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 […]
Greek Mythology In 21st Century.
My name is Endymion. I am a lowly Athenian shepherd. Good looking perhaps but everybody’s mug. I have always longed for a family but my wage is low and I cannot afford to commit. Up in the heavens Selene, the Goddess of the Moon, is insistent on having a […]
It is now almost eight weeks since I plighted my troth, eight weeks since I cut the nail and a piece of finger off my left index digit. Although the arrangement I had with my Selene I thought could get no better both finger and arrangement have improved considerably. First […]
What Is It?
Good morning and hello again. It is nearly seven weeks since I last posted. All of it taken up with preparation, actuality and recovery from my marriage to my beautiful Selene on 13th August 2021. Some people might think in this modern age how stupid we were whereas others might […]
Once A Catholic
I am always amazed at the way the Catholic Church makes a fool of itself. In its bid to have the Prime Minister of Britain amongst its faithful, it allowed itself to be drawn hook, line and sinker into allowing a horrible piece of humanity into its midst. Now I […]
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 […]