I wrote for years as a hobby, getting the occasional article published and, somewhat less frequently, paid for as well. I wanted to keep my first cheque but, like most writers, the urge to celebrate a sale was too strong.
I don’t believe in hell. I’m not sure many people do. It is a good thing too as going by the various descriptions it is quite, well, hellish. I don’t want to go there. All that flame and pokers can’t
If you listen to rugby commentators on TV or read reports in the rugby specific publications you will come away with the belief that the sport in much more technical nowadays and intelligence is considerably more important than it ever
When I was a police officer, if I was asked a question by a senior officer I’d normally say exactly what they wanted me to say. It’s the safest way, although sometimes . . . I once refused an order
Accepted wisdom is that the British know how to queue and that foreigners could learn a lot from us. Perhaps, but there are aspects to modern life that goes beyond such simplistic reduction. I have recently started going by bus.
I’ve been ill. That’s why there’s been a hiatus in posting. I’ve been ill before of course, many times, and I think that’s part of the problem. I’ve only been very ill four times in my life. I had a
I became a Formula 1 fanatic after the first GP I went to, the 1966 British GP in 1966. I went with my father. He liked motor racing in general, but wandering around the Paddock, seeing the drivers I had
I’m not a mathematician. I got a GCE in the three disciplines and enjoyed the lessons, but my major love was English. I can be pedantic when people confuse pleonasm with tautology, but then, who would not? I watch technical
I’m not religious. I don’t accept or agree with any organised religion that I’ve heard of. I don’t call myself an atheist because I don’t think I should be defined by degrees of beliefs in what other men have invented.
I do granddaddy stuff now. I babysit and take a couple of grandchildren to school and pick them up. These two are quite young, six and four, so are at the age when they can be a bit dreamy. My