Is That The Time?

This morning, I met a Strachan relative for the first time since the early 1970’s. The gent in question being my dad’s cousin whose father and my grandfather were brothers; two pranksters, blue of eye and mischievous of smile. He (Steve) knocked this morning at my front door as he’d been to my neighbour Mike’s house to quote him for a decorating […]

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And When They Were Up….

In stadium white rose, rendezvous unexpected Pater and his boy, a chance encounter Offspring’s trademark smile greets old man Joint remit witnessing of Roses War skirmish Willow belabouring leather sphere contest Superior tally victor; Lewis/Duckworth welcome not Will the House of York or Lancaster prevail? A battle to win, though not victory of war.   […]

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Has Anyone Ever Told You…?

My week of exercise and healthy eating unceremoniously came off the rails yesterday evening. The willpower of yours truly, stoic foe of temptation over the previous seven days or so, conspicuous by it’s absence during a visit to Headingley cricket ground. An evening sojourn with a pal to witness the Yorkshire v Lancashire T20 Blast game. All the ingredients were there to […]

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Charlie Says…..

Like most individuals, I find the current posturing and rhetoric emanating from North Korea and the USA distasteful and deeply disturbing. Witnessing these scenes on yesterday’s news bulletins, and mulling over their potential consequences, brought to mind a 1980 public information film (PIF) on surviving a nuclear attack. Before proceeding, I want to clarify I find nothing remotely humorous about nuclear war, or […]

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Sojourn in the Fog

  Muddled, befuddled, disorientated, addled Lexicologically akin, each suffixed with ‘led’ Apart from disorientated; maverick that conforms not Bewildered states, though not star spangled.   Fog remains, contrary to forecast Keeley promised sunshine; absence though conspicuous One day yeti will need factor 20 Terrible storm though a pre-requisite.   Hirsute man accepts strain universal Dwellers by billion […]

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Lunch Break Musings

It’s lunchtime and I’m commencing this blog perched in an armchair in my parent’s living room. I know I didn’t need to relay I was sat on part of mater and pater’s three piece suite, however I’m trying to add to the scene descriptive. I realise you probably took it as read that while creating this literary masterpiece I’d […]

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Opus To My Offspring

It’s early days yet, but I’m now into the swing of the programme to improve my fitness and diet. Pleasingly, thus far my discipline has remained intact, resulting in yours truly now consuming cherry tomatoes and strawberries when snacking, not to mention a healthier breakfast of porridge. Since the programme’s inception, I’ve stayed clear of picking at slices of […]

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