Booze! The vast majority of people my age have some sort of relationship with it, or have had at some point in the past I imagine. This may not always be negative, after all relationships are positive things too. However, … Continue reading Booze!
Photo: Sunrise over the lake at Bad Segeberg in Northern Germany. I did a wonderful early morning walk with my brother-in-law around the lake when we talked about many things, including his experiences as a runner. The picture reminds me of … Continue reading Holiday Changes
Photo: My Mother and Me, Penrith (Cumbria) 1974. Today, 20th July 2018, marks the thirtieth anniversary of the death of my Mother. It is a date that I keep in my diary every year; and I must admit that some … Continue reading Being There: Remembering My Mother 30 Years On
Photo by Alex Morton/Getty Images Well that was quite a day, and quite a match. England’s game against Colombia at the 2018 World Cup will be one that I remember for a long time. I know this because it is … Continue reading The Memories Are Coming Home
I witnessed an incident at the weekend which has caused me to step back and think. I was away in Oxford for what has now become an annual weekend with a good friend of mine. It was a great opportunity … Continue reading Total absorption
The short bio on my personal Facebook page reads: Husband, Father, Listener, Walker, Writer It has taken me a long time to get down to those five words. As I have written before (see ‘Redundancy‘, actually written in 2015 but … Continue reading Who Am I?
One of the best books that I read last year was JD Taylor’s travelogue ‘Island Story‘ in which the author travelled round Britain on a clapped out old bicycle, a sort of contemporary flañeur if you like. He went from place … Continue reading Working It Out