1. This striking chiaroscuro image reveals how you live. If the pillars catch your eye, you’re more likely to stay in your comfort zone and spend more time thinking about your goals, rather than putting effort into achieving them. If you see women first, you’re a maverick who can’t be tied down.

  1. Shakespeare Or A Reading Woman?

Do you see a reading woman or an image of the great Shakespeare in the apple garden? Seeing the Bard of Avon suggests that you may be disliked for your self-centeredness. At the same time, seeing the woman reveals a careless lifestyle that may ruin your romantic prospects.

  1. Woman’s Face Or Flowers?

There’s a big difference between seeing a woman’s face and flowers at first sight. Seeing the woman means that you can immediately adapt to a new environment and make the right decision based on intuition. The sight of flowers means that it’s only in nature that you can relax and forgo your fast-paced life for a while.

  1. Bears Or Mountains?

This image can tell if you’re prospecting or judging. If you see snow mountains, you’ll be more insightful and let your intuition make the decision. However, if you see bears, you are fairly objective in decision-making. You will do all your research before making your final choice.

  1. Musician Or Sketcher?

Don’t know if you’re introverted or extroverted? This picture can tell. If you see a saxophonist, you’re an extrovert who is in the spotlight at parties. If you see a stick drawing face, you tend to be a homebody who quickly tires of parties and crowds.

  1. Bird Or Lynx?

In this picture, what you see will determine your best fit. If you see the bird first, You have a flair for entrepreneurship. If you see the lynx first, you are more suited for team organization and project management.

  1. Woman Or Man?

If you first see the one of your own sex in the picture, it means you are anxious about your social network. Seeing the opposite sex first means that you are now deeply connected to a person.

  1. Which Face Is Real?

This is actually a drunk test. If you think the face that the eyes and lips are farther from the nose is the real one, then congrats! You’re sober. On the other hand, you’re drunk. Go to bed.


  1. Human Or Animal?

Seeing the swan first means that you’re satisfied with your life and care more about yourself. Seeing humans first shows that you’re currently more sensitive to other people and have strong feelings towards people around you.

  1. Saxophonist Or Woman’s Face?

Seeing a saxophonist reveals that your left brain controls your thoughts. In this case, you’re a brilliant observer, who has acute insight, and a great language learner. Noticing a woman shows that you’re a right-brain go-getter who is creative and emotionally intelligent.

  1. A Bigger Ball?

Optical illusions trick us all the time but do tell us something. If you believe the background ball is larger, you’re a detail-oriented leader. On the other hand, you are more likely to work behind the scenes and advise people in need.

  1. Coming Or Leaving?

The photo, taken in 1970, leaves it unclear whether the man was entering or exiting the tunnel. There’s no correct answer, but it can tell you a lot about your mental state. Usually, the person who sees the man entering the tunnel is thought to have a positive attitude towards life.

  1. Witches Or A Girl?

If 2 fighting witches catch your eye first, it means you’re ambitious, and your goal is to be better than anyone else at a task. If you spot the smiling woman first, it shows that you’re easygoing and compassionate, and people like to open their hearts to you.

  1. Owl Or Coffee?

Is it an owl or coffee at first sight? If you are attracted to the owl, you’re curious about many things, willing to experiment, and able to solve problems quickly. Seeing an expresso means that you’re a happy-go-lucky person who likes to live peacefully, and someone who likes to have friends around to chat with.  

  1. Left Or Right Hemisphere?

It’s hard to believe, but these animals do show your dominant brain. If the squirrel stands out to you, you’re a logical person who depends heavily on the left hemisphere. If it’s the duck, you’re controlled by the right hemisphere and have a natural talent for creativity and arts.

  1. Which One Speaks To You?

Hard to believe there are so many elements included in one painting. A maid shows that you’re a problem solver. The older man reveals that you’re a unique person who follows your own pace. Skulls indicate you as a fearless adventurer, while the man in bed presumes you as a worrywart. Knights behind predict that you have a strong network, and Ballet dancers tell you that you’re a natural romanticist. At last, the woman with a beard reveals you to be a creative person.

  1. Which Woman?

Believe it or not, this picture can immediately reveal your age. The illustration, My Wife or Mother In Law, was shown at a test to 393 people from age 18-68. The youngest 10% of participants spotted the voguish aristocrat, while the oldest 10% noticed the elderly lady staring at the left corner.

  1. Woman Or Skull?

What you first see in the illustration indicates how you value yourself and something more. If you see the exquisite woman, it means you’re focused on details, while witnessing the skull reveals that you have a wide field of vision. Yet, in the end, we look all the same underneath no matter what.

  1. Cliff, Cat, Or Face?

What is the first thing you notice in the picture? Finding the cliff means you probably have a positive attitude and are ready to tackle any problem. Seeing a cat reveals that you don’t like change, but you are a trustworthy person who knows how to control your emotions. Finding your face shows that you are creative and have a natural love of literature and art.

  1. A Baby, A Couple, Or Trees?f you’re staring at a baby, you like to stay alone. If you’re attracted by the couple looking out over the bay, you prefer to stay in your own small group. If you’re drawn to the plants, you’re energetic and take life’s challenges in your stride.

  1. Squirrels Or A Woman’s Face?

If you spot two squirrels first, you may be a quick problem solver who doesn’t even need to look that deeply into a problem. If you find a woman’s face first, you are a highly focused person who thrives both professionally and socially.

  1. An Old Man, A Rider, Or A Girl?

This picture is indicative of your romantic state. The older man shows that you’d like to work on a single relationship and make it last longer. The rider reveals that you’re still looking for your significant other. The girl lying down indicates that you have commitment issues, which may be due in part to pain from the past.

  1. Full Moon Or Birds?

Do you see a full moon surrounded by stars or 2 laughing birds at first glance? The Moon indicates that you are a gentle person who is conflict averse. Seeing the birds first means you are an optimistic, easy-going person and a good counsellor.

  1. Batmen or Wolverine?

Which superheroes do you recognize? Two Batmen or Wolverine? This test does not reveal much about your characteristics, though. If you find Batmen first, you’re a DC Comics fan. On the other hand, you prefer Marvel Comics.



The Top 25 greatest poem ever written

The Top 25 greatest poem ever written: none can compare to the Bard’s ‘Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day’


The work, which begins “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?”, has polled first in a UK-wide survey on the nation’s favourite poetry.


Despite being written 400 years ago, the 14-line rumination on beauty, time, and the immortality of art has lived on in the public imagination and was chosen ahead of more modern verse.


The 18th poem in William Shakespeare’s cycle of 154 sonnets was voted for by 18 per cent of those surveyed for their literary favourites, ahead of works by other evergreen poets including William Wordsworth and John Keats.


The poem is part of the “Fair Youth” sequence of sonnets, which are believed to be addressed to a beautiful young man and romantic interest.


While the work seems a straightforward poem extolling beauty, like the others which precede it in the collection of sonnets first published in 1609, it signs off with a couplet declaring that only his verse will make the youth immortal: “So long as men can breathe or eyes can see”.


The sonnet was chosen ahead of Wordsworth’s rhapsodising nature poem I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud (also commonly known as “Daffodils”), conjuring the beauty of the Lake District, which was picked by 10 per cent of those surveyed.


American writer Edgar Allen Poe’s gothic work The Raven was chosen by 9 per cent of respondents in a survey by research group Perspectus Global, as was Rudyard Kipling’s stoic poem If.


Traditional poets of the English canon appear in the top 20 list, which includes William Blake’s The Tyger, Lord Byron’s She Walks in Beauty, and Wilfred Owen’s First World War work Dulce et Decorum est.


But more modern verse also appears on the list, with Benjamin Zephaniah’s Dis Poetry and Maya Angelou’s poem Still I Rise also being cited in the survey, along with Carol Ann Duffy’s The Way My Mother Speaks.


While modern works such as the song Cat D, by spoken word artist George the Poet, appears on the list, Shakespeare’s 17th-century sonnet remained the most cited poem in the survey.


Although a love poem polled first, and several amorous works are included in the top 20, the survey found that, online, only one in 10 people in the UK could contemplate reciting romantic verse.


The list in full…

  1. Sonnet 18: Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer’s Day – William Shakespeare 18%
  2. Daffodils – William Wordsworth 10%
  3. The Raven – Edgar Allen Poe 9%
  4. If – Rudyard Kipling 9%
  5. Jabberwocky – Lewis Carroll 8%
  6. Still I Rise – Maya Angelou 7%
  7. How Do I Love Thee – Elizabeth Barrett Browning 7%
  8. She Walks in Beauty – Lord Byron 6%
  9. Ode to a Nightingale – John Keats 6%
  10. Under Milk Wood – Dylan Thomas 6%
  11. The Highwayman – Alfred Noyes 6%
  12. Ozymandias – Percy Bysshe Shelley 6%
  13. Dulce et Decorum est – Wilfred Owen 6%
  14. The Tyger – William Blake 6%
  15. Paradise Lost – John Milton 6%
  16. Remember – Christina Rossetti 5%
  17. Dis Poetry – Benjamin Zephaniah 5%
  18. The Lady of Shalott – Lord Tennyson 5%
  19. For Women Who Are Difficult to Love – Warsan Shire 5%
  20. Yes, I’ll Marry You – Pam Ayres 5%
  21. The Way My Mother Speaks – Carol Ann Duffy 5%
  22. The Point – Kae Tempest 5%
  23. (I Married a) Monster from Outer Space – John Cooper Clarke 5%
  24. Cat D – George the Poet 4%
  25. Cocoon – Holly Poetry 4%

By Craig Simpson 


REMEMBER: The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.

– Nicolas Chamfort



To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all. Oscar Wilde


Happiness is…running through various optical illusions.


I dreamed about drowning in an ocean made out of orange soda last night. It took me a while to figure out it was just a Fanta sea.


Love is…finding she has a heart of pure gold.


A time to see Squirrels…A time to see A Woman’s Face


27th October

1914 Birth of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas. He had a long affinity with Laugharne, spending the last four years of his life in the Boathouse

1952 The BBC screened part 1 of the 26 part series ‘Victory At Sea’, Britain’s first TV documentary.









©2021 Phil M Robinson