More Balls Than Most.

Posted on 24/03/2019 By

More Balls than most; Bit shrivelled, Bobby!

More Balls Than Most. Dear Friends – The other week, we reminded you of our positive approach to mental illness. This week we can lighten the mood on the same subject. There is no doubt that relaxation, in what ever form it can take, is beneficial. But not always easy to obtain for the person…

We Won the Cup!

Posted on 17/03/2019 By

We Won the Cup! It wasn’t the FA Cup. It was better than that! It wasn’t the final of the Europa league. It was better than that! It wasn’t even the final of the Champions League. It was even better than that! Why? Because long after those big cup finals are consigned to history and…


Posted on 10/03/2019 By

Routemaster…. an Ode to a Bus. The Bus of the Future. Back in 1957, Bobby finally grew up and became a plane spotter. (He still is… nerd!). Forsaking the dirt and smoky grime of steam trains for the shiny glamour of aircraft. Shortly before, he had also left behind his bus spotting days. Just two…

Cotswold Reverie.

Posted on 03/03/2019 By

Cotswold Reverie. As we headed west towards the Cotswolds, the radio was on and we were cruising. No rush. The “scenic route” is shorter in miles, but much longer in time. Bobby had forsaken the boring motorway route to drive over the Berkshire downs near Wantage and into Gloucestershire. The County sign announcing Cotswold Country….


Posted on 24/02/2019 By

Goldilocks and the Three Bears: Waiting to go in…

Goldilocks and the Three Bears. (Plus *STOP PRESS* *STOP PRESS* *STOP PRESS* see foot of blog). “Bobby! When there are shows on down by the seaside, can I always come?” So said young Kyla, who had clearly enjoyed her afternoon at Littlehampton’s friendly Windmill Theatre. The shows are the ones that Bobby’s daughter-in-law, Marie, together…

A Walk from St David’s

Posted on 17/02/2019 By

Walk from St David's: From the chapel, looking across to Skomer Island.

A Walk from St David’s in Pembrokeshire. This week we offer you our first guided walk. The story was written last Easter, but ended up being usurped by events and saved for now.

Bobby and Bertie’s Big Birthday Bash.

Posted on 10/02/2019 By

Big Birthday Bash: Friends for ever.

Bobby and Bertie’s Big Birthday Bash. The Invitation Bobby and Bertie’s Big Birthday Bash. You are only 75, three quarters of a century, once. Bobby’s Birthday is on Saturday 26 January and you lucky people are coming with us. We have booked the 14.30 “flight” on 26 January. British Airways ask that we get there…

Finding Serenity at Kingston upon Thames.

Posted on 03/02/2019 By

Finding Serenity: I like bus rides… Mickleham church.

Finding Serenity at Kingston upon Thames. Bertie: “Bobby. Were you crying at the doctors?” Bobby: “No. Who told you that?” Bertie: “You.” Bobby: “Oh well, I did feel a bit emotional.” Bertie: “So, you didn’t soak her desk in tears?” Bobby: “No!”

Super Blood Wolf Moon.

Posted on 30/01/2019 By

Super Blood Wolf Moon: The iPhone can’t cope with this, Bobby. But can the camera he hardly knows how to use?

Super Blood Wolf Moon. 21 January 2019. A very special extra mid-week blog. At 74 years and 360 days, Bobby has seen lots of things. The day before, he had learned there was to be a “spectacular lunar eclipse” the following night. A Super Blood Wolf Moon. “Super” (moon nearer and looking larger); “Blood” (looking…

Flirting with GAD.

Posted on 27/01/2019 By

Flirting with GAD (Generalised Anxiety Disorder): Diddley’s View.

Flirting with GAD. Bertie: “Bobby! Why are we sitting on this bench? It’s taters and freezing me bleedin’ nuts off!” Bobby: “Errr…where did you get that expression from Bertie?” Bertie: “You!” Bobby: “Ohh… Well, since you asked, I am flirting with GAD” (Generalised Anxiety Disorder)

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