Are You teaching Your children to live in Fear?

Are You teaching Your children to live in Fear? Unwittingly, maybe you are. It may be a consequence of your inability of where to find answers or just pure laziness of not wanting to seek the truth? Unintended? I’m sure it is. But, now is the time to face up to the reality of theContinue reading “Are You teaching Your children to live in Fear?”

Kids in the Garden

Have you had a gardening day with your children yet? Father’s Day Sunday 21st June 2020 I speak from personal experience when I tell you they’ll love it! My dad gave me a corner of the back garden to experiment in when I was about eight years of age, and 62 years later, I stillContinue reading “Kids in the Garden”

Mob Rule Is Law

Covid-19 won’t go away! June 2020 Our fate is in our hands. From here on in here’s what the ‘new normal’ means for us all. We all know by now the world has gone mad and an awful lot of people are worried. Governments are in turmoil, there isn’t going to be any good newsContinue reading “Mob Rule Is Law”

Dairy Farm Plants

Welcome to Aldbrough Dairy Farm Plants As every keen gardener knows, we take great pride in the quality of the plants we produce. Lucy Butler is no exception. Early on in the year, Lucy had been so carried away with her seed sowing that she ended up with an excess of the plants she produces.Continue reading “Dairy Farm Plants”

Hangin’ round’ ere

Growing up in the 50s and 60s we had the ‘gas cupboard’ under the stairs. It doubled as a cloakroom and shoe cupboard. So, giving me inspiration for this short story. A comedy/tragedy Baz Baron Hangin’ round’ ere for three weeks is no fun I can tell you. It’s not as if I can seeContinue reading “Hangin’ round’ ere”

Frolic in the Shrubbery

Shrubbery, is that even a real word? Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart. Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop. Confucius Aldbrough Dairy Farm plant stall June 2020 Well, whatContinue reading “Frolic in the Shrubbery”

“In the age of information, ignorance is a choice.”

“Mind is the Master power that moulds and makes, And Man is Mind, and evermore he takes The tool of Thought, and, shaping what he wills, Brings forth a thousand joys, a thousand ills: — He thinks in secret, and it comes to pass: The environment is but his looking-glass.” James Allen (1864-1912) My newContinue reading ““In the age of information, ignorance is a choice.””

Status of COVID-19

As of 19 March 2020, COVID-19 is no longer considered to be a high consequence infectious disease (HCID) in the UK. The 4 nations public health HCID group made an interim recommendation in January 2020 to classify COVID-19 as an HCID. This was based on consideration of the UK HCID criteria about the virus andContinue reading “Status of COVID-19”

Survival

In human terms, Wally my ageing cat would be a pensioner like me. As a seventy-year-old, I wish I was still as agile as he. It was four-thirty, I’d been up long enough to make a steaming brew. Then sit out in the back garden to enjoy the tranquillity and fresh morning air as theContinue reading “Survival”

Hand on Heart

Do you read your Horoscope every day? Do you pray every day? Do you wish you could win the Lottery? Are you in control of your life?

The Truth Is Still Out There

”We are the Gods now” proclaimed Peter Weyland head of the global cybernetics company, The Weyland Corporation.

Who is Grumpy Banana?

So, I have waited 60 years for this day. I finally plonked my bum in the saddle and had my first ride on a proper horse. Starski is his name and he’s a beutiful piebald Gypsy Cob owned by the lovely, Wendywoo Watson. https://youtu.be/PS8LRy1MsfQI was so taken up with him after writing him and WendyContinue reading “Who is Grumpy Banana?”

Baz, in real life?

Is the grandad of Jack Barclay? Or he’d like to be. When I first started writing about, Jack and Billy the Dragon, I was semi-retired and working as the caretaker/site manager at Bilton Community Primary School. It soon became clear to me what a delight it was engaging in small talk with the children atContinue reading “Baz, in real life?”

My Upside Down Smile

My smile is upside down at the moment. Time with flesh and Cloudy blood friends flew by faster than the farts from Le Pétomane’s arse cheeks. However, I met a new girl at the weekend. Stefania is her name. At least, that’s the name I christened her after watching a shooting star grace the heavensContinue reading “My Upside Down Smile”

UK Government – The Burke and Hare reincarnate

Not satisfied with taxing the population to the hilt during one’s life the UK Government are now intent on stealing your bodies after your demise (April 2020) Edinburgh was a leading European centre of anatomical study in the early 19th century, in a time when the demand for cadavers led to a shortfall in legalContinue reading “UK Government – The Burke and Hare reincarnate”

Violins and Six Strings

Violins and Six Strings You must work out a riddle ’bout Pegasus wings Then whisper the answer til your big heart sings If I tell you I’m piebald, does that help at all? My name is Starski, and I’m five feet tall   My incredible rider, a pure Gypsy Queen Cares for me lovingly whenContinue reading “Violins and Six Strings”