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Welcome to the House of Fun 32

‘You don’t stop laughing because you grow older. You grow older because you stop laughing.’  Not my quote, but that of Maurice Chevalier. And I can’t imagine I’ll ever write a sentence quoting that particular French icon ever again, but nonetheless, Monsieur Chevalier made a very good point. I’m not […]


Brief Encounter

There are some moments in life, despite the briefness of the encounter, that live with us forever.  July 2009, I was walking around the new retail development at Portsmouth Harbour with my wife Debbie, kids Georgia and Olivia, and my sister, Jackie’s, family – husband Nigel and my nieces Rebecca […]


Nothing Ever Happens

I really enjoy putting this blog together. It’s in my thoughts for the bulk of the preceding week, and something usually happens during that week to get the creative juices going. That then leads me to write about whatever that topic might be, usually for anywhere between 1,800 to 2,500 […]


The Sloop John B 3

When you write a regular blog, you often have to fight the temptation to be controversial. When I wrote for a Brighton based sports magazine for a few years, Sussex Sport, I was actually paid to be controversial. Not Katie Price bat shit crazy controversial, but part of my brief […]