Eamonn goes to Skomer.

Posted on 15/09/2019 By

Eamonn goes to Skomer. Bertie: “Corrrr- I dunno. Just before we came to Wales, a friend of Bobby’s asked what has happened to the Irish bear. Well, we had to admit, not much.” Trevor has found his niche. Betty Boop is a little inflexible, but will get her chance. But Eamonn? Dunno. “Tell you what”,…


I Feel Quite DiscomBOBulated!

Posted on 08/09/2019 By

DiscomBOBulated. Bertie: “I feel quite discomBOBulated. It’s very nice down here in Whitchurch. Just above Solva, near St David’s in West Wales. Rosemary is lovely. It’s very quiet. Peaceful. But I miss being part of everything that is happening in Laurel Cottage. Bobby will ‘rescue’ me when he is allowed to go on a long…


A Letter from Skomer.

Posted on 01/09/2019 By

A Letter from Skomer. When we wrote “Belonging“, we told you of Bobby’s love of the two islands off the west coast of Pembrokeshire. A love affair that started at quite a difficult time in Bobby’s life.


Memories on the Bedside Table.

Posted on 25/08/2019 By

The Bedside Table. Mindfully Bertie started as a kind of bereavement therapy for Bobby. As you know, I had been best man at their wedding and chief mourner at Diddley’s Funeral. It’s now over three years since the blog started and we have covered every subject imaginable. Never forgetting that each week we would end…


A Heatwave in Worthing.

Posted on 11/08/2019 By

A Heatwave in Worthing. Bertie: “You must be bleeding joking, Bobby. ‘We’ are going to the seaside in a heatwave? You can count me out. It’s nice and cool here in Laurel Cottage. It’s supposed to be even hotter tomorrow and I am definitely staying put.” Bobby: “Look, Bertie, it’s the only day I can…


A Morning with the National Trust Volunteers.

Posted on 04/08/2019 By

A Morning with the National Trust Volunteers.


Believe in Tomorrow Garden, Hampton Court Flower Festival.

Posted on 28/07/2019 By

Believe in Tomorrow Bertie: “Bobby, I thought you ‘bleedin’ ‘ated’ the Hampton Court Flower Show!” Bobby: “I do!” Bertie: “So why are we going then?” Bobby: “You’re not!” Bertie: “Oh! Thanks.”


Sometimes Always Never. Memories from a film.

Posted on 21/07/2019 By

Sometimes Always Never. There is a “box” at Laurel Cottage. It has a lid. On the lid is the inscription… “Bereavement”.


30506 (SR S15): Tony’s Engine.

Posted on 14/07/2019 By

30506. Tony’s Engine.


A Midsummer’s Day in the Surrey Hills.

Posted on 07/07/2019 By

Midsummer’s Day in the Surrey Hills. It’s Midsummer’s Day in the Surrey Hills. Not that Bobby would know. Listening to Robert Elms on Radio London, we will be lucky to see him vertical by lunchtime.


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