Number 5 is alive

I haven't watched 80's classic Short Circuit for years. Tee and I thought we'd have an 80's night and everyone's favourite 80's robot who 'is alive' following an electrical storm reprised my youth when he appeared on the screen. Ally Sheedy, Steve Gutenberg and Steve's helpful Indian sidekick Ben all brought back youthful memories from … Continue reading Number 5 is alive

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A Catalonian classic

Five days in Catalonia is not enough. But with a hire car, we gave it our best shot - Barcelona baby!

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.

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?

Tide and crickets

I'm with my beautiful new bride, my wife, my wifey. Sat here, privileged to be here, hearing this view, seeing this view. We're feeling this view. The tide rolls in, washing the shore with a salty hello. Crickets, unseen are singing their crickity endless song. It's a lovely second floor view of a wide open … Continue reading Tide and crickets

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