The 280 Steps

| 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

| 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

| 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 […]

A Close Shave

| 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’.

The Trouble With Trump

| 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 […]

They Think It’s All Over – – – – –

| 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.

What Doesn’t Kill Us Makes Us Stronger

| 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.

Football – Grassy Bottom Style

| 25th June 2018

I realise not everyone enjoys(?) football as I do, and I really feel for ‘non-believers’ as the TV schedules are taken over by the ‘beautiful game’ during big competitions. However, you can’t get away from the fact that millions of people world wide love it, so I thought I’d take a look back at the […]


| 18th June 2018

A few months ago I touched briefly on the subject of ‘Art’ and how it can be very subjective. I’m sure we’ve all heard the expression “I don’t know anything about art, but I know what I like”. Well to some degree the same can be said about poetry.


| 11th June 2018

Yesterday saw the annual tractor rally pass through the village. Fortunately for us it comes right passed our house. The weather was glorious and the tractors came in all shapes and sizes.