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Old Fart For Hire Or Rent

After spending nearly a year with Mrs Bridges (and her preserves, marmalades, chutneys, curds, mustards, relishes, and mayonnaise) we are divorcing. Sadly, unlike Bob Marley, we really weren’t jammin’ and therefore, from 1st August, I’ll be back out on the pull. Let me start as I mean to go on. I don’t have a doctorate, …

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Is Danny dire?

Prince Harry seems to be a decent chap and Meghan is a very hot fine actress, those two aside I have little enthusiasm for the Royal Family. Danny Baker also seems to be a decent chap. He’s funny, smart, inventive and a huge music buff. He’s also a football lover, a very readable journalist, a …

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My Colonoscopy: A Gut-Wrenching Tale Full Of Twists And Turns

At 9:00 this morning (3rd May 2019), my wife, Rachel, gleefully inserted a long plastic tube into my anus along with what seemed like a vat full of potent, fast-acting fluid. Why? I hear you ask. No, it’s not the weird West Country sex-game some of you are imagining; today is my Bowel Cancer Screening …

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Don’t Just Sit There – Say Something!

Below is an article I originally posted on my Facebook page. Writing it was a cathartic exercise and, due to its intensely personal nature, I thought long and hard about whether I should publish it at all. I’m so glad I did, as the response was overwhelming. The most wonderful thing is that a few …

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Welcome to The Acoustic Egg Box!

I love books, art, films and well-made TV shows. I love great food and drink, sport, comedy, and, as an old mod, decent clobber. All the above things are important to me, but I’d give them up for music at the drop of a hat. Music was my first love and I’ve been obsessed with …

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