Branch, paper, gate – repeat.

Funny what brings the past back. I was helping to deliver some of our community newspapers to a local store. The initial batch had gone like hot cakes - kudos to my colleague Lucy. The store is one of many in the local area that is a drop-off point for the paper and as I … Continue reading Branch, paper, gate – repeat.

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84 and still purring – sometimes hissing

Bonnie is a batty cat. 17 years she has been on Earth. A cat famed with self-hiss syndrome - she has entertained. I literally saw her hiss at her own tail. Her own tail! Tina had her from a new born kitten along with the sadly departed Buster. This was way before I was on … Continue reading 84 and still purring – sometimes hissing

Indirect flights and their direct experiences

Maybe it wasn't a planes, trains and automobile experience. But like John Candy and Steve Martin's mission to get home for thanksgiving - so was our determination to get to our destination. My colleague Gareth and I were heading to a team away day with our Dutch colleagues in Holland. It was all smoothly planned … Continue reading Indirect flights and their direct experiences

Two words from my childhood mind’s desire – Sinclair C5

Growing up in the eighties, the Sinclair C5 was such a want of mine. The future, now. The dream of driving a futuristic car kept the tips of my fingers tingling with anticipation. The C5 could beat two on a trike - a memorable headline - it just stoked my fire. A cool white electrically … Continue reading Two words from my childhood mind’s desire – Sinclair C5

Spring has sprung!

I felt like a sleepy mole leaving his hole. Bleary-eyed, my mind struggled to understand the sensation on my skin, and the blinding light hitting my retinas. Wait, that really hot thing in the sky is, wait, the sun! Finally, spring is here. Goodbye dark rainy nights, the beast is back in the east. Hearty … Continue reading Spring has sprung!

Cutting talks

I love random unscripted conversations. So my hair was looking like I was wearing three hats - which was two months overdue a cut. I tried a different hairdresser to my usual barber. Closer to work so more convenient. They suggested a different style. A peaky blinder cut, different to my usual lazy spiky look. … Continue reading Cutting talks

Happy Easter – but..

Love the Easter break - but I'm always happy to move on as the egg jokes eventually get bad. The desperate attempt at humour around linking egg to commonly known words is just bad and obvious. It's just silly in my mind. It's all eggcruciatingly bad, anyone doing the 'shell sin' will end with egg … Continue reading Happy Easter – but..

Wandering pet – worried or wistful?

A dilemma - seeing a stray dog on the street on my way to work. I couldn't leave the wagging tailed smiling staffie, he was too close to a dual carriageway. Fast driving, unforgiving morning drivers and cute happy staffies don't mix. Personally, I'm not keen on a dog with a bigger jaw than me … Continue reading Wandering pet – worried or wistful?

3 weeks

Shortly I will be husband to my beautiful tee. When I did the prickle in time blog it all seemed so far away, a wonderful vision built on thoughts of how the wedding will flow. Those thoughts are now becoming a reality with the wedding being three weeks away. Numbers booked and changed and booked … Continue reading 3 weeks

Before online streaming, before Blockbuster, was ​The Video Shack

It was my golden ray of movie sunshine.  Endless rows of stacked video popcorn ready to delight all sensations.  This was my 80's heaven. The long walk to the video shack, the difficult choice of a seemingly impossible selection of movies was all worthwhile when we got home. As a kid I always thought the … Continue reading Before online streaming, before Blockbuster, was ​The Video Shack