Sunday, 28 May 2017


Hello dear readers.

Today, you join a saddened and somewhat conflicted blogger

You may find that the following post is somewhat lacking in this blog’s usual light hearted irreverence as the Seated Perspective spotlight turns recent tragedy and touches on both politics and religion in doing so.

I am, of course talking about Monday’s suicide bombing in Manchester.

Sunday, 21 May 2017

A Whole New World

Hello dear readers!

Every now and then, there comes a time to act.

A time to not just allow life to happen to you but to grab it by the unmentionables. To take charge, get off one’s derrière and do something about the things in life that need a little attention.

This week was that time.

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Like The Corners Of My Mind

Hello dear readers.!

You know, the child in me is never too far from the surface.

There is a very definite streak of silliness to me. A gleeful desire to indulge in folly. I am very rarely entirely serious. It means that when I visit with my nieces and nephews I can tend to relate with them perhaps just a touch too much.

Yesterday was perhaps a case in point.

Sunday, 7 May 2017

A Nice Place To Visit

Hello Dear Readers!

These are indeed interesting times.

There are elections in France, upcoming elections in the UK, the continuing tensions with Russia, China and the US over Syria and all the while a seemingly unstoppable lurch to the right in countries throughout the world.

And then there’s the seemingly small matter of ‘Trumpcare’.

Sunday, 30 April 2017


Hello dear readers.

You join me today, revelling in the midst of a three day weekend.

Yes, for one glorious extra day I am free as a bird, the spectre of work banished from my mind, thoughts instead turning to long lazy afternoons, unhurried mornings, and perhaps the odd activity of a more recreational bent to fill this wonderfully unencumbered slice of time.

It is an opportunity that has not been wasted.

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Old Friends & News

Hello dear readers!

Yes, it’s another Saturday evening post.

With my current work commitments and a four week rolling rota to adhere to it is becoming just a little difficult to maintain consistency in posting my weekly offering to you, my dear readers. It has meant some posts popping up on a Saturday, some on a Sunday, and one even showing up on a Monday. The funny thing is that, even though this particular post is a day early, it is, at the same time, a week late.

The reason for this shocking lack of alacrity is the need to keep a certain piece of news under wraps. Allow me to explain.

Saturday, 15 April 2017

One Step Beyond

Hello dear readers!

And a happy Easter to one and all.

Yes it’s that time of year yet again. A time of eggs; bunnies; lambs gambolling in the meadows (I’m assured this has nothing to do with poker or roulette); official, government mandated time off of work; the new season of Doctor Who... oh, and apparently there’s some religious goings-on as well.

Yes, spring is certainly putting a spring in the step (figuratively speaking, that is) and, in these parts at least, this has been helped by a very welcome and much anticipated arrival. At long last, after months of trying, we have a daughter.