In celebration – or – What do you want to know about fracking? – or – how to reach 1000 without even trying.

Has the title put you off? It’s a bit long, I admit. But if you are honest there is probably something there for everyone!

Here it is! the 1000th post. I never thought I would get here – so this is being written with a touch of amazement. Of course, I haven’t kept count, but dear old WordPress has done that for me and it was completely painless. It only seems a short while since I moved from the blogger platform and I have to say that blogging here has been very much easier and more enjoyable. Thank you so much for joining me on my journey – there are over 1000 of you, and that amazes me too.

I thought I’d ‘celebrate’ by having a serious discussion. What do you know about fracking? Well, last night I made a really momentous decision. Let me tell you how it came about…..

From time to time I give talks to various groups. Last night we visited a local one, and it’s safe to say that many of the members are friends and a few are customers too. This doesn’t make the talk any easier, however, a talk is a talk – and you have to give value for money when people are making the effort to come and listen. Just as we were about to leave we had a phone call. It purported to be from a marketing company – and they were asking us to invest in a scheme for fracking…..

Now, this may be a lucrative enterprise, fracking may be safe etc, etc, etc but frankly fracking was the farthest thing from my mind and I was quite angry that they had called. In fact, I ‘festered’ almost all the way to the venue. In truth, though the journey wasn’t very long, so in reality I didn’t waste an enormous amount of time on the subject, however, I did make a decision!

Recently my artwork has moved in a slightly different direction. I’ve been working for some time on a project re Alzheimers, and that hovers and hoovers around my brain all the time. Topics that include broken images, scribbles, scrawls, incomplete sentences – I’m sure you get the drift – have been uppermosts in my thoughts every time I lift a pen or paintbrush. This page from my sketchbook (which is one of the things I showed them last night, by the way) gives you an idea


Now, you may look upon these as scribbles. I, however, view them rather as stitch marks or ideas that might lead to stitch marks. but you can call them whatever you like for the time being.

The journey to a talk, no matter how short, is a very important part of my preparation. Most of it has happened before we leave – but I don’t use notes and the message must relate to NOW, even if I’m talking about something that I made a while ago. So the fracking conversation moved towards the back of my mind before very long. I began to think about the sequence of laying out my samples, the demo bits (I don’t always demo, but it was an integral part of this talk) and then I had a flash of inspiration!


Scribbles were no longer part of my design process! My scribbles were to be renamed FRACKLES! Which meant that now my samples were now samples of FRACKLING!

This morning I did my 15 minutes of creativity – and I thoroughly enjoyed my Fracking. However, shortly afterwards I had a phone call.

Him ‘Good morning madam, I represent xxx one of the oldest marketing firms in the City of London’

Me ‘Oh yes, and what are you marketing today?’

Him ‘Have you heard of fracking’

Me ‘Oh yes! And I’ve just been doing it?

Him ‘Really? How have you been doing it?’

Me ‘Now you really don’t think I’m going to give my secrets away to a total stranger, do you?’

Him ‘But I’m really interested’

Me ‘In that case, I’ll admit that it’s one of the countries most underused recreational pastimes and I’m looking for investors. Are you interested in becoming one of my financial backers?’

The phone went dead.

And all due to to Fracking!

(Please leave a comment below – it might just win you a Fracking Sample


24 thoughts on “In celebration – or – What do you want to know about fracking? – or – how to reach 1000 without even trying.

  1. Great post and congratulations on your 1000! I wonder if that will work for the personal injury phone calls too – must get the sketch book out . . . .


  2. Congrats Myfanwy πŸ™‚ – brilliant idea that … a fracking good idea even! The mind takes you where it wants you to go I sometimes think. I may have one idea but it turns out to be something completely different once I get going ..
    booh to phone calls .. hardly ever get any thank goodness but was persuaded by some lady that I DID “have had an accident” and that is why she was calling me … ???? counted limbs: all there in reasonably good health … don’t own a car … did I fall off my bike : No! Stabbed myself in the finger with a sharp sewing needle : Yes! Can these people see what I am doing all day? Are they flies on the wall? I am now looking at flies on the wall with suspicion πŸ˜€
    Must do an inspired work on that idea …


    1. No, not flies, it’s the little camera in your tv πŸ˜‰ It broadcasts what you are doing – I follow you on ‘’ I’m on there too of course – wave next time you see me and I’ll wave back πŸ˜‰


  3. HAHA I love that πŸ˜€

    Congratulations on number 1000 then next 1K will go by faster. It took 3 years to get to 1K for me and just over a year to get to 2K


    1. Thanks Al! If I’d kept up the momentum I’d have arrived sooner, but there are always other blogs to write….

      Tomorrow will be 1001 – and it’s already scheduled πŸ˜‰


  4. Made me smile. Certainly got them back there Myfanwy. Love your fracking much better than the ‘origional’ meaning of the word. Will share as it relates to another share I did this morning.


  5. Myfanwy, you are great. I had no idea where you were going. But i just had to laugh. That poor person on the phone, he chose the wrong person!
    Lack of internet must be a blessing in some ways, but so frustrating for you. Must go as I must start Fracking!!


  6. Congratulations on your 1000th and the thought provoking blog Myfanwy. My father had dementia, and the prompt in the summer journal about getting lost, reminded me how fragile we would be without our our memories.In the same way that Alzheimers destroys the connectivity in our brains, I feel that Fracking will tear appart the stability of our earth, to no good effect. But Frackling, now that could be good for everyone. More creativity is what we need! Keep on Frackling πŸ™‚


    1. Thanks for taking the time to comment Carol. We are indeed fragile without our memories. No matter how accurate they are part of ‘who we are’. Sometimes we have to remember for others……


  7. Good Morning MYfanwy, I just “Found” this page of yours, and I will bookmark it !!!!!!!! Love what you have written, even though I still do not know what Fracking is, so could you please explain….. one day….. when you have some spare TIME……….I know you are always very busy. Have a great day, Margaret in sunny Queensland, Australia


Comments are closed.