It’s been more than six months since the last episode of Neighbours. I didn’t leave you with much of a cliffhanger, and not an awful lot has changed since. The nice couple in No 12 are still there, because the landlord still hasn’t managed to sell their flat. It’s going back on the market in … Continue reading Neighbours XVII
This Christmas has been better than the last. I recently enjoyed an afternoon at the theatre, watching Ralph Fiennes recite some poetry. I'm sure you know Ralph, star of two of the best films ever, the Constant Gardner and Schindlers List. A few weeks earlier, I had enjoyed a talk by one of his many … Continue reading Merry Christmas
I’m not a fan of lockdowns/social restrictions, although I understand the arguments made for them, and the obvious necessity for implementing them at a time of crisis. In February/March 2020, we could see the Chinese health system collapsing from a new virus and shortly after that the Italian army started carting away dead bodies by … Continue reading Trust Me
We're all a little sick of this pandemic. Right? It's literally the only things that genuinely unites almost the whole human race. We're sick of it. I say almost, because there are those few, strange folk who still insist there is no pandemic, it's all just a Jewish hoax involving Bill Gates and the lizard … Continue reading Are We Nearly There Yet?
We travel to experience, to taste, to smell, to touch, to hear, to breathe and to live something new, something exotic, something exciting. That we travel means we are but passing through. So we convert all those sensory pleasures into memories that last a lifetime. Or until Alzheimer's comes calling. I made plenty of memories … Continue reading New Orleans
One begins to tire as one approaches the finish line. I’m feeling tired in general as we approach the end of the year. Crossing the Atlantic and moving into a different time zone screwed around with my body clock far more this time than it normally does. And it is normally a bit of a … Continue reading November