The 280 Steps

Posted By on 20th August 2018

No, I’m not trying to up-stage John Buchan, this is simply about a day trip to Whitby last week.


Quite Interesting

Posted By on 13th August 2018

Regular readers may remember a few months ago I promised you something ‘quite interesting’ regarding the problem fireplace in the office. Well, here it is.


We Pay Our Rates

Posted By on 6th August 2018

You often hear disgruntled people saying how they ‘pay their rates’ well for once I know how they feel. In Binbrook we have the odd street light, the grass is cut in strategic places and our dustbins are emptied, but if you don’t have children at the school or use the mobile library, that’s about it.


A Close Shave

Posted By on 30th July 2018

We’ve all heard how more accidents happen in the home than anywhere else, well I wonder how many of those accidents are animal related? In this particular instance for ‘animal’ read ‘cat’.


How Long Does It Take?

Posted By on 23rd July 2018

About 18 months ago I sowed some Carnation seeds. They germinated reasonably well and last Summer I planted about half a dozen small plants in the border by the drive. I wasn’t too bothered when they didn’t flower last year as I guessed they needed time to get established.


The Trouble With Trump

Posted By on 16th July 2018

First of all I should say that I’m no-ones idea of a political animal, but I do take a keen interest in current affairs. Secondly I should point out that my opinions of Mr Trump are based entirely on what I have seen in the media which may, or may not, be a true reflection of his personality.


They Think It’s All Over – – – – –

Posted By on 12th July 2018

And so the England football team made it through to the quarter finals of the World Cup for the first time since 2006 by beating Columbia and what’s more they did it via a penalty shoot-out, the first one they’ve ever won in a World Cup competition.


Keep The Faith

Posted By on 9th July 2018

I don’t have a great record when it comes to buying plants by post. As far back as 2009 at Ravendale House I was getting disappointed by poor quality plug plants but despite that, as recently as last year, I still hadn’t learned my lesson, buying ’20 special offer’ fuchsias.


What Doesn’t Kill Us Makes Us Stronger

Posted By on 4th July 2018

After the first few games in the group stage two thing had become apparent. The standard of football being played was excellent and, with the exception of Belgium, the BIG teams were struggling to find their form in no small part due to the so called ‘smaller’ football nations punching above their weight.


Peter Has A Theory

Posted By on 2nd July 2018

Well he actually has more than one, but the one in this story is to do with ‘when you think a job is finished’. It goes like this.

When you think a job is finished, stop and look at it because there will always be something you’ve missed or could do better.