Covid-19 Guided Walk for One. Number 4: West Park, Wolverhampton

Posted on 31/05/2020 By

Bertie: “‘ere, Bobby. Tim, our Technical Director, says we can have this weekend off. He says he wants to show you that you are not the only one who can go out for a walk and take lots of photographs! Apparently there are green spaces even in somewhere they call the Black Country.”    …

We Saved the Moondaisies!

Posted on 27/05/2020 By

We Saved the Moondaisies. “We” being all those people who contacted Surrey County Council Highways to express their dismay at the destruction of the wildflower verges on main roads last year. Individuals, local council officers and not forgetting Plantlife UK, whose roadside verge campaign has created a national impetus to stop needless mowing in May….

The Story of Eamonn’s New Scarf

Posted on 24/05/2020 By

Eamonn’s New Scarf Bertie: “Bobby. We have been stuck at home for weeks now, but you seem quite happy. If someone asked you ‘where would you rather be today, anywhere in the world’, what would you say?”

A Letter to Myself

Posted on 20/05/2020 By

A Letter to Myself These words are from Bobby. To himself. I was a helpless observer.

Covid-19 Guided Walk for One. Number 3: The Bluebell Walk

Posted on 17/05/2020 By

Number 3: The Bluebell Walk Bertie: “Cor, I dunno! First of all he tells us he hated Holmwood Common. Then out of the blue (literally), he discovers he loves it. Writes a whole blog on it, that lots of people liked. Then he comes home and declares “That’s bleedin it. I‘m not going over there…

Two Hundred – Yes this the 200th story posted by Mindfully Bertie!

Posted on 13/05/2020 By

Two Hundred. To celebrate, we have a short story for you. The Teddy Bears’ Picnic was due to be held on 8 May. As in previous years, we had been asked to write a story for the programme. By the time we did, the picnic was cancelled. Instead, they have a virtual Teddy Bears’ Picnic…

VE Day. 8 May 2020. The 75th Anniversary.

Posted on 10/05/2020 By

VE Day. The famous ’V’ sign so often attributable to Winston Churchill did in fact originate in occupied Belgium as a sign of defiance against the invaders. It was banned by the Germans, but still appeared everywhere you could scribble a V.

The Rolls-Royce of Honey

Posted on 06/05/2020 By

The Rolls-Royce of Honey   Luxury cars may not be your priority at the moment, but where are they made? Rolls-Royce Motor Cars are made at Goodwood, in a futuristic assembly plant surrounded by a large countryside estate. Andrew would like to tell you a little known fact about Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. Over to you…

Goodbye Montana.

Posted on 03/05/2020 By

Goodbye Montana We came to live in Laurel Cottage in 1999. Diddley already lived here. The house looked very different then.