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
Is it just me or do we all go through life thinking that many others seem to have life pretty much sorted and only ‘I’ have issues? This may be totally naïve but it was only fairly recently that I began … Continue reading Really? We’ve all got issues?
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