Halfway Down The Stairs

September 29th, 2019|

#A.A. Milne might have sat down half way down the stairs, but he never did it because he couldn’t wait another second to see what had [...]

Read More

How To Catch A Taxi

September 25th, 2019|

Coming out on to the street, the heat hit me.  A day of brainstorming had taken its toll. No matter how good the air conditioning and [...]

Read More

All Life Is On The Bus

September 2nd, 2019|

Highways England have written to me as part of a consultation about a proposed Motorway junction improvement scheme. That is to say, the letter began "Dear [...]

Read More

Two Front Teeth

July 2nd, 2019|

Flying has been a feature of my life. I cannot begin to calculate how many flights I have been on. Not all of them have begun [...]

Read More

Northern Delights

June 12th, 2019|

I've been to Gateshead, where despite the chill winds, skirts are still high. Northern women are tough, resilient to the elements but not without a soft [...]

Read More

Bowled Over

April 28th, 2019|

Now I'm alert to the risks that public parks present me with: stray dogs with large teeth that will "hound" you for your lunch or even [...]

Read More

Put Your Foot Down

April 14th, 2019|

The Plumber was moaning about the cost of running a car. I told him that this was something outside my experience. He told me that his [...]

Read More

Flash All You Like

February 10th, 2019|

I met the Builder coming up the road with his dog. He was chuckling to himself and told me that he had just seen a very [...]

Read More