During our third trip to Wales for a family holiday (this time in Pembrokeshire) the heat wave and drought (as Monty Don of Gardener’s World called it) broke, but not before I’d suffered a 2 hour walk along a coastal path, which the owner of … Continue reading One went mad in Wales – and was always heading for a fall
SPOILERS First off; those 10 years since Mamma Mia! first appeared at the flicks went by in a flash. Seriously, this is scary time warping stuff. It seems like only yesterday (now I really get that Charles Aznavour ditty….'yesterday, when I was young’) when the friend and … Continue reading Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (but did we really have to?)
This blog is the repository of many a home spun tale but none so strange as: The Curious Incident of the Narcoleptic Husband. It’s a tale worth telling and tell it I did during a recent trip to the RHS garden at Wisley, with the … Continue reading A Trip to Wisley Gardens
Just after Christmas last year my community choir began practising songs for this year’s summer concert. My father-in-law had died in October of that year and, when alive, had sometimes threatened to come back and haunt me; usually when I was in a particularly argumentative … Continue reading I came; I sang; I conquered (sort of)
Like the vultures and hawks, whose attention was entirely caught by the falconer’s lure, at last weekend’s visit to The Hawk Conservancy, I’ve been successfully lured into watching Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing on BBC2……and, after last night’s episode, I can definitely say I’ve willingly … Continue reading Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing BBC2 – and How I became a racehorse that got nobbled.
I’m on a mission to visit a different attraction every weekend, somewhere reasonably close to my neck of the woods. So far we’ve ‘done’ the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum, the Harry Potter Studio Tour, Marwell Zoo and now The Hawk Conservancy Trust. The … Continue reading The Hawk Conservancy Trust
About four weeks ago I found out I passed my audition to sing a solo at my much bigger choir’s upcoming summer concert. Due to the health anxiety mentioned in my last post, the fact that I’d passed sort of went in one ear and … Continue reading It’s Going to be Me (and three others)