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Half Term Report

“How do I define history? ….. It’s just one f***ing thing after another” A whimsical quote borrowed from Leeds writer Alan Bennett’s prose in the tome History Boys. An observation […]
Half Term Report

Lesson Learned?

As my dear old mum would say, Thursday 19th June is being played out accompanied by “Weather for ducks!” Incidentally, as no doubt the Leeds lass would’ve prefixed the word […]

Ambrosia

Well, will today bring the advent of anything to upturn the apple cart of our COVID induced status quo? This morning I rose from my bed longing for any joyous […]
Ambrosia

Menu Mayhem

The lower back trauma I wrote about in Gaining Groucho’s Gait, although significantly less uncomfortable, continues to plague me. Sporadic spasms when making sharp core movements reminding me the back […]
Menu Mayhem

Birthday Boy

It would’ve been my old man’s 84th birthday today. At 9am precisely, and in no particular order, he’d have commenced a ring around of his three offspring in turn. After […]
Birthday Boy

Present Pedantry

Fifty plus years ago today, in a West Yorkshire maternity unit, I made my inaugural appearance on this dysfunctional planet. An unremarkable event which went much to plan, apart from […]
Present Pedantry

Red

A few years ago, I randomly chose to write a blog in tribute to Red Buttons. To clarify, the narrative subject I’m was the late actor/comedian who bore that moniker; […]

Jardin Sanctuaire

After positive feedback, I’ve been moved to publish more of my lockdown poetry. When I say positive feedback, I’m referring to a comment received this morning following yesterday evening’s publishing […]
Jardin Sanctuaire

Open To Interpretation

This afternoon, aching and perspiring profusely after several hours gardening, I took an invigorating shower. Returning downstairs groomed and in fresh clothing, my mother averted her gaze from a daytime […]

Angst About Boundaries

This morning, while undertaking one my habitual odysseys back and forth to the vast planet of social media, I was amused when witnessing a gallows humour MeMe. This posting from […]

Glass Bottle Carnage

With this sceptred isle’s populace upping their alcohol consumption during lockdown, I expect when this sorry chapter eases bottle bank queues will replicate those currently witnessed outside supermarkets. This future […]
Glass Bottle Carnage