Category Archives: General Blog

Four ambulances and an apocalypse

Some years ago I was stopped on an apparently open road by a policeman standing in front of an unattended ambulance. My curiosity, and perhaps my slight irritation about why I couldn’t continue with my journey, was soon answered. A

Four ambulances and an apocalypse

Some years ago I was stopped on an apparently open road by a policeman standing in front of an unattended ambulance. My curiosity, and perhaps my slight irritation about why I couldn’t continue with my journey, was soon answered. A

How things have changed, or not changed, with the virus

People are saying how much has changed in just a few weeks. Suddenly people are at home, with their children full time, getting food has become more like foraging, socialisation has stopped and the government is acting completely out of

How things have changed, or not changed, with the virus

People are saying how much has changed in just a few weeks. Suddenly people are at home, with their children full time, getting food has become more like foraging, socialisation has stopped and the government is acting completely out of

Venturing out amid the virus

People used to tell me that I should get out more. For the past few years I’ve been working from home as the sort of writing that is my day job means I don’t I don’t need to be in

Venturing out amid the virus

People used to tell me that I should get out more. For the past few years I’ve been working from home as the sort of writing that is my day job means I don’t I don’t need to be in

I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue – Review

For those of you in the know, and you know who you are, you’ll be aware that BBC Radio 4 is the soundtrack of my being. All of life is on Radio 4, which makes it a pretty big platform.

I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue – Review

For those of you in the know, and you know who you are, you’ll be aware that BBC Radio 4 is the soundtrack of my being. All of life is on Radio 4, which makes it a pretty big platform.

Bournemouth, Wimborne, and how not to be a tourist

A few weeks ago, we went to Bournemouth, I say we went to Bournemouth, we actually went to Wimborne but in the two or three days we were there we visited Bournemouth twice and only really slept in Wimborne. I

Bournemouth, Wimborne, and how not to be a tourist

A few weeks ago, we went to Bournemouth, I say we went to Bournemouth, we actually went to Wimborne but in the two or three days we were there we visited Bournemouth twice and only really slept in Wimborne. I

Telephones as tools of social isolation

I don’t visit my friends any more. When I were a lad we used to have callers. We had a living room with the TV and the coal fire, it was somewhere to live and entertain. When people arrived, the

Telephones as tools of social isolation

I don’t visit my friends any more. When I were a lad we used to have callers. We had a living room with the TV and the coal fire, it was somewhere to live and entertain. When people arrived, the

Moondog – if you’re out there get your people in touch!

I’m in music hell! There was a guy who lived in New York in the fifties and sixties called Moondog. He was a street performer and composer, a busker I guess. He was blind, at one time homeless although he

Moondog – if you’re out there get your people in touch!

I’m in music hell! There was a guy who lived in New York in the fifties and sixties called Moondog. He was a street performer and composer, a busker I guess. He was blind, at one time homeless although he

Scotland Sightseeing 2018 Awards

Before we set off on the Scotland Tour at the beginning of May I had the thought of writing a travel blog each day as I did when I went on my travelogue tour some years ago. That idea turned

Scotland Sightseeing 2018 Awards

Before we set off on the Scotland Tour at the beginning of May I had the thought of writing a travel blog each day as I did when I went on my travelogue tour some years ago. That idea turned

Local Council to Chop down Hogwarts Forbidden Forest …or something

News came in recently of a tragedy about to befall residents of Hogwarts   Well not Hogwarts exactly, but… Hemel Hempstead It starts with H and it’s not far from the Barrow residence, so it’s the best I could do.

Local Council to Chop down Hogwarts Forbidden Forest …or something

News came in recently of a tragedy about to befall residents of Hogwarts   Well not Hogwarts exactly, but… Hemel Hempstead It starts with H and it’s not far from the Barrow residence, so it’s the best I could do.

R2D2 wants to go to the movies

I bought R2D2 about 10 years ago. He’s made of old car parts. I’m thinking of taking him to see The Force Awakens. I bought him (it) in the mall from a bloke who made all sorts of sculptures from

R2D2 wants to go to the movies

I bought R2D2 about 10 years ago. He’s made of old car parts. I’m thinking of taking him to see The Force Awakens. I bought him (it) in the mall from a bloke who made all sorts of sculptures from