2017 is about to draw its final breath. 2017, of course, was unlucky enough to have to follow 2016 – which was an unbelievably sh*tty year, I think we can all agree. Everything went wrong in that year: Deaths on both a personal and celebrity level, terrible political decisions, too many kitchen appliances needing replacement…well, … Continue reading 2018: A Year of Living Dangerously…
What in the name of all this is holy possessed me to write this blog? This is akin to putting 46 candles on a birthday cake – i.e., you shouldn't! Oh well, it's my 46th birthday today ('How young you look, Adele', 'Oh gosh, thanks'), and I thought it my duty to have a stab … Continue reading 46 Things I Have Learned in 46 Years
I’m not from around these parts. The West Country, I mean. As you may know, I originate from East London - that’s where I spent the first twenty years of my life. But for the last twenty-five, Bath and its surrounds have been my spiritual (and actual) home. London got too much for me. Even … Continue reading Back to Bath: Walking in the Footsteps of Jane
Today, in the absence of anything more interesting to write about, I thought I might just tell you about my day. Not today Saturday - as I’m posting this – because right now I’m probably just sitting around in my pyjamas, thinking about cleaning the cats’ litter trays. I’m choosing Wednesday just passed – as … Continue reading A Day in the Life…
I’m not a movie buff, I can state that quite categorically. However, I don’t dislike films as such; I like films as much as the next man. So long as the next man is fastidiously fussy about what movies they will deign to watch. I certainly can’t just mindlessly watch a movie – just … Continue reading Two Hours I’ll Never Get Back
This is a dangerous post. This post could have repercussions; lose me valued friends and readers. This post would be better dismissed as one of my 'not so intelligent' ideas. Yet once that something is in my head, it's very hard to dislodge it, so it often ends up being written about. Like in this instance. So, … Continue reading Five Things Never to Admit to Anyone. Ever.
I have a thing about clothing. What I mean is I have a thing about being attired appropriately for the appropriate occasion. No matter how much I’d like to believe in the ‘capsule wardrobe’ I don’t really feel such a thing exists. To be honest, I dress in a very similar fashion (excuse the pun) … Continue reading Dressed to Impress