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Covid-19 Guided Walk for One. Number 4: West Park, Wolverhampton

Bertie: “‘ere, Bobby. Tim, our Technical Director, says we can have this weekend off. He says he wants to show you that you are not the only one who can go out for a walk and take lots of photographs! Apparently there are green spaces even in somewhere they call the Black Country.”    …


Two Hundred – Yes this the 200th story posted by Mindfully Bertie!

Two Hundred. To celebrate, we have a short story for you. The Teddy Bears’ Picnic was due to be held on 8 May. As in previous years, we had been asked to write a story for the programme. By the time we did, the picnic was cancelled. Instead, they have a virtual Teddy Bears’ Picnic…


Tulips at Dunsborough Park

Tulips Back in April 2015, Diddley showed Bobby an advert in the local newspaper for a “Tulip Festival”. It was at a garden he had not heard of. Dunsborough Park at Ripley. Not far from RHS Wisley Gardens. Just about this time, in April. They went and loved it. Particular the charity run garden tea….


Lost in a Dream

Lost in a Dream. It’s the morning after New Year’s Eve. Bobby is sitting bolt upright in bed. He has had a shocking dream. Everly Brothers 1960, when they were the greatest. It wasn’t a nightmare, because most of it seemed OK. Just the end when he woke up. So, he had a cup of…


Sometimes Always Never. Memories from a film.

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


Belonging: 150 Stories from Mindfully Bertie.

150 stories from Mindfully Bertie! Yes dear, loyal friends, this is our 150th story. (Bobby prefers “story” to “blog”). Who could have thought that when we wrote the first one that we called a “preview”, we would still be going strong at 150? I should read that preview now… and see if we have kept…


The Handkerchief Tree.

The Handkerchief Tree. Bertie: “Gor blimey, Bobby. You do find out some interesting things!” Bobby: “Thank you, Bertie. I am just naturally inquisitive.” Bertie: “Well just think. This is all about a tree. A seemingly boring tree. A tree you have walked past, cycled past and driven past loads of times without so much as…


April in Paris – Pt 2.

April in Paris. Doris Day: She was 97 on 3 April. Bertie: “A Museum! We have come all the way to Paris to go to a bleedin’ Museum!” Bobby: “Careful, Bertie. You said that once before and you loved the London Transport Museum.”


More Balls Than Most.

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!

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…


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