Fanfare…drum roll … ta-da !! Al’s Spain 2018 Vuelta is announced. Without a ride last year due to circumstances and stuff (!) I have been itching to get one planned for 2018 before the year gets booked up by other stuff (!) . And it had to be different in some way. Having already headed… Continue reading Spain 2018 …here I come…
I’ve never considered that I might have an addictive nature. I don’t do drugs. I drink in moderation and even my sweet tooth can be tamed. But the hardest Jones I am finding to kick, since the damn thing was developed, is the need to check 24 hour news. I’m a current affairs junky and… Continue reading Aargh, leave me alone !!
I’ve recently been trying to maintain a habit of writing every day. Whether it be free writing, poetry, my journal (though I don’t keep that every day ) my travel book – yep, I’m working on one of those too, and less often at the moment, this blog. With the writing comes lots of reading… Continue reading Political with a small ‘p’
I suppose I should be blogging. I have, after all, more time on my hands than I have had in recent months, though that time fills up with other stuff leaving the whole “time” thing illusory. Perhaps I should start be describing the last four days which has seen us run a number of emotions,… Continue reading Four days in the life of…
There seems to have been a polarising of labels in recent days. You are either in one camp or another and depending upon who is using the term its probably being used in a derogatory sense. This only goes to entrench the perspectives which will do nobody any good. Remoaners – Leavers: Alt-right –… Continue reading When two, or more, tribes go to war
In recent months I’ve been turning off the radio and turning on to podcasts. It began with the acclaimed “S-Town” which led me to the equally acclaimed “Serial” and now I’m a full fledged subscriber to “This American Life” which never fails to entertain and inform my week. I guess my reader from over the… Continue reading Unconscious bias ? Deal with it !
I haven’t chirped on much about the work that we raise funds for in India. This is for a number of reasons but at a time when it’s difficult to find positives in any ordinary day I do draw some comfort from knowing that somewhere, where children are not so fortunate as their western counterparts,… Continue reading COUK update.. a small world getting smaller