GAD Update: Out of the Darkness.

Posted on 30/04/2017 By

Out of the Darkness. Into the light… Relax, cheer up, it’s a big day. Bobby came out… (more than one way)

A Day in the Life of GAD (Generalised Anxiety Disorder).

Posted on 23/04/2017 By

GAD. Generalised Anxiety Disorder: Bobby in bed, with bandaged head and an inflatable hammer over it!

GAD (Generalised Anxiety Disorder). PS… Is “postscriptum”, written after. A letter, maybe, or on this case, a blog. This PS was written after the story that follows. The story of Bobby’s battle with mental health. Written a few days before Prince Harry revealed to the world’s media that he too had suffered mentally years after his mother,…

Mindfully Bertie – The Teddy Bears’ Picnic.

Posted on 17/04/2017 By

Teddy Bears' Picnic: Bertie proudly wearing his badge.

Teddy Bears’ Picnic. Hello there! My name is Bertie. I am a teddy bear. I do think a lot as many bears do and have done in the past. Bears like Winnie the Pooh and Paddington. My best friend is Bobby Ballcock. He talks a lot. Everybody says so. Together we hope to bring you…

Bernard Bruty: Ernie’s War.

Posted on 16/04/2017 By

Ernies War: Guest Writer, Bernard Bruty.

Ernie’s War. This week we are delighted to welcome our very first visiting contributor. Long time friend Bernard is writing about his father’s military adventures in ‘Ernie’s War’. Over to you Bernard: Delving into my family’s past has been a great fascination for me. Capturing these memories is important. A little more on that subject…

Laurel Cottage. The home of Mindfully Bertie.

Posted on 09/04/2017 By

Laurel Cottage.

Laurel Cottage. The home of Mindfully Bertie. A Cottage full of love, memories, grandchildren. Back in 1998 it was quite different. Diddley was already living here. Facing losing it in unpleasant divorce. When, at the eleventh hour and fifty nine minutes, newly married she was able to email the entire office she and Bobby worked…

Continental Railway Journeys: Austria.

Posted on 02/04/2017 By


And so to Austria. Bobby loves Austria. Back in 1981, it was the destination for his first holiday abroad. Wallace Arnold coach from Victoria Coach Station. (A future blog). 24 hours. To Lake Achensee, near Innsbruck. Many years later, married to Diddley, he was in a relationship where you followed your dreams – even if…