The Fortune Men by Nadifa Mohamed My rating: 4 of 5 stars Set in the city where I grew up and in a time not too long before I was born, this novel describes the events around the unlawful killing of two people. Both are immigrants who live in the area around Cardiff Docks thatContinue reading “The Fortune Men by Nadifa Mohamed”
In spite of Messrs Downes and Horne’s prophecy it didn’t. In much the same way that the death of dentistry has been prophesied many times in the 40 odd years of my involvement it hasn’t died, yet. Evolved, grown, changed in many ways certainly but rumours of its death have been greatly exaggerated. I rememberContinue reading “Video Killed The Radio Star…oh no it didn’t.”
Thanks to Tony Barton from Red Kite for sharing. Tony was one of my teachers during my Coach Training.
Taken a couple of weeks ago from the Space Station, a picture of Ireland from a cloudless sky. For those who wonder where ReesAcres is, it’s in the County of Cork, the Townland of Fahouragh, and the parish of Castlehaven, comfortably close to the sea about 3 miles or so from Skibbereen. Right down theContinue reading “ReesAcres from a cloudless sky”
This tickled me this morning. A poem by John O’Donnell Heard on the ever interesting Sunday Miscellany. LINK
I first heard this song nearly 50 years ago, I was hitch hiking from Cardiff to London at the start of a trip that eventually took me to the Greek Islands via Yugoslavia (as it was then). I got a lift in a mini and the driver played Crosby,Continue reading “Our house, with two cats in the yard…”
Today, April 1st, I have been classed as self-employed for 40 years. That means that I have taken responsibility for ensuring that I keep a roof over my (and my family’s) head, that I acknowledge when times are good and acknowledge that times will not be so good. I have had ups, downs, made mistakes,Continue reading “40 Years On….”
“Most runners run not because they want to live longer, but because they want to live life to the fullest. If you’re going to while away the years, it’s far better to live them with clear goals and fully alive then in a fog, and I believe running helps you to do that. Exerting yourselfContinue reading “The Monday Morning Quote #651”
From Saturday’s FT. I always enjoy “The Inventory” section in the weekend magazine but this one more than most. I thought I would share.
Sometime when you’re feeling important;Sometime when your ego’s in bloom;Sometime when you take it for granted,You’re the best qualified in the room:Sometime when you feel that your going,Would leave an unfillable hole,Just follow these simple instructions,And see how they humble your soul. Take a bucket and fill it with water,Put your hand in it upContinue reading “The Indispensable Man”