No Going Back

The aging process - Bosom buddy of cosmetic surgeons, bezzie mate with manufacturers of anti-aging products and inseparable amigo of the pharmaceutical industry. A nemesis, though, capable of imparting wisdom and highlighting coping mechanisms to improve the lot of the rudderless and disenfranchised. Unless you're Benjamin Button, the process is an unavoidable existential companion to … Continue reading No Going Back


I bought myself a flat cap the other day. I’m not sure whether it can be classed as an impulse buy, or a purchase caused by a gene in a northern Englishmen’s DNA that kicks in at middle age. After all, as my wife (Karen), daughter (Rachel) and I ventured along the M62 motorway towards an out … Continue reading ‘Appen