Wait until next year

Putting off what could be done tomorrow, today

Friday Jukebox: It’s For You

About ten years ago I remember listening to the radio, many miles from home. This song came on, It’s For You. I hadn’t ever knowingly heard it. I thought it was astonishing, dramatic, unusual. I wondered if I had happened upon a great lost song, a great lost artist. Read the rest of this entry »

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The sacrament of the present moment

Park and a big sky

I’m not necessarily religious. I’m one of those very vague, very flaky nearly-/sort of-religious types. I have my beliefs, but I generally keep them to myself and I’m not exactly practicing either.  Read the rest of this entry »

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 »


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