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 […]
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 […]
Longsight Manchester All Those Years Ago – Part 2
To continue my story of Longsight through the ages makes me become emotional about thoughts of the past, the people I knew, the events we lived through, the poor times and not so poor times. So here we go. I was born in February 1946 a Baby Boomer if ever […]
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, […]