We all have one.

Posted on 29/01/2021 By

This week we are delighted to welcome back our visiting contributor Andrew with a short story about life. We all have one!

Let’s Have a Party

Posted on 27/01/2021 By

Seventy Seven Sunset Strip

Johnny Haynes: Captain of Fulham and England

Posted on 24/01/2021 By

Johnny Haynes Bobby: “I am a writer. Good, bad, indifferent, rubbish, eloquent. I write and am, therefore, a writer. When I see other writing that inspires me, I don’t think ‘I wish I could write like that’ because maybe I already do.

Memories of Spitalfields

Posted on 20/01/2021 By

Dear Friends of Mindfully Bertie.


Posted on 17/01/2021 By

Bertie: “Gor blimey, Bobby. Wednesday’s story about 2013 and the Samaritans was a bit heavy. Did it upset you writing it?” Bobby: “Not at all Bertie. When I walked over that railway crossing with David, I knew it was an opportunity to put a couple of things straight. And also to close the book on…

The Railway Crossing

Posted on 13/01/2021 By

The sun shone one morning in Christmas week. David came over for a socially distanced walk. Most of Bobby’s walking is in the hills. Walking from Laurel Cottage to sandy or chalky locations means Weald mud first, or a short car journey. So they decided on a local muddy walk that encompassed this railway crossing….

Wisley Christmas Eve: Mindfully Arboretumanally

Posted on 10/01/2021 By

Mindfully Arboretumanally As Bobby struggled with the life he was leading a few years ago, he turned to mindfulness to see if that would help. It did, particularly when practised in a group of people. Some time later, he mentioned it to the Gentle Author (GA) and also that this best friend was a teddy…

Little Pink Book Wot’s in a Name?

Posted on 05/01/2021 By

Wot’s in a Name So here we are in 2021. If you got my free calendar… how lucky are you? If you didn’t, you should have answered the offer last year! Demand is increasing for this very special bit of culture. So put your name down now for 2022.

Will the Real Alf Garnett Step Forward. Please!

Posted on 03/01/2021 By

Alf Garnett. Bertie: “Bobby. This is my favourite place.” Bobby: “It’s mine too, Bertie. Especially on Christmas Day morning.”