Time to applause

I've worked in some places where it feels the culture is to be critical, whether it's a colleague, a process, the boss, stationary control even. What on earth are they saying about me when my back is turned! I've had colleagues stare at me in downright condemnation for being complimentary of a colleague who's being … Continue reading Time to applause

Stuff I couldn’t learn at school!

Like most, possibly I spent months ahead of exams pouring over books and past notes to hope for a good outcome, to get the marks needed. Algebra, economics and history to name a few.  I had pretty rubbish results. Certain private issues that I made public on another post here didn't help, yet that's not … Continue reading Stuff I couldn’t learn at school!

Rope swings

I was walking with tee and one of her clients, a beautiful husky called Boris.   Finally we have a lovely warm sunny day, so the three of us are making the most of the weather when I came across this. Ok it's not the best but the memories of proper rope swings was a … Continue reading Rope swings

Bleak without broadband

Life without broadband sucks! Don't get me wrong there are way more important concerns in this world with hunger, homeless, terrorism, crazy presidents, the list goes on. Yet life without broadband sucks. I grew up in the seventies where learning came from libraries, ceefax and talking to people! Then along came this wonderful resource. Then … Continue reading Bleak without broadband

A prickle in time

Prickle I'm about to marry this beautiful woman Tina. I've never known anyone with such compassionate love towards animals, she truly is amazing. My first experience of this love was seeing her cross the street to pick up a worm in danger of pedestrian treading territory! She has a love and care of family too, … Continue reading A prickle in time

Bad bosses, stale bread and great coaches

We've all had them right? The boss who brings pain, anguish, frustration to a working life. They put pressure on the need to put bread on the table and preoccupies the mind when sleep should bring rest. Whether it's the deceiver, the faker, the out for themselvers, the lazy, the weak, the arrogant, the boss … Continue reading Bad bosses, stale bread and great coaches


Remember this? I saw a modern non battery powered milk float yesterday..didn't think milk delivery still existed... Aw, it takes me back to a time where the hum of the milk float along with the clinky click of the bottles was my alarm clock. Sundays brought the smell of a roast dinner in every street, … Continue reading Milk!

2 tries to 0

  So many penalties..New Zealand and Williams seeing red..Kieran Reed looking bemused after the whistle..it's enough to stretch a white cloud into a long one.. With two tries to nil can the boys make it two triumphs to win the series. Yet all that was happening while I was at the beach with tee and … Continue reading 2 tries to 0