Do you remember the day we first met? I was younger then, fresh faced and bright eyed, with far more hair on my head and fewer lines around the eyes. I'd just started out in college and History was still the lesson of choice, partly because I  hadn’t completely given up on the idea that... Continue Reading →

Getting Older

My sister turned the ripe old age of 30 today. That's my baby sister, by the way. She turned 30! Like a lot of people who have reached this particular milestone, she probably thinks she's dead old now. And, in some ways, she's right. After all, a lot has happened in those 30 years, some... Continue Reading →


Here it is. The return. Sixteen months have past since I last posted here (I know, I can't believe it either!). It wasn't an easy choice to stop, but I knew something had to give. Either I put all my efforts into finishing that novel I'd spent so many years on, or I continued to... Continue Reading →

A Mystery in the Cotswolds

The Cotswolds, they call it. A land of stunning beauty, complete with sweeping landscapes of rolling hills, quiet woods, and sleepy villages, it is the perfect place for a quiet weekend.  Or so you’d think, but it turns out that things may not be quite what they seem in the Cotswolds... We travelled down on... Continue Reading →

Last Year’s End… Finally

It’s been a while since my last update. Truth is I’ve been kept busy. First there was Christmas, when my time was clearly too important to be wasted in a dark room writing a blog.  It’s a time to be spent with friends and family, sharing gifts and making merry.  So, in that spirit, I... Continue Reading →

One Year On…

I wasn’t going to write this. I've already done one annual review this year, another would surely bore my dwindling number of avid readers.  After all, there are only so many ways you can laud the virtues of growing your own beard. Then Facebook had the temerity to rub it in my face.  “Anniversary with... Continue Reading →

Winter Struggles

Soooo... we've got our winter quilt on.  And what a marvel it is!  Forged in the fires of Ikea, it is an exact replica of our summer quilt... but with the opposite end of four buttons in the corners.  The intricate workmanship is so accomplished, so beautiful, that when the buttons are brought together and... Continue Reading →


Today, after a long hard shift in the office, I had to struggle home on foot. It wasn’t easy.  Leaning into the wind, one hand held up against the lashing rain, I had to force myself onwards one step at a time. It was an epic journey, filled with action and adventure, and I faced... Continue Reading →

My (current) Addiction

When it comes to will power and self control, I've always considered myself to be blessed with it in abundance. Sure, like many men, I've lost years of my life to the computer game, Football Manager.  But rather than look at the number of hours I've wasted on that game, you should look at the... Continue Reading →

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