Archive for the ‘Family’ Category

I believe in Big Love (2019-2-19)

I talk and I date like I don’t. I don’t have frivolous expectations for romance. I’m not looking to get swept off my feet. I am one of those rare, perhaps slightly jaded individuals who hates hookup culture and would be happy to live in an age in which monogamy is the norm, though for […]

Adjusting to solitude after loss…. (2017-12-8)

Without you in my arms, I feel an emptiness in my soul. I find myself searching the crowds for your face—I know it’s an impossibility, but I cannot help myself. — Nicholas Sparks It’s been a while since I’ve updated this blog correctly and circumstances now allow me to do so. Much has happened in […]

It’s been a while…. (2016-4-6)

It’s been over a year since I’ve updated the blog, that’s remiss of me I know. Not that anything has been wrong, but I was more concerned with other matters namely helping the Mozster with his battle with cancer. Unfortunately he lost that battle three weeks ago and I was fortunate enough to keep my […]

A word to my wonderful sons (2014-5-23)

Here are 10 things I’d like to tell them, before I suddenly go from Dad, to he who couldn’t possibly understand. 1. “Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end.” I truly believe what John Lennon said with all my heart. We’ve had some tough times, and you’ll […]

God Bless you John William Suter! (2014-3-6)

I’m listening to this track and I am reminded of my late grandfather, the awesome John William Suter, an truly exemplary human being and times I spent with him in the little lean-to shed up against the pantry at the rear of the house on Gertrude Road in West Bridgford. The old tools, the bits […]

Ringing in the changes! (2013-9-27)

“You can’t stop the future, You can’t rewind the past, The only way to learn the secret …is to press play.” – ― Jay Asher, Thirteen Reasons Why Today is a very strange day. Not because it’s a Friday, not because it’s pay-day, not because I’m off out tonight. Today is strange for it’s day […]

Pinning for the Fjords, what type of talk is that! (2013-8-12)

Had a wonderful day in Stavanger yesterday, pictures to follow as Norwegians have no concept of free wifi and I’ve had no choice but to use the onboard Satellite connection to check for email etc. They said Norway was expensive and they were not joking! A cheeseburger at Burger King is £7! The old town […]

Sometimes you just have to be a bastard! (2013-8-1)

“An acquaintance merely enjoys your company, a fair-weather companion flatters when all is well, a true friend has your best interests at heart and the pluck to tell you what you need to hear.” ― E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly Firstly, I’m sorry about the lack of updates. I’ve had a lot of shit […]

Memories of a totally lovely lady (2013-4-17)

There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief. Aeschylus Today a great many people will be remembering an old lady with a great deal of affection coupled with a feeling of loss and sorrow, while others wonder what the fuss is all about. You might think I’m referring the […]

Life always ends in the same way (2013-3-8)

‘The song is ended, but the melody lingers on…’ I have heard that quote so many times but I can be damned if I know whom might have originally said it. Suffice to say those words are not mine. I have heard it as it is often used at funerals, of which I have attended […]