Last Monday I landed myself right in it. I trundled along to the big choir I belong to, the one with roughly 80 members (the choir I used to dread going to) and put myself forward to sing a solo at the upcoming summer concert. … Continue reading THIS ISN’T ME!
I recently took part in a family-made video; filmed to celebrate a milestone birthday. I wonder where that figure of speech came from? This is one of the hazards of blog writing. You start out with some sort of topic in mind and then find … Continue reading Why Movie Stars are (mostly) Thin
I’m in a colouring frenzy again. After months of not picking up my two Johanna Basford books, the bug hit again when I chanced upon a wonderful Korean artist named Daria Song, via Instagram. This is another reason I stopped colouring because, weirdly, looking at … Continue reading An Adult Colours-In
(SPOILERS) Oh, what a joy it is to be lucky enough to reach a certain age; and to have reached it alongside ‘old’ Luke Skywalker. Mark Hamill is 66; to most juvenile journalists that qualifies him admirably for the role of ancient, jaded Jedi Master, … Continue reading Star Wars: The Last……Blog Post of 2017
Crushed, as I currently am, aged 56 ¾, by the heavy psychological weight that is the sense of my own mortality, I have yet found time for Yuletide jinx: **** The Christmas Card Dilemma Every Christmas I average about 20 cards (the receiving of) – … Continue reading Festive Frivolities
IN MEMORIAM Death No.1 (the small child) My first acquaintance with Death; the first life-changing meeting that is, was when my second child died at four days old, twenty seven years ago. In his case Death couldn’t wait to jump in and make an unwelcome … Continue reading Lessons in Death
Like many Western celebrities before her, Sue Perkins became instantly enamoured of the Indian spiritual way of life, during her telly trip down the Ganges (of which I saw only one instalment) - particularly when it came to Death. According to Sue, we’ve got Death … Continue reading ASMR