Category Archives: Blogging

Truth or Dare

How many times have you played this and it’s got a bit risqué? In all reality it’s for kids isn’t it? I’ll leave risqué to the young adults. Even so, do you remember the excitement when you finally had the … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, Freedom, History, Humour, Life, Opinion, people, Realationships | Tagged , , , , , , | 33 Comments

Return to the Rock

So here I was again back on the ‘Rock’ as it is sometimes referred to. The island of Jersey in the English Channel. Ninety miles from England and twenty miles from France. Yes, I know, another bit of land we … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, Family, Jersey, Life, Opinion, Relationships, Travel | Tagged , | 29 Comments

Dreeeaam, Dream, Dream (Not The Everley Brothers :-)

Who really knows what is best for you, who is your best friend? Advice is great, but isn’t it a ‘cop out?’ If you take someone’s advice and it all goes wrong then it’s not your fault is it? How … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, Freedom, Life, Opinion, people, Relationships | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 56 Comments

Was It Better Back Then?

I was doing a bit of research for this book thing and I wanted a T.V. programme from April 1974. Amazingly you can view copies of the T.V. Times from years ago. I guess if your not British or you’re … Continue reading

Posted in 1970'S, Blogging, Humour, Life, Opinion, Television | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 76 Comments

Don’t Write a Novel!

‘I know you all hate me,’ he said staring at the floor ashamedly. Now I don’t know if that is a crass line or a good line. But it was the second thing that entered my head after I pressed … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, Life, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , | 45 Comments

More of a ‘Hate Ivy’ Post Than a Love Gardening Post :-)

I’ve never like Ivy. when I was a kid it was always covering a city that Tarzan found. It reeked of loneliness, desecration and disappointment. It wasn’t just Tarzan; as the excitement built and all those adventurers set out for … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, DIY, Gardening, Humour, Life, Opinion, Religion | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 31 Comments

Hemingway’s Birthday (More Than Just a Writer?)

I can be a bit of a sucker for ‘stars’ probably because I grew up watching the likes of Robert Mitchum, Richard Burton and Steve McQueen. Their lives off stage were as interesting as the characters they portrayed, so it’s … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, Books, Hemingway, History, Life, Opinion, people | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 30 Comments

Live to Run, Run to Live

The story so far; when I was a kid I was pretty damn good at athletics but someone put paid to the enthusiasm, remember Mr Trudd?  he was the teacher who loved to batter the ‘less able.’ By the time I … Continue reading

Posted in Athletics, Blogging, Humour, Life, Lifestyle, Opinion, people, Running | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 32 Comments

A Night in the Forest

Aha, you’re expecting a ‘Blair Witch Tale’ with deceased witches, selfies and gore? I wish I’d written that now, but, nope, sorry this is musical with a degree of nostalgia. We had a night in the forest last weekend Dalby … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, Family, Humour, Life, nature, Opinion, people, Scarborough, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

So, How did Zak do?

You know what? It really didn’t matter, yup I know; me = Mr Competitive. He enjoyed the experience and at 16 years old and he was the only student of mine that was willing to enter, that’s what really counts. … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, Carpentry, Education, Further Education, Life, Opinion | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 20 Comments