Wednesday 24 March 2021

Key Of The Door

Hello, dear readers!

There are some things in life which seem designed to make us feel old. The relentless and increasingly baffling march of technology. The chorus of creaks and twinges that accompany each new day. Conversation in which only around 70% (if that) of the words convey any kind of meaning at all. That unfortunate time you catch yourself saying ‘Kids today!’ or reflecting on when all this were nowt but fields.

Yeah, alright, that is just me getting old, reactionary, and just a little bit Compo Simmonite. I guess it happens to the best of us.

There is one other thing, however. Something which in reality has nothing to do with me, but is guaranteed to make me feel ancient beyond my years, and that’s other people getting older.

Wednesday 17 March 2021

On The March

Hello, dear readers!

I opened last week with the trusty old saying ‘there’s no news like bad news’. This week I can take the same sentiment because there is no news.




Yeah, that’s a lie.

Wednesday 10 March 2021

Health, Wealth, and Priorities

Hello, dear readers!

There’s no news like bad news, or so ‘they’ (for any given value of what ‘they’ may or may not be) say.

I suppose in a way it’s true. Bad news does travel faster than good, and in these interesting times we find ourselves in there’s certainly been no shortage of the stuff. In fact, some days you wonder if the news is being shown on repeat as Covid, lockdown, and everything that goes along with it remains front and centre of every single broadcast.

This week, however, there’s been a different story doing the rounds, and I, for one, really wish there wasn’t.

Wednesday 3 March 2021

Getting The Point

Hello, dear readers!

Yes! I’m back!

I know, I know. I promised you all a blog post last week. And I did so knowing that it wouldn’t be an easy week, but it really was a promise I meant to keep, even up to an hour before my extended deadline of 18:30 on Friday eve. Sadly, it was a promise I had to break.

The reason for this only ever-so slightly characteristic aberration made up the subject of my last post, but as that was now two weeks ago, allow me to refresh your memory. This time last week, you see, I was recovering from my first COVID-19 vaccination, and it is upon that momentous occasion I’d now like to pour forth.