When I first heard this phrase after the sad and shocking killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis in the USA I was completely dumbfounded. What a ridiculous thing to say: of course black lives matter. Surely it didn’t even need saying did it? Clearly it did – and it does! I grew up in south … Continue reading Black Lives Matter!
This is not a sight you want to see out the front of your car at 57 mph but this is what Tracy and I were confronted with yesterday on the way to London to attend the Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall. As you can tell from the picture, the weather was … Continue reading YIKES!
We have been in our new house a month now and we are all unboxed and tidy… Yeh! Right! But we will be all sorted by Christmas I am sure! Apart from the obvious of settling in we have had a new patio paid to take the new hot tub… a retirement treat to us … Continue reading House Update
When Tracy and I got together we lived apart, in our own houses, for quite a while but finally moved into our current house as our first home together. At that time, when we bought it over 2 years ago, I wanted a house of a similar size to the one I had before; not … Continue reading On The Move Again
We will be moving house at the end of august (again!) and this will mark a significant milestone in my life… it is the first house bought jointly with my lovely wife Tracy. For the past 10 or so years electric cars have been part of my life but when Sally passed away I needed … Continue reading Our Next EV – Perhaps?
If you have been following along on my journey through life you will remember that I have retired… whatever that means! Retirement means many different things to many people but to me it meant no longer feeling I had to earn money and so freeing me up to do other things – things I always … Continue reading Retired? I’ve Turned All Crypto!
Those that know me know that I have always changed my car pretty regularly. Sometimes it is just because I want a change and other times it is for a specific reason. Last May we bought a caravan and needed a car to tow it and so we bought a Kia Sportage. The caravan was … Continue reading Time for a Change of Car
As you go through life retirement always seems so far off. As a young man it in not even something to think about but then as middle age looms the thought of retirement is something that you push as far ahead as you possibly can. However, as they say… Time and tide wait for no … Continue reading Time to slow down
I went to see Jools Holland Rhythm and Blues Orchestra tonight. I have seen them many times before and every time they just get better and better. But that isn’t what I want to talk about here… I think that people are forgetting how to enjoy events. Instead of going to an event, such as … Continue reading The world is going MAD!
It has been 14 months now since Sally’s funeral and during that time her urn has been in the dining room waiting for me to decide what to do. We hadn’t discussed what she wanted done with her ashes and so I wanted to do something she would have wanted – a while back I … Continue reading Sally Laid to Rest