A Dancer Called Alexis.

Posted on 18/06/2017 By


Alexis. I would like to introduce you to Alexis, from the United States of America. She wants to be a dancer. With her determination and clear love for her passion I am sure she will succeed. I spoke to her mum Debra who told me that all her daughter had ever wanted to be was…

Continental Railway Journeys in Germany.

Posted on 11/06/2017 By

Germany: Mittenwald

Continental Railway Journeys in Germany. Well here we are back in Lammersdorf, Austria. Writing blogs from an idyllic office. Tom is the new owner of the hotel. Upholding the recent tradition of Dutchmen owning it. He has agreed to be interviewed by me later in the holiday.

Unveiling the Bench in Memory of Diddley.

Posted on 21/05/2017 By

The Bench: Chris. National Trust Volunteer… "Chris of all trades".

The Bench.

Continental Railway Journeys to Venice.

Posted on 14/05/2017 By

Venice. So the romance was over before it had even begun (see Brief Encounter). Good luck Giz A La (Gisele). It was fun. So, here I am. Venice. Walking out of the station, you look down on the Grand Canal. On a scene quite unimaginable the first time. But for a first time you really…

Brief Encounter on a Journey.

Posted on 07/05/2017 By

Continental Train Journeys with Bertie… A Brief Encounter. I am a little embarrassed this week. Bobby is so keen to tell you about the journey to Venice that I feel a little “excluded”. I did after all spend most of the journey hidden in a rucksack while he was in full flow. Bobby… “You’re jealous….

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…

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