Author Archives

  • Brotherly Love

    In the recent publication of his book, Prince Harry revealed that he never entirely felt a part of his family but more like a “spare” to his brother. I am eleven years younger than my brother, Pat, and was born… Read More ›

  • The Butterfly Effect

    I have no idea how it happened. To enter my flat, you have to get through a locked communal door facing the road, up a flight of stairs and through the locked door of my flat. All the windows are… Read More ›

  • Bizarre Burglary

    My mum had recently died and I was living at home with my dad. He needed a break to gather his thoughts and had accepted an invite from my brother and his family to go on holiday with them. I… Read More ›

  • Dangly Bits

    As part of my Lounge Renovation Programme – which basically means just buy some newer stuff – I spotted a nice lightshade in Poundstretchers – Because I’ve never been materialistic. My aunt said she had one similar in her bedroom…. Read More ›

  • Hostile Hotel

    I had booked a ticket to see Simply Red in concert in a seaside town and decided I’d like an overnight stay in a hotel afterwards. I visited the town three weeks beforehand and saw a hotel I liked the… Read More ›

  • Halloween Never Ends

    Universal recently confirmed the release in October of a new Halloween film, Halloween Ends. This will be the 13th Halloween instalment and is widely looked forward to, probably because people are now hoping it is the actual end. In previous… Read More ›

  • Chairgate

    I had arranged to meet my lad in a neighbouring town after he had finished work to go to the cinema together. I decided to get to the town early by train so as I could have a mooch around…. Read More ›

  • Rubbish Coastal Town

    I arrive in the rubbish coastal town with no train ticket check (Standard). Coming out of the station, I can see the sea. It’s apparent nearness is deceptive, it’s a ten minute walk down a hill. At the front, I… Read More ›

  • Being A Dad

    I’m looking forward to seeing my lad today. With all due respect to all my other family and friends, he is the most important person in my life and, if I achieve nothing else in my entire life (That’s going… Read More ›

  • Application! Application! Application!

    I have a computer – not like the big one I wanted from The Time Tunnel, slightly smaller – but nonetheless I have one and, in normal land, this would be great. But I don’t live in normal land with… Read More ›