I Didn’t Think It Would Be So Bad

| 29th June 2016

You could be forgiven for thinking this is my opinion on the aftermath of the EU referendum, but in fact it’s about the England football team’s woeful display on Monday night, when they were beaten 2-1 by Iceland.

The End Is Nigh!

| 24th June 2016

No, that’s not my pronouncement on the result of the EU referendum, it is in fact a statement relating to the garden project.


| 18th June 2016

I’m so tired of complaining about the weather I’m beginning to bore myself, so here’s a weather story with a slight twist.

Flaming June!

| 14th June 2016

If you begin an outdoor project in December, as we did, you expect the occasional hold up due to bad weather, and we certainly had our fair share. But in June you expect something a little better.

1966 And All That (with apologies to Craig Brown)

| 11th June 2016

Yesterday saw the start of UEFA Euro 2016 in France. For the next month non football fans hide behind the sofa and pray for it all to be over, whilst the rest of us long suffering supporters, who have high hopes of the young England team, hide behind the sofa for different reasons.

In Or Out?

| 9th June 2016

Many years ago I remember having a conversation with my mum about television, specifically what we wanted from it. She said she wanted to be ‘entertained’, I said I wanted to be ‘informed’.

Gladys Does It Again

| 5th June 2016

Last week was miserable. Whilst the western side of the UK was bathed in warm sunshine, here down the eastern side we had cloud, rain, cold and strong winds. In a word it was rubbish, certainly not conducive to building or gardening.