School days memory …


For some time now, I have been following a blog written by someone who went to the same primary school as I did. Recently it became apparent that we were in the same year group, but not the same academic stream. After completing the 1st year in class ‘1a’, I was moved down into the … Continue reading School days memory …

From then to now … the journey begins


So, I’ve bitten the bullet and decided to become a chef. How was I going to achieve this this dream? It looked like I may have to back the Careers Advice Centre (CAC) and see what they had to offer. My parents put it around their friends that I was wanting to cook for a … Continue reading From then to now … the journey begins

From then to now … the prequel


I have been wanting to write some kind of auto-biography some some time now. But I had largely been put off by reading an old work colleague's attempt. Believe it or not he started the thing the phrase:“I was born at an early age …” This was a miss-quote of a quite well known Groucho … Continue reading From then to now … the prequel

Should I, could I? …


Back in 2016, a few months before I retired I heard a rumour that my old school was going to have a reunion. This was to coincide with the ‘celebrations’ marking 50 years since the England football team actually won the World Cup. I asked the school friend that I mentioned in my last post … Continue reading Should I, could I? …

A small world …


Way back at the beginning of 2017 I posted about a familiar face popping up on FaceBook and how I was in two minds as to whether I should make contact or not. Looking back, I don’t think I posted that I did get in touch. We had a good evening out some time later, … Continue reading A small world …

Career, what career?


This was a post on LinkedIn with the hashtag #what did I want to be when I was 15 and I thought it would be good here too. The year is 1970 and I’ve just had my 15th birthday, literally and I’m in the deputy head’s office for a chat with the careers master. It’s … Continue reading Career, what career?

Puzzling maths puzzles …


On a roll here. Two posts in one day, whatever next? This one is directly attributable to Facebook. You often get people posting maths puzzles on Facebook. The kind of thing where you get some equations and you have to work out how they get the answers. It is basic Algebra. I love reading these … Continue reading Puzzling maths puzzles …

Easter … what a flop!


Well not just Easter. The whole weekend was a bit of a flop. K*** was not working on Sunday, so we were set for a quiet lazy weekend, after the hectic Friday. But, Saturday afternoon she started with what seemed like flu. S**** and A****, his girlfriend had both been quite ill with it during … Continue reading Easter … what a flop!

One word inspiration #writing101


When I saw todays topic, I groaned. I find it quite difficult writing to a prompt. I have tried many online creative writing courses that try to inspire 'creativity' by the use of prompts. All have failed up to press. I even had an app on my tablet that 'produced' a daily prompt. I just … Continue reading One word inspiration #writing101

The prodigal returns


Well, the eldest returned home on Saturday. Me and Mrs H, have been bringing bits and pieces back from his flat since early last week. Saturday was the 'move' day. It took three trips to shift everything home and by the end of the day, I was completely shattered !!!! However, it is quite amazing … Continue reading The prodigal returns

So where are we now


     The Friday meeting went well apparently. Another medication !!!! However, this one appears to be having a desirable effect. What we did not want, is a drug that just 'zonks' him out (zonks .. is that a real word?) This one, although it is one of the 'blahblahpram' type seems to have a calming … Continue reading So where are we now

Poor games ….


I am begining to think, that I may be glad when this football World Cup is over !!!!!! There games have ranged from average to poor, with the odd 'good' one thrown in. The talk is that it will all improve vastly, when the knockout stage begins. I await to see! It was the Clifford … Continue reading Poor games ….

Back to work …


   Mrs H was at the dentist yesterday, so that wasn’t good. In the chair for over an hour, putting a previous extraction right. Fingers crossed she won’t get an infection this time.    Youngest went off on his school adventure week yesterday. It was a difficult morning, because as usual, he said he did … Continue reading Back to work …

If that was the weekend, it’s done ….


   Paint, paint and even more paint. The dining room is proving to be a little better than I first thought. A base coat of white and two top coats, should see the majority of the wall covered. Just a few patches that may need a thin third coat. Then, it will be time to … Continue reading If that was the weekend, it’s done ….

It’s only Tuesday …


   Today was one of those strange days. I seemed to be doing a lot of work, but did not seem to have done much. Not a lot to show for the effort, if you know what I mean.    Mrs H got the wallpaper for the downstairs today. £16.00 a roll !!!! I’m going … Continue reading It’s only Tuesday …