On Saturday the 24th of August 2019 I became one of the many thousands to be entrusted the secret of Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap. Longest running play Mousetrap has been the longest running plays in London. The Mousetrap first appeared on stage in London’s west end in 1952, 67 years at the time of writingRead more about Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap[…]
Today should have been Brexit leaving day on the 29-03-19 and there is no leaving party, so where are we? Well we are still in the European Union and no further with getting a deal than we were two years ago .
So you have been asked to speak at a wedding, a meeting at work or school, in your Church or a family gathering. What do you do now? I want to give you some tips on preparing for speaking in public. It isn’t complicated and it isn’t scary. Just follow my tips below and you will find your confidence grow in no time.
It is the 29th of December 2018 as I begin to write this post and I am beginning to wonder what 2019 is going to bring. A new year is like a blank canvas waiting to be painted on. The palette of colours may be bright and vibrant as if it was mixed by VanRead more about Prelude to 2019[…]
At the beginning of September I attended my first Comic con at St Albans. for the uninitiated a Comic con is short for Comic Conference. This was another bucket list moment.
Living in the early 21st Century Living in the early 21st century would be very different to someone living in 1918. The obvious thing would be there is currently no World War. Germany is at the centre of Europe influentially and financially. To someone from the 1918’s would find the world a very alien place.Read more about Living in the early 21st Century[…]
Beyond belief in Reeth Recently I had a long weekend with my partner in the north Yorkshire Dales which was just beyond belief. Booked the week before we left to stay at Arkleside Guest House in Reeth. I have not experienced such a peaceful place in my adult life. At night-time when it was gettingRead more about Beyond belief in Reeth[…]
Tolerating Intolerance I have become increasingly aware of how we are now more tolerant of intolerance. There is a myth that prevails that as a nation we are a very tolerant people. That we are accepting of people who are difference to who and that we are a welcoming people. That hasn’t been my experience.Read more about Tolerating Intolerance[…]
About Fifi Rong I have been meaning to write an introduction to Fifi Rong for sometime now. I often feel that it is my mission in life to introduce new bands and singers that I enjoy to my peers and readers. Fifi is a London-based artist who is a singer, songwriter, musician and visionary. From whatRead more about Introducing – Fifi Rong[…]
Thor – Ragnarok I have recently been to see the Thor Ragnarok movie and to be honest I am not really sure if I enjoyed it or not. The premise of the movie is that Thor has been thrown out of Asgard and Hela, the god of death, who wishes to become the queen ofRead more about Thor – Ragnarok (The Movie)[…]
Where’s my Robot I think one thing I should make clear right at the beginning is that I have not lost my robot in the same way I lose my keys two or three times a week. You see I have never had a robot but I was promised one! Promised is probably aRead more about Where’s my Robot (and other disappointments)[…]
There are five lessons I have learnt from life I want to share with you. Welcome happiness where you find it in my experience happiness is both hard to define and also fleeting. You can be happy one moment and the next down in the dumps and often you don’t know why. If I hadRead more about Five lessons I have learnt from life[…]
Back on a warm night on the 19th of August 2017 I went to see an Orchestra with around 2000 people spread across the green with their bottles of wine, picnics and blankets at the ready. Going to see an orchestra might sound boring but not so as this Orchestra was the Urban Soul OrchestraRead more about Knebworth Park – Urban Soul Orchestra[…]
I woke up at 6.00 am on the 08/06/2017 grab my mobile phone and I checked the updates on the General Election and to my delight saw that the Conservative Party had not one the seats they had expected to get and we had a hung Parliament. For me a hung Parliament is a secondRead more about Well! Hung Parliament[…]
My first Tattoo I first started thinking about a having a tattoo about 5 years ago and looked at a few places that were around. What put me off was the thought of the pain, the price and the tattoo parlours. I had a significant birthday in January 2017 so I thought now is theRead more about My first tattoo (or a tick off my bucket list)[…]
I often feel I want to champion new music and bands to people in my age group who would never listen to anything but the Rolling Stone, Hawkwind or anything from that time. For a long time now I have felt I needed to be championing new bands and singers to my peers. In theRead more about Championing new Bands and Singers[…]
Around this time of year some people send what is called a round robin. Some may call it a news letter and to be honest they can be quite annoying especially if the person who is sending the news letter has had a better year than those who receive it. I promise that in thisRead more about Christmas message 2016[…]
Ok so I have recently joined Slimming World I have been going for Three weeks now and I have lost a total of three-pound. not a great deal I hear you saying but hey I haven’t put three pounds on. Reason for a diet I have tried a number of diets recently and some ofRead more about Three weeks at Slimming World[…]
Not the life you choose Life is full of shocks and surprises. Most of the events that take place in life are not planned or anticipated, we know that both good things and bad things happen to people but again we don’t always think they will happen to us. That is how I would beginRead more about Divorce – My experience[…]
I was recently hanging around the DVD, CD section of Asda while my partner was doing food shopping (this has become a habit) and I heard a song from the 80’s that I recognised as a Talking Heads song (for those of you who have heard of them). It sounded very different so IRead more about Sounds of the 80’s 2 – not what you would expect[…]