in fact a new podcast. If you like authors, books or more particularly, laughing, you may well enjoy a listen.

Barry’s Favourite Fantasy Books: Gaeamundi by J.S. Larmore

Hey there friends!

As you know, I write some fantasy books, and sometimes I like to read fantasy books too and one of the fantasy books I read recently, I enjoyed so much, I invited the author to tell you about her and her amazing book. Her name is J.S Larmore and I am lucky to now, call her my friend. I think she may be your friend too but, I’m going to let her tell you all about that.