Even at this great age I still keep getting myself into odd situations where I am out of my depth. It was only a few weeks ago that I found myself with the owner of a German piano company at the launch of his new piano, having to play a couple of tunes. This was… Continue reading More than a game.
There’s an old gag. How do you know when a politician is lying? It’s easy, their lips are moving!! We are now at the start of a 5 week General Election campaign and for the first time in my memory every day various news outlets are ‘fact checking’ the claims made by politicians. How has… Continue reading Pants on fire?
I’ve just come out from hiding. I think it’s safe now after being fleeced again by the Halloween trick or treaters. It’s amazing how quickly we have got used to the new autumnal festival. It got me thinking as we prepare now for Bonfire night and all that follows up to the end of the… Continue reading What do you want for Brexmas?
There are phrases we use in life that we completely understand when we use them, but don’t know where they come from originally. One of those terms is to ‘Wing it’. I had always assumed it had something to do with aeroplanes, maybe stretching back to the days of those magnificent men in their flying… Continue reading Fail to prepare or shall we just Wing it?
There are so many things we take for granted in this modern world which someone, somewhere had to discover or invent. Things like the ability to create fire or the wheel. These things are so obvious now it’s hard to believe they never existed. The Lebombo Bone - The fibula of a baboon with notches… Continue reading It’s a numbers game…
News stories have always moved fast. What screams from the headlines today is quite often forgotten in a few days’ time. That’s why they say not to take too much notice if you feature in a news story… ‘Today's news is tomorrow's fish and chip paper’ (although now they seem to have been replaced by… Continue reading Quid Pro Quo
Something happened in a supermarket this week that had quite an effect on me. I was there with my daughter and granddaughter. My daughter was shopping, and I was literally left holding the baby. A lady who I knew, but I hadn’t seen for quite some time, came up to me and said, ‘Congratulations I… Continue reading Congratulations on becoming a father again!!!