Years ago, during my thirties and forties, I used to exercise to a video tape featuring Beverley Callard, otherwise known as Liz McDonald (of all people) from Coronation Street. But it turns out that Beverley’s other job was being a fitness instructor and her video … Continue reading The One Real Benefit of Exercise
The colouring bug bit me again a few months ago, after yet another period of marked disinterest in all things adult colouring. This time around I became fully enamoured of the Romantic Country books again and got myself the second and third books in the … Continue reading Colouring, Choirs and Audacity 6
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.