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Ten years back home

Ten years back in t’North

  This weekend is one I will always remember as it is 10 years ago this weekend that I moved back up to Yorkshire. Whilst I was born in Yorkshire and lived up here until I was 5, my family and I moved down to Wolverhampton and spent 30 happy …

Lockdown 2.0

Lockdown 2.0

  Tomorrow, England starts the second Covid-19 lockdown. This time it is for a period of four weeks, though it is possible that this may be extended.   What have you learned from the last lockdown?   What will you do differently?   What did you value from the opportunities …

Last Of The Summer Wine

What Yorkshire is to me

What is Yorkshire to me?   I was born here, but again so much more was born here too. Rugby League, Yorkshire Tea, flat caps, and more Rugby League!   I lived far away from here for many years, but Yorkshire was good enough to return to. Often when you …

Blogger

Blog Testimonials

I have been fortunate enough to receive some very kind comments and words of appreciation from people who have read my blog posts. Here are a sample from the last eighteen months.  Gwenneth, West Sussex – Just the perspective I needed today. Julie, Castleford – Awww, just wonderful. You have …

Jealousy

Be pleased for others without jealousy

Today’s thought for the day: You can be pleased for someone else’s good news without needing to be negative or envious. ‘I’ve just won a holiday!’ ‘Oh I wish I had, I never win anything and I really could do with a break.’ Or ‘Oh wow, that’s amazing! I’m really …

King Philip 11 of Spain

I’m too busy to deal with this!

King Philip II of Spain King Philip II of Spain often would write long responses to questions, sent to him by officials, saying that he didn’t have time to deal with it. Often these ranting responses would be up to four pages long, taking 15 minutes or more to write …

Litter is rubbish

I don’t have to follow rules

I don’t have to follow rules Those rules are for others, not for me.  I don’t have to follow that rule, I’m in a hurry. Yeah whatever, I don’t care.  Others do it, so why shouldn’t I? It doesn’t matter, does it? It’s my life, I will do what I …