Wait until next year

Putting off what could be done tomorrow, today

How To Save A Park: Old Manor Way Playground and Bexley Council

Old Manor Way Playground

A very warm Tuesday evening seemed the ideal time to sit in a council chamber for a session of the Places Scrutiny Committee. Well, plenty of people, including me, thought so, as the subject of the possible sale of Old Manor Way Playground was first on the agenda. Here the committee would hear a presentation from those who had headed up a rather popular petition against the sale of the playground, and discuss possible next steps. Read the rest of this entry »

The Friday Lunchtime Pint

Pint on a table in a pub

In theory, the Friday Lunchtime Pint is a wonderful thing. It is a reward after four and half days of hard graft. Or four and a half days of avoiding hard graft, which is just as much hard work in its own way. It is a way to warm up for the weekend. A little loosener before the main festivities. If nothing else it makes the last three hours of the working week a little more bearable. Ideally it makes the last three hours of the working week nearer two hours, if you plan it right. Read the rest of this entry »

Always taking the same photograph


I’m no photographer. I don’t even own a camera. Well, not a proper one, anyway. But having a camera phone, I do find myself taking images here and there on my travels. As I suppose we all do. But I seem to take a lot of photos of the same place. Read the rest of this entry »

Gardening at night

We’ve been in our current place for a couple of years now and the garden has been something of an on/off project. There has been the enthusiasms of springs, of clearing and planning and planting, followed by the troubles of summer, as the temperature rises and the watering slackens. Then the forgetting to clear and prune in the autumn, then the actual clearing and pruning in winter, then spring again. Read the rest of this entry »

Hope and hard times

Hello folks. I wrote this piece about Dusty Rhodes, the professional wrestler who died last week. I figured that I might as well share it here with you all. Read the rest of this entry »


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