Torches, The Patter of Tiny Feet and Lifestyle Changes

Following a couple of days recharging my batteries I’m in a slightly better mood.…… I didn’t go anywhere; I just had chuffing loads of batteries that needed recharging. I’m now pleased to announce that all of my remote controls, torches ( I have two … One for looking in the loft and the other for…

Canoeing, Beer, The Leith Iceberg and Speaking in Tongues

I’ve not written a blog since last week, when I wrote about attending an evening talk by the ex-Leeds United player Norman Hunter. In an era when Actual Bodily Harm was condoned on the pitch (and that was just the refs!) his uncompromising style earned him the nickname of ‘Bites Your Legs’. If he played…

Who is Your Mothers, Daughters Brother? – Blog #26

I went to see a talk and Q&A last night with ex-Leeds Utd legend Norman Hunter. When I say that I don’t mean I went with Norman. He was the bloke in question my friends and I went to see give the chat. It was a good night of football chat and a pie and…

Uninformative Movie Reviews – Blog #24

Yesterday I wrote of a Twitter account I’d set up inspired by a family member. This light bulb moment following their response of “It’s about a woman called Mrs Miniver” to my question “What’s the movie ‘Mrs Miniver’ about?” I loved how uninformative the review was. This gave me the idea to write a few reviews…

Another Claim to Fame? – Blog #23

The other day I wrote about Karen’s and my claims to fame. Earlier I was thinking further on the subject, and now feel the fact I attended the same secondary school as ex-England footballers Paul ‘Gazza’ Gascoigne and Steve Stone is slightly less rubbish than maybe having a distant relationship to Hitchcock! I’m slightly reticent…

I Now Pronounce You Man and Wifi – Blog #22

This morning my Facebook timeline announced to its vast social media audience that a family friend was now ‘In a Relationship’. I’m reliably informed by a younger, more streetwise family member that this status change on Facebook is a big deal, as it is global confirmation your relationship is official. It’s not quite the modern…

Romance, Prop Forwards & Ogres – Blog #21

It was a quiet but calming evening at home last night. The ambience was pleasant apart from the occasional beeping of horns or the shouts of “Tosser!” from irascible motorists in Colton Retail Park! As Karen and I looked out onto the newly trimmed lawn and coiffured borders of the back garden, we listened to…

What the Heck Have You Bought From Argos?! – Blog #20

After breakfast this morning, Karen asked if I could wander to Argos to get a couple of things for her. So in shorts, sunglasses and t-shirt I strolled up to the local Argos with the slip of paper left on the side with the product codes of 134/90 and 135/92. She even thoughtfully wrote P49…

And The Winner Is! – Blog #19

I had a nice surprise this morning when I received a call from the West Yorkshire Creosote Association. They rang to advice that one of my blogs had been nominated in their ‘Blog Written Without Use of the F-Word’ category, in their upcoming monthly awards ceremony. This is a prestigious monthly black tie event held at the Thorburn Scout Hut…