Can the BBC truly justify ending the TV Licensing exemption for most people over 75?
History is behind us, the future is ahead. Go forwards, not backwards.
The biggest threat to COVID-19 taking hold is complacency.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the least we can do is appreciate those who are on the forefront in the battle against it, including the non-medical ones.
Be careful what you share on Social Media. Think before you click.
Jerry Thompson's sudden death has shocked the footballing community in Northern Ireland.
Remembrance Sunday is almost upon us. For many, the outward symbol to support this is the Red Poppy. However, the wearing of the poppy is not a requirement for individuals who wish to respect the memory of the countless millions of men and women who died, or were injured, to preserve the freedoms we enjoy. … Continue reading A Poppy is not just for November
I was fortunate enough to have made good use of the unexpectedly good weather last week. Trusting the word of BBC Weather Forecast guru, Barra Best, we booked a last-minute midweek stopover in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. This was the first time we risked bringing Maxx, our Lakeland Terrier, away with us. Very appropriate breed … Continue reading Trust Nature
Twenty-odd years ago, while working as a Careers Adviser, our receptionist asked if I could speak with a recent school-leaver about his options going forward. We allocated workloads by the school the young people last attended. The Adviser attached to this young man's school was on leave that day, and I was on cover duty. … Continue reading Fate, coincidence or Double Dutch?
Tomorrow is a very busy day for me. It is when I’ll finally sort out a healthy eating plan, organise a structured exercise regime, start that DIY job that needs done in the house, renegotiate my relationship with SKY to get a better deal on my subscription, settle down and start writing the novel I … Continue reading Ask me after midnight