M y father was born into a family of comfortable farmers who had farmed in the Bredbury/Denton area of South east Manchester for the whole of the 19th century. They had come out of a family of saddlers who had plyed their trade in the Poynton area of south Stockport […]
Despotism Is Dead or At Least Dying.
As with all despotic regimes everything on the surface looks calm and untroubled but like a duck swimmng on a lake there is massive energy being consumed beneath the waterline. so with this situation we feel our selves in. The despotic regimes of Europe, in fact the regimes of most […]
Dead Or Alive
Last night Selene came to me. She just slid under my cloak on that dark and chilly Arcadian night and we soon warmed up with her god like charms doing wonders for my soul. Afterwards she seemed in no hurry to re-enter Zeus’s halls and we chatted and she brought […]
What Is It All About.
I have just returned from a few days in Manchester and I have been amazed at the way things are over there. Social distancing and mask wearing seem to be a thing of the past. You can walk into a pub or a restaurant or a shop without fear of […]
Doctors, Witch Doctors or Millionaires.
Well one more totem of the old days is slowly but surely murdering itself in its quest for the mazuma. Doctors and their robots, the nurses who do for them, have forgotten the oaths both branches these people took on qualifying. I solemnly pledge to dedicate my life to the […]
Poor Phil Is Dead. “That Is No Country For Old Men”
Well poor old Phil is dead. He died yesterday 9th April 2021 two months short of his 100 years. Would Lizzie have written to him then as is her want with centenarians or would she think she has said enough in their 74 year married life? Do you know I […]
What is it about me that questions everything I am told? Whether it is the state of the weather, a football result, the taste of food or even this bloody stupid so called pandemic that is flu in any other name. If I am told it is raining, I will […]
Running Against the Wind.
Yesterday Ma Femme was talking to a friend of hers in England who was jubilant at having her first jab of the Astra Zeneca drug. A drug I might just remind the reader that is still under trials until 2023, that has not been properly tested and researched and in […]
The British Isles 2021. A Good Place To Live?
Many things happened over the weekend ie. 13th/14th March 2021 which seem to sum up what this distasteful piece of history that we are living in is all about. In particular the gathering on Clapham Common by a bunch of peaceful but determined women who wanted to share in the […]
Can You Believe It!
In these bleak, awful days of Covid with people choking to death in their masks and fighting in the queues, lining up at vaccination centres wanting to be the first to get the jab that day, there is news!!! Today, 12th March 2021, the world is starting to fight back. […]