Don’t shut us out because one of us isn’t here.

Throughout the conversation these couples were all doing the couple thing of being tactile with one another, bit of banter and usual stuff that we all do in relationships.  Of course I’m no different when my wife was alive.  It serves to highlight what we miss the most, someone to talk to, someone to play around with and someone to help keep you balanced and anchored in life.

Everyone’s an Aspiring Paul Hollywood

After the Kleftiko, my friend brought the boxes of muffins to the table as an intermediate course. The room instantly transformed into Paul Hollywood sound-a-likes all discussing the texture, the moistness, the flavours, crust and of course it’s all about the crumb!


You see, I’m stuck in a rut, having been house bound since October last year for various medical reasons, I now have some limited freedom to go places and do stuff, and… no one to do them with. 

End Game?

If you’re looking for a motivational happy clappy tree hugging hippy type spiritual noises type of post, then you probably should look away now or skip to another blog for today’s a bit morbid…

When I were a lad…

Back when I were a kid, we had

Lead toys painted with arsenic to put in our mouths.
Our parents read bedtime stories from Haynes how to manuals for
How to Climb interior Chimney Stack and remove the soot (Ages 3-5)
Munition Shell cleaning for toddlers (Ages 2-4)
The art of Pick a pocket or two (all ages)

Adventures in GDPR Week 1…

Today I had to get up Über Early to take the car back to VW.  One of its sensors was “impaired” according the error message it was spewing out (This is a different story though).  I was asked to get the car in for 7:30am!!! FFS… That’s inhumane… Surely that in itself is a violation of 1998 Human Right Act…