Roads trips – a retrospective

Having grown up in a small town and in high school, having gone to boarding school in another town, road trips were commonplace.  There are, however, some trips that remain embedded in my memory.  The first that I really remember would have been in 1967.  It was the year after we arrived in South Africa … Continue reading Roads trips – a retrospective

Songs of [My] Life

An opening word I originally wrote this in November 2018.  The challenge was to pick that one favourite song.  Needless to say, that was an impossible task but a challenge to which I rose - with some relish.  When my webhost disappeared some time ago, this post went along with it.  I'm "reconstiting" some and … Continue reading Songs of [My] Life

Taking the Lead

This month's theme for the monthly top 3 contest on the Hive crypto-blogging blockchain was one that the team just must have known I couldn't pass up.  I started thinking about my selection the instant the post appeared on 1 July. I "compete" for fun I'm getting a little ahead of myself:  I always say … Continue reading Taking the Lead

The Mercurial Freddie

Foreword I wrote this almost exactly a year ago, and it went the way of all my posts for that period.  That said, this week saw the announcement that the Royal Mail would be launching a series of stamps to mark the 50th anniversary of Queen.  It seemed fitting that this is the post I … Continue reading The Mercurial Freddie