Pleasure

Lock down has produced a number of challenges for everyone, it’s a sliding scale.  Each day it becomes more normal, things that bothered you before now don’t, and things that didn’t now do, albeit temporarily. I admit that I find the slow pace of life nice. The lack of cars, people and general background noise […]

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Third Person

Reflecting on the past he could not remember how or why he had been invited the party. His immediate group of work mates were there, and a few additional guy who probably got invited to all the parties. They had the confidence and the cars to match, they were also five or six years older, […]

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I’m a Changing Man

Paul Weller’s music has been played at least once a week for the majority of life from the age of 15.  He wrote songs that reflected what was going on in my life at the time, mainly through manufactured association I admit. I guess that is the same for most people, every song on the […]

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Let The Wind Blow

It was upon us before we had time evacuate. The call had gone out on local radio that it was heading across our part of the country. I now felt I had wasted time fitting the storm shutters as I could see only a mile away the tight knit black clouds linked to the earth […]

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Rumination

This post contains information relating mental health issues associated with bullying, isolation and circular thought issues.   I am currently trying to support a number of  my team remotely that are experiencing mental health issues. I have no medical experience in these matters, however, I understand we are all different and I do know my […]

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7 Days In April ~ Day 4

I was recently asked by May Moore to take part in a project to support her upcoming online publication based on the diaries of 7 people in 7 days during the COVID-19 lock down. Never being one to keep a diary, I thought the exercise would be something new to try, and of course be […]

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Our Good Life

For those of you not familiar with the 1970’s UK TV show, ‘The Good Life‘ I will give you a very quick summary. Tom and Barbara Good live in the suburbs of London in a large detached house next door to Gerry and Margot Leadbetter. The Goods decide to become self sufficient and turn their […]

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My Top 9 Non-Fiction Books

Inspired by May More’s meme #Bookmatters to write about my top 9 non-fiction books, I thought why not! There would have been 10 books, however, I had 5 more for that slot which would have been overkill!  I used to be a big reader of military books, however, that phase of my life has past, […]

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Please Don’t Be Alarmed

It took me time to find the bar initially, Glasgow was as an unknown to me then, as it is now.  It was my 7th visit to the same place as I only had a reference point of location, not time. Money was going to be a problem as cash looked different in 1981. Although […]

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Sport For Fun (F4T Meme)

I was never picked first to play football in the playground, in fact even having to choose me last always gave out a groan by the elected captains.  Life is hard when your 8 ¾ but being almost 9 gave you hope that one day you would be picked, although it never happened.  I couldn’t […]

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