Allan Clarke’s Sock Tags

I’ve titled this blog ‘Allan Clarke’s Sock Tags’ for no other reason than I’m going to write about Allan Clarke’s sock tags! If I’d have written about Peter Lorimer’s sock tags, I’d have titled it ‘Peter Lorimer’s Sock Tags’. If I’d have written about Billy Bremner’s sock tags, I’d have titled it …………. Alright, alright…

Karma, You’re Kidding Right?!

The other day, someone asked what I find the most challenging part of being the carer of a partner with an incurable illness . That isn’t an easy question to answer, after all there are several challenging elements to this rollercoaster ride. There are a myriad of emotions I regularly go through, including anger, frustration,…

Long Live The King

In 1189 on this day, Richard I was crowned King of England at Westminster Abbey. Perhaps better known as Richard the Lionheart, he also ruled as Duke of Normandy, Duke of Aquitaine, Duke of Gascony and the Verger of Birtley Parish Church. The coronation was a low key affair compared to the pomp and circumstance…

A Marriage Made In Heaven?

On this day in 1572 Huguenot King Henry IV of Navarre married Margaret of Valois in Paris, France. Their union was a supposed attempt to reconcile the fractious relationship of the country’s Protestants and Catholics. Queen Margaret of France It set my mind thinking about possibilities of a similar union in modern day Northern Ireland?…