‘Strictly’ – Harbinger Of Doom (But not really)

| 20th November 2017

Each year as the popular BBC entertainment show begins it’s run at the beginning of September I feel depressed, because for me ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ heralds the start of Winter.

Living With A Paranoid Cat

| 13th November 2017

Regular readers might remember how, just about a year ago, we lost Leonard and found Poppy. You might also remember how we were surprised to find out from her original owner how old she is, somewhere about 15 years now.


| 6th November 2017

At this time of year as gardening and day trip stories dry up I’m always on the look out for interesting things to write about and inspiration sometimes comes unexpectedly.


| 30th October 2017

I can remember the registration number of my parents first car in 1960 (NJX 942) but all subsequent numbers, theirs, mine and ours, have been lost in the mists of time. In fact I’d go as far as saying that I don’t even understand how modern numbers are allocated.

Modern Life

| 23rd October 2017

When I was growing up I can remember my grandparents, and my parents when they got older, saying how they could no longer identify with the world they lived in. At the time I didn’t really understand what they meant, but I think I do now.

Good Life

| 16th October 2017

Those of you of a certain age will no doubt remember the popular BBC Sit Com ‘The Good Life’. It was the story of a suburban couple who left the rat race and became self sufficient by turning all their garden over to fruit and vegetable production. They even had chickens, 2 pigs, Pinky and […]

Old Cat New Tricks

| 2nd October 2017

It will come as no surprise to those who know me that I’m a bit of an old softie, particularly when it comes to animals and especially when it comes to cats. Over the years I’ve enjoyed writing about my various feline friends. Here is my latest offering.

Mists And Mellow Fruitfulness

| 26th September 2017

Do you want to see some stunning photos? They were taken by my sister from her garden.

Another Day Trip

| 13th September 2017

Yesterday we went on another day trip, this time to the seaside town of Bridlington. Often portrayed (rather unkindly) as the ‘poor relation’ of Scarborough and Whitby, it still has a lot to offer.

A Day Trip

| 7th September 2017

Last Saturday we visited Matlock Bath in Derbyshire. We have been before but as it was 25 years ago we thought another visit was overdue.