As is often the case I feel the need to write something, although on this occasion I am less sure how this one is going to pan out. I have a number of things running round in my head this … Continue reading Keeping in Touch
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
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
redundancy rɪˈdʌnd(ə)nsi/ noun “the state of being not or no longer needed or useful.” Even three and a half years later I have not completely come to terms with that word in the sense that I still do not know … Continue reading Redundancy