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 […]
Happiness in Spite.
It is 5.00am on 30th April 2021 and I am happy. I have just come out of my period of mourning for poor old Phil, a man who seemed to have enjoyed life no matter what trials and tribulations were thrown at him from a very early age, with his […]
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 […]
A Chink Of Light.
Before I start this rant I would like to thank Jordan B Peterson for putting these thoughts into my head. I was trying to work out why people act in a sheep-like way when it comes to orders from high. He explained that we live in an hierarchical society with […]
The Here And Now.
I live on a small, some might say exclusive estate of 10 houses in a small town in the west of Ireland, situated on the banks of a beautiful and sometimes swift flowing river that eventually finds it way to the heart beat of Ireland, the River Shannon. I have […]
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 […]
Longsight, Manchester All Those Years Ago. Part 1
Except for Mr Hitler dropping bombs on Manchester especially during the Christmas Blitz of 1940 I would most likely have grown up in Miles Platting rather than Longsight. Nowt wrong with Miles Platting many a good man came from there but Longsight was my only memory of youth, a grand […]
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. […]
Trying To Understand
Last Saturday morning I attended the internment of an old lady. She had passed the 100 mark last October. I had known her since the Christmas of 1968 – a long time – and she had become to me a necessary part of my life. Because of recent Covid restrictions, […]