The Perfect Husband?

Here’s a little but wise story from Nasruddin about this dance I’m doing; Once there were two friends who would meet every New Year’s Eve and discuss their future plans. The first one asked the second, “What are you going to do this year?” “I’m going to find myself the perfect wife,” the first friend […]

Dog Logic

1. If I like it, it’s mine 2. If it’s in my mouth, it’s mine 3. If I had it a little while ago, it’s mine 4. If I can take it from you, it’s mine 5. If it’s mine, it must never be yours 6. If it just looks like mine, it’s mine 7. […]

Is there a such thing as a wrong turn?

You’re curious and smart and bored All you see is a choice between working hard and slacking off There are so many adventures that you miss because you are waiting for a fully formed plan To find them, look for tiny interesting choices Take wrong turns Talk to strangers Open unmarked doors And if you […]

The Fault in Our Stars

Been reading The Fault in our Stars by John Green recently, the main characters in the book are sixteen year old Hazel and seventeen year old Gus, both of whom have cancer. It’s a lovely novel and John Green has obviously had some experience with cancer in teenagers or done his research thoroughly. And it’s […]

Secrets of the OLDERhood?

I read this a while back and thought it was worth sharing; The secret to getting my wife to be less inhibited had more to do with me than her. It wasn’t until I started listening to what she wanted from me outside the bedroom that changes happened inside the bedroom. I needed to show […]

Secrets of the sisterhood?

Apparently….. (always be wary of any sentence that starts with the word ‘apparently’, it’s usually a fib…or even worse, gossip!), apparently  the 2007 Meryl Streep movie The Devil Wears Prada is one of the all time greats. I know this for a fact as I met up with a potential date when it was released […]

Armageddon?

  A gang of workmen pitched at an electricity junction next to the Embankment in central London on Thursday night, put on safety jackets, hard hats and as the law requires, surrounded the area with ‘Danger Men Working’ signs. They then (rather cooly) broke into the substation and ripped out all the thick copper cables. […]

Christmas Rapping?

I’ve decided I’m probably not human. Possibly not even Leprechauniun. The more observant of you will have noticed that the tag line for this blog is I’m not entirely sure this is my home planet, and it’s not without some justification. You see, every one of us are unique but some of us really are […]

If I was God, Part Deux

I like to think that my natural ‘default state’ is being nice, kind, generous, supportive and loving, it’s my default mode but isn’t it fascinating the way the Universe conspires to teach me lessons, lessons I have no desire to learn, lessons I didn’t even know I needed to learn? I read this on the […]

Childish Confusion?

When I was growing up a lot of things confused me (and still do), here’s just some of the more obvious ones. Cranes – no, not the feathered variety but the one’s used for heavy lifting on building sites. Where do they come from, in half a century living on this rock I’ve as yet […]