Merry Christmas from Bertie

Merry Christmas I am settling well into my new home by the sea. Bobby left strict instructions that I should be looked after by his granddaughter, Giselle, who is ably assisted by her two inquisitive cats, Pebbles and Bo (short for Mr Bojangles).

Merry Christmas from Laurel Cottage 2021

Merry Christmas “I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas” Bertie: “Bobby … Can you tell us a story?”

Will the Real Alf Garnett Step Forward. Please!

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

Goodbye 2020

Dear Friends of Mindfully Bertie On 16 March 2020, we wrote “Self Isolation Day” and published it two days later as our first mid week blog. A couple of weeks later we posted “Room 311”. This celebrated our last course with the Gentle Author in Spitalfields on 6 March. Our spiritual home. Since then, in…

Merry Christmas 2020

Merry Christmas to you all from Mindfully Bertie We hope you like our Christmas Concert.

Who Bleedin Cares Anyway?

Bertie: “Are you suffering, Bobby?” Bobby: “Not ‘suffering’, but wary in these troubled times.”

Church of St Botolph without Aldgate

St Botolph without Aldgate When we began writing Mindfully Bertie in August 2016, we started with a clean slate. A void in our lives had been created by the loss of Diddley the year before. A void that could provide opportunity for creativity, whilst never forgetting the love and affection for the person we missed…

A Peaceful Christmas to you all!

Wishing you a Peaceful Christmas from Mindfully Bertie Cara Dillon  Standing by my Christmas Tree (or sitting on a sledge) Standing by my Christmas tree. Wishing you were here with me. The snow is falling everywhere But it’s not okay that you’re not there. Lonely footprints in the snow And where they lead, nobody…

Christmas? ‘Appy Bleedin’ Krismus!

‘Appy Bleedin Krismus Christmas Here he goes again, I hear some groan. But Bobby has a mission. When someone you love dies too young from alcoholism there are those like Bobby who try to redress the balance with honesty. You may feel he is being disloyal to Diddley telling you her secrets. But, of course,…

The Christmas 50/50… 2018.

The Christmas 50/50… 2018. Happy New Year to all our readers. We hope you had a lovely Christmas. Once again, Bobby and I took ourselves off to East London for the holidays. Aldgate this time. He went back to Sutton United on Boxing Day to see them win! Up the U’s. We met Andrew, Marie,…