The Return of Black and Blue Man (Part 1)


Just after 10:30pm, Friday, 26 January 2018.

Finally, it was time.

I sat down to something I hadn’t done for…yikes, almost a year now.

After putting it off for so long, how would I go?

There was only one way to find out.

And it was thinking about a suitable image to use; rejecting my first choice; and then finding a very apt image indeed that has been a big help already.

After selecting ‘Keep Calm And Carry On’ above (for the second time here at Black and Blue Man), I am now writing my first blog post in ages.


After my previous post ‘Seven Bridges to Cross Again: Part Four’ almost this time last year, I hadn’t planned to take such a long break (apart from using my Twitter as a keep-alive pulse).

But, which I now regret, I simply let things slide. This was due to a combination of inertia, jitters, and the return of the black dog – several times.

Several other times, I said to myself that I must get back to the blog – because during rough patches in the past, writing here had helped me get through them.

But, I didn’t, because I forgot about keeping calm, carrying on and writing.

Until today, when finally I decided enough was enough.

So here I am, writing this.


My 2017 was up and down. It wasn’t one of the worst years of my life, although it had its low points (this time last year especially sucked).

But, it also had its high points – including one that has led me to make a major decision, and one that I hope to implement this year.

This series will look back at what happened during the past 11 months.

As well, I also plan to finish ‘Seven Bridges to Cross Again’. It would be a shame to leave that unfinished.

Until next time, in whichever series, stay well and take care 🙂


About blackandblueman

Black and Blue Man lives in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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