Being Happy

Being happy can be described as having a certain state of mind where all around is in harmony and there is peaceful acceptance of the current conditions and situation. If I were to say this is one of those times, you would quite rightly deduce that I have lost the plot, my marbles have escapedContinue reading “Being Happy”

Good Morning…

“Good morning, it’s the undertaker here…..” Good Friday is one of those days on the calendar that conjures up memories from the past, of death, darkness and decay. With good reason, as Good Friday afternoons were usually spent as a family, sat sitting in a decaying, mouldy, dank, village church, the younger among us bemoaningContinue reading “Good Morning…”

Fear of the Unknown

Whenever we find ourselves in a new situation, an experience that we yet have to witness or an event we must endure, it is not uncommon to have that unsettling feeling – fear of the unknown. From time immemorial, since humans first crawled from caves to hunt and kill, to survive, we have been constantlyContinue reading “Fear of the Unknown”

Social Distancing

So far, I have had three weeks of separation from my daughter, Harriet.  It is one thing to still visit us when the government has ‘suggested’ we all stay at home, it’s something entirely different when you’re insisting on bringing your friend with you too, who is just down from London! As advisory suggestions madeContinue reading “Social Distancing”

Smite, Smitten, Smote….

It is with a certain level of trepidation that the request to “bring your swimming costume” is received. The image of the school rugby baths, the city communal baths, the Scandinavian saunas where heavily perspiring chaps congregate, in greater or lesser extent of exposure, rears its sweating head to meet my mind’s gaze. Not aContinue reading “Smite, Smitten, Smote….”

My colour is not your colour

Being an electrician was never going to be a personal talent, life skill or my strong suit. If copper wires sheathed in multi-coloured plastic had feelings of their own, they would hold me in abject disdain for my attempts at stripping their ends, inserting them into the correct microscopic apertures and screwing them tight, leastContinue reading “My colour is not your colour”

For display purposes only….

In England we have come a long way since the days of using newspaper squares in the toilet. The following excerpt is from a Charity trip M and I took to Ukraine in 2016. “The temperature is reaching 30 degrees and the loo is needed as you’ve been on the bottled water since breakfast. TakingContinue reading “For display purposes only….”