Otway and Barrett

As Micky Flanagan might say we went ‘Out Out’ last night. This is rare. Most evenings I’d sooner be tucked up in bed pretty earlier with a book and a mug of something hot. That’s old age for you. But…

Lucky Heather

Hot on the heels of a trip to Plymouth we headed northwards to Somerset. In the interest of fuel economy in these expensive times we purposely planned back to back trips to save on mileage. Hot Stuff’s mum wanted to…

British Fireworks Championship

We hadn’t seen our friend Salty Dog for a few months so a catch up was overdue.   I invited her over to Brixham this week for supper and a swim.  But she trumped me.   ‘Why don’t you come and see…

Free Money

Whoopee! Despite the wider economic doom and gloom, my shares are finally taking an upward trajectory. In fact, some recent investments from when I had my pension lump sum to invest, are doing very nicely indeed. But there’s one or…

Scrumped Crumble

A post filled with naughtiness today. I went over to the allotment yesterday to dig up our paltry harvest of onions before the forecast rain set in. On the way back I picked some blackberries that are growing wild on…

The Hundred

I’ve enjoyed watching cricket since my teenage years. Essex played county games annually in one of the parks in Southend-on-Sea near where I lived. I used to go with my friend, take a picnic and a book and then hassle…