The Packing

| 2nd March 2020

So what do you need after the most stressful 17 months of your entire life? Why a holiday of course!

Head Or Heart?

| 24th February 2020

So I couldn’t put it off any longer, it was make your mind up time for the computer and the car. I’d done my research, had my test drives and calculated my finances, I needed to make a decision.

Walk The Walk

| 17th February 2020

So off I went on my latest adventure, in search of a new computer and a new car. To say I was apprehensive would be an understatement. However, I’ve discovered in recent months that the secret to overcoming fear in these situations is to approach them with an outward display of confidence, even if on […]

Going It Alone

| 3rd February 2020

I’ve never been brave, but over the last 16 months I’ve had to do lots of things that scare me. Mostly they’ve gone well, indeed there have been times I’ve actually surprised myself, but 2 things I’ve never done on my own before are buying a new computer or a new car. I’ve watched Peter […]


| 20th January 2020

The Internet is a truly wonderful thing. Let’s face it you couldn’t be reading this without it, but seriously, the speed with which it has become an important, nay indispensable, part of most peoples lives is quite extraordinary. And the service it provides is mind blowing when you stop and think about it. How did […]

Doing The Right Thing And Other Stories

| 6th January 2020

I’m sure we all like to think we do the ‘right thing’ in any given situation, but sometimes it can backfire. Remember my ongoing battle with the tyre pressure warning light on my car? Read about it here if you don’t.

Merry Xmas and Happy New Year

| 23rd December 2019

It’s been one heck of a year. Merry Xmas and lots of love and good wishes to one and all from ‘Grassy Bottom’.

Crying Wolf

| 13th December 2019

It’s no secret that I love my car. We’ve had MX5’s for over 25 years, but this 2017 model is by far the best, packed as it is with gadgets and gizmos. It’s array of dashboard warning lights is particularly impressive.

Ducks In A Row

| 19th November 2019

How many times have you heard someone say that the 3 most stressful things in life are, death, divorce and moving house? Well as I seem to be doing 2 of the 3 in a twelve month period I can assure you I’ve heard it quite a lot. So is it true?

What Doesn’t Kill You – – – –

| 5th November 2019

When I was packing books into boxes a few weeks ago I stumbled upon an old book of poems that had belonged to my mum. Based upon her writing on the flyleaf she had been given it in 1929, probably as a 10th birthday gift. The book is called ‘Junior Modern Poetry’.